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New VW Citygate Colindale Van Centre open after complete redevelopment

Previously a shared site, the new centre is now a standalone Van Centre facility with an improved showroom, increased used vehicle stock levels, as well as new commercial vehicle onsite paint and bodyshop.

The new showroom is capable of displaying up to eight vehicles, including a separate California lifestyle area and commissioning room.

Mean the used vehicle stock display area can now showcase up to 40 vehicles, enabling it to include a full range of used ‘Engineered to Go’ products in its stock to cater for customers that require Luton, dropside or tipper models.

The new standalone facility also benefits from the introduction of an onsite paint and body shop, which is capable of accommodating the new Crafter range. As a result the Van Centre has extended its aftersales capacity and in turn, this has led to the recruitment of a second specialist service advisor and extended workshop opening hours from 7am to 7pm.

Richard Blunden, national network development manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “The newly transformed Colindale site is further proof of how we are working with our partners to provide the best levels of service to our customers. The redeveloped Colindale Van Centre has seen a great deal of investment by Citygate and is testament to the ongoing confidence our investors have in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand.

“Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continue to work with its customers to help them to reduce costly downtime. The aftersales facilities within the Van Centre, combined with the launch of new extended opening hours in the workshop, will have a positive effect on minimising this issue for Colindale Van Centre customers.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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