Order books open for new Club up! and Street up! at Breeze Volkswagen

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Poole Tower Park based motor dealership Breeze Volkwagen has opened its order books for the new Volkswagen Club up! and Volkswagen Street up!

With prices starting from £11,995 (RRP OTR), both models are based on the flagship High up! trim which includes front fog lights, heated front seats and a Maps & More portable ‘infotainment’ device as well as additional styling features.

John Corderoy, managing director at Breeze Volkswagen, says: “We’re delighted to have these two new models at our dealership. Both styles bring a fun and unique driving experience for our customers and will certainly stand out from the crowd.”

The Street up! adds 16-inch Upsilon alloy wheels, standard Pure White, Black Pearl or Reflex Silver paint, 65 per cent tinted glass from the B-pillar back, “Street” badging, decals on side, bonnet, boot and roof, wing mirrors in silver (except for the Reflex Silver models on which they are black), body coloured bumpers with chrome moulding on the front fog lights, leather steering wheel with up! logo, up! scuff plates with yellow stripe, black roof lining, carpet mats and unique “Street” cloth upholstery.

The Club up! adds 16-inch Triangle alloy wheels, standard Blueberry metallic (unique to the Club up!) or Black Pearl paint, 65 per cent tinted glass from the B-pillar back, “Club” badging, decals on side panels in silver, wing mirrors in silver, up! scuff plates, black roof lining, carpet mats and unique “Club” Tartan Tonic cloth upholstery.

Both new cars are powered by the up!’s most powerful 1.0-litre petrol engine.  Delivering 75 PS at 6,200 rpm, the three-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.  It returns 60.1 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 108 g/km of CO2.  The up! produces a maximum torque of 95 Nm (70 lbs ft) between 3,000 and 4,300 rpm.

The Street up! and Club up! are available to order in three and five-door bodystyles.   The up! range starts at £8,765 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level 60 PS 1.0-litre Take up!.

For further information, please contact Breeze Volkswagen on 01202 713000 or www.breeze-volkswagen.co.uk.

Breeze Volkswagen Portsmouth scores highest customer satisfaction in England

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Portsmouth-based Breeze Volkswagen fought-off stiff competition against other Volkswagen Repair Centres across England, to become the highest scoring repair centre for customer satisfaction.

In a survey commissioned by Volkswagen, customers who took their commercial vehicle to Breeze Portsmouth from July 1 to September 31, 2014, for servicing and repairs were asked to rate the staff and dealership as a whole on how well they provided customer service.

Results showed that Breeze Volkswagen’s Van Repair Centre in Portsmouth scored the highest out of 24 official Volkswagen dealerships in England. Reviews included: “Good communication, friendly and reliable”, “they kept me informed all the time and they stuck to their word, all the work was top notch”, “the staff were professional and made sure I got the right service.”

The Breeze dealership on the Portfield Industrial Estate achieved a 9.95 score out of a possible 12. Chris Tout, service manager, commented: “Winning this award is a great achievement for our staff who have been working incredibly hard since we opened 18 months ago, but even more so in the last eight months. The Breeze philosophy is focused on looking after our customers and making sure that they are supported through the full buying journey. Many of our commercial customers come to us via a direct recommendation from a friend which is the highest accolade for us.

“We have excellent team morale and work well together. We have managed to win awards in 2013 and 2014 at Portsmouth and to be entered into the annual awards for 2014 would be the icing on the cake to finish the year off.”

The Breeze Volkswagen Van Repair Centre provides an aftersales service, repairs, warranty and MOT facility. The aftersales centre features four service bays, housing the latest Volkswagen technology, and provides commercial vehicle customers with all levels of servicing, repairs, warranty, parts and accessories and  MOT’s six days a week.

The dealership has also been entered into Volkswagen’s annual awards ceremony in February.

The Breeze Volkswagen Van Service Centre is based at Unit C3-C4, Portfield Industrial Estate, Portsmouth, PO3 5RX. Telephone 023 9265 2255 or visit www.breeze-volkswagen.co.uk for further details.

Volkswagen Passat picks up top gong for 2014’s safest car

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The new Volkswagen Passat was awarded the maximum safety rating for 2014, from the independent European consumer protection organisation (Euro NCAP).

The eighth generation Passat, which is available to buy from Tower Park-based Breeze Volkswagen, received a 5-star rating and is considered to be one of the safest cars in the world. With this result, the new Passat follows its predecessor, which last earned the highest score in 2010.

Euro NCAP has been considered the most important standard for vehicle safety since 1997.

The overall safety rating of five stars for the new Passat is composed of results in four areas: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and security support. This model also benefits from a world-class security package with an optimised body structure, a highly effective integrated seatbelt and airbag system and innovative assistance technologies.

John Corderoy, managing director at Breeze Volkswagen, says: “Volkswagens are world renowned for their durability and safety, and we’re delighted to have the latest Passat at Breeze Volkswagen. It is an exciting, innovative new model and this, combined with its design, quality and style, means it’s a real competitor to premium rivals and at a great price.”

During the investigations on occupant protection for adults, which include a head-on crash test against an aluminium barrier (at 64 km/h and 40 per cent overlap) as well as a side impact (at 50 km/h in the vehicle structure) and a pole side impact (at 29 km/h), the Passat received 85 per cent of the maximum rating. The new Passat also performed excellently in the child protection category and reached over 87 per cent of the attainable point total due to the standard ISOFIX and top tether child seat anchors.

The design of the bumper and bonnet scored highly for pedestrian protection in the prevention of injury in a collision. In addition, the new Passat has standard series systems on board such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including ABS with brake assistant, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Tyre Monitoring Indicator and Driver Alert System.

This version of the Volkswagen Passat is now available to order from Breeze Volkswagen, with its first deliveries expected in January.

For further information, please contact Breeze Volkswagen on 01202 713000 or www.breeze-volkswagen.co.uk

Volkswagen scoops award as top manufacturer

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Vehicle brand Volkswagen received the top manufacturer award at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards ceremony in London in December.

Volkswagen was awarded ‘Best Manufacturer Scheme of the Year’ for its Das WeltAuto programme, and was highly commended for its used car website. The Volkswagen Golf was also named ‘Used Car of the Year’ runner up.

Tower Park-based Breeze Volkswagen stocks more than 100 used vehicles as well as 132 brand new cars. John Corderoy, managing director at Breeze Volkswagen, says: “Das WeltAuto is now an established used car ‘brand’ for Volkswagen and represents used cars customers can trust. Customers can purchase the renowned brand directly from us and receive the same high level of experience as a new car customer, with complete confidence and peace of mind.’

Customers who purchase a used car from Breeze Volkswagen receive 142 pre-sale checks, a minimum 12 month warranty, 30 day/1000 mile exchange policy, a minimum 12 months roadside assistance for the UK and Europe, independent vehicle history and mileage tests, service history checks and seven days free Volkswagen insurance.

Volkswagen was also ‘Highly Commended’ as runner up in the Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year category. The Das WeltAuto website www.volkswagen.co.uk/used is comprehensive and easy to use, incorporating a fully responsive (for all devices) used car locator with a ‘make an offer’ function.

John added: “Searching for a car online is easy and when customers have found one that suits, they are given contact details and a map for the Retailer, full information on the car, its features and tech spec, a reminder of all the standard Das WeltAuto features and guarantees plus the facility to generate a finance quote and understand what their monthly payments would be.”

For further information about any Volkswagen used or new vehicles please visit www.breeze-volkswagen.co.uk or call 01202 713000.

Breeze Volkswagen unveils award winning Golf SV at Tower Park dealership

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Tower Park-based motor dealership, Breeze Volkswagen has unveiled the latest Golf SV in its showroom.

The Volkswagen Golf SV, which went on sale at Breeze Volkswagen earlier this year, received an impressive accolade at The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards 2015, to win the £25,000 to £30,000 price category.

The winning model was the top specification Golf SV GT 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS with six-speed DSG gearbox which is based on the standard Golf hatchback with additional space and versatility.

The Awards were judged by a panel of experts who put 39 cars through their paces to establish their towing credentials as well as their ‘caravanability’ or practicality for towing holidays as well as everyday use.

Judges’ comments about the winning Golf SV included: “Fantastic to drive around the hill routes, you wouldn’t know you’re towing”, “perfect hill start, pulled away without a fuss”.

John Corderoy, managing director at Breeze Volkswagen, says: “Breeze Volkswagen is proud to offer Volkswagen’s award winning models. The Golf SV is a particular favourite of mine as it is perfectly suited to a modern day family who can adventure around the country or further afield with their caravan in the luxury of a Volkswagen.”

For more details on Volkswagen’s award-winning range of cars, please visit Breeze Volkswagen in Tower Park, Poole on 01202 713000 or visit www.breeze-volkswagen.co.uk
*The Golf GTE is also open for ordering in December, with deliveries expected for the new registration in March.