On Monday 12th February HMRC had announced that double cab pick-ups would be treated as cars rather than commercial vehicles. This would mean there would be serious tax implications for capital allowances, and benefit-in-kind payments. It would also impact the fuel benefits for any employees provided with private fuel putting their personal finances at risk. If you were a business supplying your employees with a double cab pick-up, you’d be right to be worried about future costs.

Our Volkswagen Van Centres have been ringing of the hook since this news was released. Understandably people haven’t seen the point in buying an Amarok for their business needs, despite them being a great all round pick up especially for farmers and those carrying heavy payloads.

So What’s Happening …

Well we have some fantastic news, the government have listened to business owners and the motoring industry on the costly impact of these tax changes and have decided to retract their decision, due to it not being in line with their wider aims to support businesses.

So now the Amarok is remaining a commercial vehicle, why not consider it as your next business pick up. There’re reasons people were so unhappy about the government’s decisions because it’s a strong and tough vehicle, perfect for carrying heavy loads, and runs just as well off road as on due to its 4MOTION all wheel drive.

Volkswagen Amarok exterior and interior
Volkswagen Amarok in the woods

If you weren’t convinced already that the Amarok is right for you, then the fact they come with the 5+ Promise* might sway your decision. What’s better than buying your business vehicle which will experience more wear and tear than the average run around, than it coming with 5 services, 3 MOTs, 5 years warrant and 5 years road side assistance!

Browse our Amarok stock or get in touch with your closest Volkswagen Van Centre to discuss your options further.

Terms and conditions

*Authorised repairers only. 3x Oil Service, 2x Oil & Inspection Service with Pollen Filter, 3x MOTs only. 5 yr/124,000 mile warranty. Limitations, exclusions & T&Cs apply. See below for for full T&Cs.



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