Volkswagen agrees exclusive driving school fleet deal
24 April 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Volkswagen has become the sole supplier of cars to Bill Plant Driving School.
The nationwide training firm is using the Golf hatchback and T-Roc SUV for its lessons.
The Golf first joined the firm's fleet early last year, and its success led to the sole supplier deal being agreed - with deliveries of T-Rocs to instructors now underway.
Hundreds of VWs have joined the fleet so far, with the potential for more as the training firm expands.
As well as for regular driving lessons, VWs are also being used for instructor training and corporate fleet.
The Golfs are in the Match equipment grade, while the T-Rocs are in SE spec.
Volkswagen UK head of fleet Michael O'Shea said: "The Golf is Volkswagen's most popular model and is a smash hit with UK customers, being the second bestselling car in the country, so it's easy to see why learners can benefit from a Golf being their introduction to driving life.
"The T-Roc SUV, with its numerous safety features, elevated seating position and compact size, has the ideal combination of qualities to make learners feel at ease when venturing out on the road.
"Volkswagen prides itself on the safety of its cars, so it's little wonder Bill Plant Driving School chose the Golf and T-Roc to create a whole new generation of Volkswagen fans."
Bill Plant Driving School head of instructor support Tom Hixon, said: "We've received tremendously positive feedback from our driving instructors and pupils about the new Volkswagen Golf, and we also welcome the T-Roc to the Bill Plant Driving School fleet.
"Every week hundreds of pupils will have their first experience of driving with Bill Plant Driving School inside either a Volkswagen Golf or T-Roc.
"This is a tremendous partnership as we continue to grow our business in 2019."