At Avis Prestige, we take pride in being able to provide our customers with premium high-end vehicles and our Volkswagen range is no exception. Offering style, comfort and practicality, these cars make a great choice for exploring the UK.
Our luxury fleet has been hand-picked to make sure they stand up to our first-class service. Hire a Volkswagen with Avis Prestige to experience the full range of benefits VW has to offer.
Notoriously known in the UK for its safety and practicality within the motor industry, VW has come a long way since its earliest days when the concept of the Volkswagen Beetle was created by high-end designer and founder of Porsche, Ferdinand Porsche, with the company now a major global force in car manufacturing.
With their vehicles built around their company name and ethos ‘People’s Car’ it becomes clear why these exceptionally engineered vehicles are so popular. Like Avis Prestige, the design of these cars always puts the users first.
At Avis Prestige, we believe in transparent and honest pricing, the price you see is the price you pay. That is why we have no hidden extras.
When you hire with us you can expect a range of benefits at no extra cost, including an additional driver, unlimited mileage on selected vehicles, Sat Nav, fully comprehensive insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance and free cancellation.
Our Volkswagen cars are available to hire at a wide selection of locations around the UK such as Scottish cities, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverness; as well as major English cities including, London, Manchester, and Birmingham. Avis Prestige also offer a bespoke "Meet & Greet" service from London Heathrow Airport.
If you can’t make it to one of our pick-up and drop off locations let us bring the car to you with our Bespoke Car Delivery service. Choose a time slot and place that best suits you and Avis Prestige will deliver the car to you. Contact our team to help you arrange your next UK trip.
Discover the Volkswagen vehicles available for hire from the Avis Prestige European fleet. The high stand of luxury vehicles you have come to expect with Avis Prestige is no different from the cars on offer in our European range. Top of the line vehicles with an equally first-class service. Please note that due to COVID-19 and the availability of vehicles, this information is subject to change.
The Volkswagen Group, often shortened to VW, is a major car manufacturer founded in 1937 by the German government. "Volkswagen" directly translates to "people's car", which is exactly what framed the ethos of VW – a company with a goal to mass-produce low-priced vehicles for all Germans.
VW Production was initially delayed due to the outbreak of World War II in 1939, as Volkswagen's factories were repurposed to manufacture military equipment and vehicles. However, post-war production grew at an exponential rate during the 1950s, seeing the introduction of the Volkswagen Transporter Van, as well as the VW Karmann Ghia Coupe.
The most popular model was the VW Beetle, and a substantial number of cars were exported to the United States.
The introduction of sportier models, such as the VW Golf, came in 1974 - formally known as the Rabbit in the US. This new direction came as part of Volkswagen's attempt to phase out its rear-engine cars, in replacement for front-engine, front-wheel-drive designs. With the VW Golf proving to be an instant success and sales overtaking the Beetle, it quickly became Volkswagen's best-selling model worldwide.
Volkswagen went on to acquire a series of awards, validating their manufacturing success, as well as becoming four time-winner of the 'European Car of the Year' and being named fourth most influential car of the 20th century with the VW Type 1 Beetle.
Recognising their responsibility to reduce carbon emissions, in 2012 Volkswagen announced plans to introduce hybrids of popular models, including the Jetta, Golf and Passat. Volkswagen refused to compromise performance when designing these diesel-electric hybrids, setting the world record for the fastest hybrid car with the VW Jetta by reaching 187mph.
Although production of the favoured VW Beetle ended in 2019, Volkswagen continues to evolve and innovate. Most of Volkswagen's popular models are being redesigned with the environment in mind, and with the aim of creating a future filled with all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
With pick up locations across the UK including major city airports, Volkswagen hire from Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Birmingham has never been easier.