subscription cars

Find a Volkswagen from an approved subscription provider

The short-term car hire market is fragmented so we want to make finding the right car easy for you. We partner with approved vehicle subscription companies to bring you the best, in-stock Volkswagen cars so you can always find one that's available.

We want to give our users access to every subscription car available today, so they can find the best one for them. Use our car search tool to narrow down your search.

Remember, our car inventory depends on UK providers, so the range of cars you’ll see depends on what subscription vehicles they currently have in stock.

How to get a Volkswagen on subscription?

It’s time to find your next car! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Browse all available cars
  2. Find a subscription company that has it in stock
  3. Head over to their website
  4. Sign up and add your personal information
  5. Pick a subscription term (usually a monthly rolling but some providers require a minimum 3-month commitment)
  6. Pay initial subscription deposit (if applicable)
  7. Select a delivery date for your new car!

What’s included in the monthly vehicle subscription cost?

Unlike leasing and other types of car finance, subscription services include all costs related to car ownership, including:

  • Regular vehicle maintenance
  • Servicing for when things go wrong
  • Breakdown cover
  • Car insurance
  • Road tax
  • Yearly MOT
  • Car collection and delivery (some providers charge for this)

What is the most popular Volkswagen car in the UK?

The most popular model is the Volkswagen Polo SE with 52,887 new car sales in Q1 of 2022. Use our car search to find one on subscription today!

A brief history of Volkswagen

Volkswagen has been making cars in the UK since 1949. The UK has always been an important market for the German automaker and it remains so today.

Volkswagen's first car sold in Britain was the Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle) in 1949. The Beetle was a huge success, with over 21 million produced by 1970. It was not until 1972 that another VW model – the Passat – was launched in Britain. In 1974, Volkswagen established a factory at Westmoreland near London to assemble cars from German-made parts shipped to Britain by ferry or lorry.

The Golf replaced the Beetle as Volkswagen's most popular model in Europe by the early 1980s and became hugely successful in Britain too. However, its sales took a sharp downturn after the launch of its successor, the Polo, which went on sale in 1994. By this time, British buyers were more interested in smaller cars due to high petrol prices and changing lifestyles than ever before – making it easier for rivals such as Ford's Fiesta and Vauxhall's Astra to compete with VW's Golf and Passat models.

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1. Subscription cost is based on the average price of all subscription cars for this brand from four UK providers in January 2023.
2. Car brand popularity based on the number of new car sales in the UK. Data taken from SMMT for June 2022.
3. Most popular model is based on data on vehicle licensing in the UK. Data taken from GOV.UK for Q2 of 2022.

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