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Ford introduces new finance options for LCV buyers

Ford Credit, Ford's financing arm, has introduced two new financing products for business purchasers purchasing a new van.

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Clancy Group orders more than 500 Mercedes-Benz vans

Utilities contractor Clancy Group has taken delivery of more than 500 Mercedes-Benz vans, which are now supporting a range of well-known service providers.

Orders open for Volkswagen’s first electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has opened order books for the ABT eTransporter, its first electric van in the UK.

Pricing announced for Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall has announced pricing and specifications for its electric Vivaro-e Life, which starts from £34,645 after the Government’s plug-in grant.

MAXUS offers £2020 off all e Deliver 3 orders to end of September

MAXUS is offering all UK customers a £2020 discount on e Deliver 3 orders made between September 9-30.

LCV demand falls in August as buyers wait for new plates

Demand for light commercial vehicles (LCVs) dropped by 16% in the UK in August, as fleet operators wait for the new September plate, new figures have revealed.

Amazon to add 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet

Internet retail giant Amazon has announced that it is to add 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its European deliver fleet this year.

Features

Van drivers reveal their biggest annoyances on the road

Van drivers have revealed the ways in which other road users get on their nerves out on the road in a new survey

Geofencing tech for Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Ford has a new geofencing system for its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid that allows the van to automatically switch into EV mode in low-emission zones.

Van owners warned to get safety checks as MOT exemption ends

Van owners are being urged to get their vans checked and repaired, as about 1.2 million vans had MOTs postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown exemption.

Six tips to protect your van from theft

Security is something that all van owners should be prioritising, with the number of vans stolen increasing by 45% over the last four years.

Ford approves use of cooking oil in its Transit vans

Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its latest Transit van, giving a renewable fuel option to drivers.

Why cleaning and maintenance is so important for van owners

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your van isn’t just about looking good, it can help to reduce repair bills and increase re-sale value,...

New LCV reviews

Ford Transit Connect Sport test drive

The Sport spec certainly sharpens up the look of the Ford Transit Connect, but it doesn't change the vehicle's practicality as a small delivery van.

Isuzu D-Max XTR test drive

The Isuzu D-Max XTR may be old-school, but it’s bristling with charm. It might not be as refined as rivals but it has more genuine off-road capability.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class test drive

Other MPVs may match the Mercedes-Benz V-Class for pople-moving ability, but few can rival its premium feeling and car-like driving style.

Ford Transit test drive

The heavily-revised Ford Transit retains its crown as the go-to large van, but we're not convinced of the real-world benefits of the mild hybrid system.

Volkswagen Transporter test drive

The Volkswagen Transporter has long been regarded as one of the best vans on sale today, and that continues with the updated T6.1 series.

Ford Ranger Raptor review

60-second summary What is it?The Ford Ranger Raptor is a range-topping version of the pick-up with significant off-road upgrades.

Twin test: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vs Volkswagen Crafter

Choosing between the Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is as difficult today as it was a few years ago when they were basically the same van.

Vauxhall Vivaro review

The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro is a significant improvement, and will ensure that the Vauxhall is a prime alternative to the dominant Ford Transit Custom.

Manufacturer news

Fiat e-Ducato pricing and specification announced

Fiat has today announced UK pricing and specifications for the fully electric e-Ducato van, which is on sale now.

Ford launches rally-inspired MS-RT Transit Custom and Transit Connect vans

Ford has announced that Ford Transit Custom and Transit Connect vans developed by vehicle design specialist MS‑RT will be available to order direct from Ford Transit Centres from September.

Openreach makes significant investment in Vauxhall electric vans

Telecommunications specialist Openreach has ordered 270 Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans and nine Corsa-e cars as part of the company’s commitment to electric-powered vehicles.

Pricing and specs confirmed for Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the pricing and specification of its new large electric van, the eSprinter, starting at £51,950 exc. VAT and plug-in car grant.

Equipment upgrades for Toyota Proace

Toyota has announced equipment upgrades for the Toyota Proace van and Proace Verso MPV, with the first vehicles set to arrive in October.

Spartan take on 70 new Mercedes-Benz Citans

Spartan Motor Factors has commissioned 70 new Mercedes-Benz Citans as the company seeks to grow following its acquisition by MWR Sales Ltd...

Mercedes-Benz announces pricing and specifications for updated Vito

Mercedes has revealed its pricing and specification structure for its refreshed Vito, which will start at £22,845 plus VAT.

Industry news

Rise in new van registrations point to post-Covid recovery

The number of new LCVS registered increased by 7% in July, the first monthly year-on-year increase since January, fuelled by pent-up demand from operators after lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

Nissan NV200 UK’s most reliable van, new figures reveal

The UK’s most reliable light commercial vehicle (LCV) is the Nissan NV200, while the Ford Ranger is the most prone to needing repair, according to new research.

Waitrose and John Lewis home delivery vans set to go electric

Customers buying online food from Waitrose or receiving smaller John Lewis deliveries are set to start seeing their shopping arrive in electric vans.

New van sales show first signs of recovery

June provided another tough month for the light commercial vehicle sector, with registrations down 24.8% compared to the same time in 2019, and sales in the sector were more than 44% down on the first half of last year.

Ford and Volkswagen finalise plan to develop LCVs together

Ford and Volkswagen have signed an agreement that will see the pair share technology to build three new commercial vehicles.

New van market falls 86% in April due to coronavirus

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined by 86.2% in April as nearly all registrations stopped due to coronavirus lockdowns.

Drivers urged to give vans a health check to maintain safety

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has urged van drivers who have been handed an MOT extension to give their vans a health check to keep them road legal and safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

New van registrations halve in March as coronavirus makes impact

The new light commercial vehicle market more than halved in March compared to 2019 figures as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic impacted on the sector.