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Ford updates Transit Connect with greater payload

Ford has announced updates to its Transit Connect, offering greater payload than previously.

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Theft from vans costing tradespeople £264 million a year

Tool theft from vans costs trade professionals £264 million a year and can put them out of work for 30 days at a time on average.

Loophole over mobile phone use while driving set to be closed

A loophole that allows drivers to escape punishment for hand-held phone use will be closed under plans announced by the Government.

New diesel engine added to Citroën SpaceTourer range

Citroen’s SpaceTourer MPV range has been bolstered with the introduction of an efficient new diesel engine to replace two previous units.

Dramatic shift to electric power predicted for van operators

A “dramatic shift” to electric power will soon be underway for UK businesses that operate vans, according to new research.

Amazon launches first custom electric delivery vehicle

Amazon has unveiled its first custom electric delivery vehicle, designed and built in partnership with Rivian, which is plans to have on the road in 2022.

Is this the most luxurious London taxi ever made?

A limited-edition version of the latest-generation London black cab has been revealed, promising ‘unrivalled comfort’.

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New graphics service opens up on-van advertising possibilities

A new fast-change graphics service has been launched that opens up a new range of on-van advertising possibilities, according to its maker.

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.

New LCV reviews

Ford Transit Custom PHEV test drive

A plug-in hybrid motor is a great addition to the Ford Transit Custom line-up, offering businesses a new way to cut their carbon footprints.

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

Renault adds Master Dropside option to range

Renault has added an enhanced off-the-shelf Master Dropside option to its range, aimed at customers who need to load and bulky items.

New Volkswagen California Beach brings added versatility

Volkswagen has introduced a new California Beach variant of its popular camper model for owners who need extra space and flexibility.

Citroën confirms pricing for e-SpaceTourer

The new electric Citroen e-Spacetourer will be priced from £45,600 after the plug-in car grant and is available for orders now.

UK’s first all-electric ambulance hits the roads

The first all-electric zero emissions ambulance to be used in frontline services in the UK has hit the roads in the West Midlands.

Five-tonne Transit offers heavy-duty capability

Ford has announced a new 5.0-tonne Transit, adding a heavy-duty edge to Ford’s series of commercial vehicles. Billed by...

Iveco introduces Business trim for Daily range

Iveco has launched a new Business trimline for its Daily product range, which groups together some of the range’s most popular options.

Renault celebrates Master’s 40th birthday with Ruby Edition

To celebrate 40 years of the Master van, Renault Trucks has launched a special edition of its latest generation Master Red Edition range.

Industry news

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.

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.