Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

Volkswagen launches CV scrappage scheme

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is following the lead of the car sector and launching a scrappage scheme for older vehicles.The scheme will offer incentives of...
Peugeot Partner van

Insight – electric future for Peugeot and Citroën

PSA Group is increasing promotional activity for its electric vans – the Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo – to grow its urban fleet presence.

French brands unveil CV Show plans

Momentum is growing for the CV Show, with more manufacturers announcing their stands at the Birmingham NEC event on 25th to 27th April including...
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on road

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rivals the Ford Transit, offering a wide range of sizes and payloads and a very easy driving experience.
VisionTrack Halo

VisionTrack Halo to keep van fleets on track

Telematics provider VisionTrack expects its new Halo 360 video system, debuting at the CV Show in April, to appeal to fleet managers.The four-camera software system...
Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen Crafter to debut at CV Show

The CV Show in April will see the UK debut of the new Volkswagen Crafter panel van.The new Crafter, named International Van of the...
Volkswagen van centre

Slow but positive start to van sales

Sales of new vans in the UK are still growing, though the increase was a modest 1.2 per cent in January. Heavy vans led the rise, smaller versions slipping.

New van market picks up to record levels

The UK new van market has matched the car market with record registrations in 2016.A total of 375,687 light commercial vehicles were registered during...

Soaring exports keep CV factories busy

Exports are driving soaring production at the UK’s commercial vehicle plants.In total 9,669 CVs were built in the UK’s factories in November, up nine...

Ford adds style to Transit Custom

Ford is launching two new style-pitched versions of its Transit Custom one-tonne van, a Colour Edition and new Sports models.

New NV300 extends Nissan van range

Nissan has put its new NV300 compact van on sale, at prices starting from £21,300.The NV300 replaces the Primastar and gives Nissan a new...

Honda pioneers new direction for ATVs

Honda expects commercial interest from the Pioneer, a new utility vehicle dubbed more practical than a quad bike and more manageable than a full-size 4x4.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class 'Powerful Adventurer' concept

Mercedes-Benz picks up the X-factor

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled two X-Class concepts pointing at the look and very different target markets of the brand’s first-ever pick-up, on sale late 2017.

Conversion adds chill appeal to Volkswagen vans

Van conversion specialist TBC Conversions is reporting major demand for its refrigerated versions of the Volkswagen Caddy and Crafter vans.

Fiat Fullback review

Fiat enters the pick-up market with the Fullback, a double-cab which is effectively a rebadged Mitsubishi L200, and all the better for it.
Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen Crafter takes van of the year prize

The Volkswagen Crafter has been named International Van of the Year for 2017, winning the award at the same show at which it is launched onto the market.

Electric Crafter offers city centre solution

Volkswagen has unveiled an electric version of its Crafter van at the Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show, the powertrain not compromising load space.

SsangYong Musso pick-up review

SsangYong has updated its Korando with a new, more powerful diesel engine and transmission, and revived the name of one of the brand's first models sold.

Volkswagen goes alone with new Crafter

Volkswagen has unveiled its new Crafter large van at an event in Offenbach, Germany. The third-generation model is no longer a joint project with Mercedes.

Engine blues good news for Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot is adding BlueHDi engines to its Boxer van range, completing the roll-out of more powerful yet more efficient Euro 6 engines to its LCV line-up.
Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux review

Toyota launches the eighth-generation version of its iconic Hilux with the aim of appealing not just to those who need it as a workshop but SUV buyers too.
FIAT Talento

Fiat Talento panel van review

Fiat hopes to compete against the mighty Ford Transit Custom with its new Talento, a close relation to Renault's Traffic and the Vauxhall Vivaro.

Renault updates vans with Euro 6 engines

Renault has updated its van range with more specification and Euro-6 emissions-compliant engines.

Fiat brings Talento to van market

Fiat announce prices for its new Talento van. Its replacing the Scudo, and is set to compete with the Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic and Nissan NV300.

Heavy haulers drive soaring van market

UK van sales are continuing to climb, driven by demand for the heaviest vehicles. Registrations of vans in the UK were up for the fifth successive month.