Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
Stuart is the Editorial Director of The Van Expert, which came about after the success of sister site The Car Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help vehicle buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.
Volkswagen Transporter T6 BlueMotion

Volkswagen Transporter gets more economical

Volkswagen has introduced a new BlueMotion model to its latest Transporter van range, offering a claimed fuel economy of up to 51mpg.
Citroen Dispatch being drifted by WRC star Kris Meeke

Citroen Dispatch goes rallying

Citroen has asked its World Rally Championship star Kris Meeke to put the new Dispatch van through its paces on a specially-prepared rally stage.
DHL StreetScooter fleet

DHL spurns manufacturers to build its own electric van

German courier service DHL has gone it alone to design and manufacture its own electric delivery vans rather than buying from existing LCV manufacturers.
Honda 3D-printed micro van

Honda’s 3D-printed micro van

Honda has revealed an electric micro delivery van made with 3D-printed body panels and cargo area at the CEATEC connected society exhibition earlier this month.
SsangYong Turismo Tourist campervan 01

SsangYong shows off its new camper

SsangYong has taken the covers off its new Turismo Tourist campervan at the Motorhome & Caravan Show, which opens at the NEC in Birmingham today.
Fiat Ducato motohome base 01

Fiat Ducato enhances motorhome offering

Fiat is working to position itself as the dominant player in the European motorhome sector with Ducato range updates and a new concierge service.
Renault Master panel van for Alliance Healthcare

Renault celebrates a renewed alliance

Renault is celebrating an order of over 300 Master panel vans from Alliance Healthcare, to be used in the delivery of pharmaceutical supplies to nationwide clients.
Volkswagen Kenwood infotainment unit

Volkswagen introduces new infotainment unit for van range

Volkswagen has developed a new stereo and satnav unit in conjunction with audio specialist Kenwood, which is now available as a dealer-fit accessory across its LCV range.
Vauxhall vans, September 2016

Pick-ups driving LCV registration results

New LCV registration data for September 2016 has been published today by SMMT, with overall growth of 1.9% over the same month last year.
Renault Master street food van

Setting up your own street food van

The popularity of street food has grown substantially over the past few years, as more and more businesses are choosing mobile food units over traditional bricks-and-mortar locations.
Nissan EnGuard concept 01

Nissan shows off EnGuard rescue vehicle concept

Nissan has presented the EnGuard emergency rescue concept vehicle, based on its Navara pick-up truck, at the IAA Hannover Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept

Mercedes’ vision for the van delivery market

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept van and a broader strategic vision for the future of urban deliveries, dubbed adVANce.
Global Vehicle Trust OX, designed by Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray’s brilliant flat-pack truck

What do the most dominant Formula One car in history, the most celebrated road-going supercar in history, a clever little city car project and a flat-pack truck designed for remotest Africa all have in common?
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Citan

LCV market soars to record heights in August

August saw the highest number of new LCV registrations for any month in 11 years, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Toyota Hilux Evo 2017 01

Toyota reveals wild new Hilux for Dakar attack

Toyota has stepped up its campaign to win the famous Dakar Rally in 2017 with an all-new five-litre V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive Hilux Evo racing machine.
Renault van range 2016

Renault pushes for continued growth

Renault is welcoming the September number plate change with a range of contract hire and hire purchase offers across its van range.
Volkswagen Transporter Sportline 01

Volkswagen adds sporty style to latest Transporter

Volkswagen is adding a Sportline model at the top of the new T6 Transporter van range, rolling out over the next few months.
Nissan Navara 01

Engine updates for Navara

The Nissan Navara range has been equipped with a new 2.3-litre turbo diesel engine range, just ahead of the Euro-6 emissions deadline for new LCVs.
Ford Transit and Transit Custom

LCV registrations flat in July

Registration figures for vans and LCVs in July were flat, with a small decrease over the same month last year according to the latest data released today by SMMT.
Servicing your vehicle when it is financed by PCP must be done by the dealer

How PCP finance affects your service requirements

The popularity of PCP vehicle finance has allowed LCV manufacturers to be sneaky when it comes to forcing you to service your van with their dealer network.