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New e-NV200 XL expands Nissan’s electric van family

Nissan has expanded its family of electric van models with the introduction of a new e-NV200 XL Voltia model, a conversion of its existing e-NV 200 model.

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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.

Vauxhall releases electric Vivaro-e

Vauxhall has revealed an electric version of its mid-size van, the Vivaro-e. The zero-emissions LCV can cover up to 188 miles on electric power alone.

Isuzu reveals variety of upgraded D-Max pick-up trucks

Isuzu has revealed three new variations of the D-Max: a lifestyle-focused XTR, a Tipper conversion kit, and a go-anywhere off-road version.

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.

Call for professional drivers to have two-year eye test as standard

Professional drivers in the transport, passenger transport and logistics sectors should have an eye test every two years, on either a mandatory or voluntary basis, a fleet insurance specialist has said.

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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,...

Mercedes-Benz introduces driving style monitoring

Mercedes-Benz Vans has introduced its Mercedes PRO connect vehicle drive style monitoring as standard on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer models.

Worst motorway services in England revealed

A motorway service area overlooking the Severn Bridge has been ranked the least popular in England.

New van fleet insurance product recognises compliant drivers

A new insurance product has been launched aimed at rewarding fleets with van drivers who drive safely, efficiently and compliantly.

Fuel-cell electric van offers 300-mile range

Delivery giant DHL has revealed a new electric version of a Ford Transit panel van with a combination of battery and fuel-cell powertrains.

New LCV reviews

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.

Manufacturer news

Toyota launches Proace City compact van

Toyota has introduced its all-new Proace City compact van, with five models on offer and two powertrains, as well as a wealth of in-cab technology.

Five Mile adds to green credentials with five new eVito vans

Recycling company First Mile has become one of the first customers to take delivery of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans since members...

Citroën offers van drivers up to £10,000 savings in new swap scheme

Owners of vans registered before January 1, 2014 could receive up to £10,000 towards the cost a new Citroën van, when trading in their vehicle as part of Citroën UK’s new LCV Swappage Scheme.

Volkswagen announces free care package for Transporter and Amarok customers

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a free £1,200 four-year care package for Transporter 6.1 and Amarok customers.

Renault adds Black Edition to Trafic van range

Renault has updated its Trafic van range with a new Black Edition, which adds unique styling touches and extra equipment as standard.

All-new Volkswagen Caddy revealed with more car-like qualities

The new Volkswagen Caddy has been revealed, with more car-like qualities and technologies thanks to being based on the same platform as the VW Golf.

Nissan refreshes top-spec Navara N-Guard

Nissan has given the range-topping Navara N-Guard pick-up truck a refresh to make it more refined and with better technology.

Industry news

Commercial Vehicle Show cancelled

The Commercial Vehicle Show, set to be held on April 26-28 at the NEC in Birmingham, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Most van drivers risking £200 fine for not using handsfree behind the wheel

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go, according to a study.

Strong January for used LCV sale prices

Average values for used light commercial vehicles (LCVs) reached an all-time high in January at British Car Auctions (BCA), according to new figures.

UK LCV market up by 5.9% in January

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew by 5.9% in the first month of 2020, breaking a run of three successive months of year-on-year decline, new figures have revealed.

More than 30 vans stolen each day as alarms still not standard on all models

More than 43,000 vans have been stolen since 2016, with a further 117,000 broken into, costing drivers and businesses more than £61.9 million in lost tools and other items.

Fifth of consumers believe van drivers are the worst on the road, survey reveals

More than a third of consumers (37%) believe van drivers have “lots of bad and inconsiderate driving habits” and 19% think that van drivers are the worst on the road, a new survey has revealed.

Van registrations up by 2.4% in 2019

ew van registrations grew in December, reversing the trend of the previous three months, helping to ensure that the market ended the year 2.4% up on 2018 figures.

New van market falls for third consecutive month

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations fell by 9.6% in November, the third consecutive monthly decline, with market uncertainty and regulatory changes...