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 Crafter 2014

Volkswagen targets commercial growth

Volkswagen has launched finance incentives across its LCV range. The scheme, includes low monthly repayments and rental contributions to finance plans.

VW launches its Ultimate Amarok

Volkswagen is launching a limited-edition version of its Amarok pick-up truck. Dubbed the most luxurious version of the vehicle to date.

SsangYong’s Korando goes commercial

SsangYong is relaunching its Korando light commercial model, with a two-wheel-drive version available alongside the 4x4 variant.

Citroën improves Berlingo eco credentials

Buyers of Citroën Berlingo vans made from November will see slight improvements in fuel economy, powertrain modifications and improved CO2 emissions.

Mercedes offers rescuers the code

Mercedes-Benz has added a Rescue Assist Sticker to all of its vans designed to assist emergency services in an accident.

Soaring Citroen launches winter van offers

Citroën has launched a range of commercial vehicle contract hire offers, as the French brand celebrates strong growth in its LCV sales.

New Fiat Doblo boasts bolder look, more economy

Fiat has unveiled the fourth-generation version of its Doblo Cargo compact van at the Hanover International Motor Show.

Mercedes launches new and more versatile Vito

Mercedes-Benz officially announce its new Vito, describing it as a ‘van for all’. It will be available as a mid-sized panel van, crew cab and Tourer.

Bespoke Transporter celebrates six decades

Volkswagen has unveiled a limited edition version of its Transporter van to celebrate 60 years of the model in the UK.

Vauxhall’s Vivaro van boosts Luton jobs

Vauxhall is officially launching its all-new Vivaro van, describing it as a vehicle that has secured 1,200 jobs.

Renault newcomer seeks to Master van market

Renault’s new Master van will start at £21,120 when it hits UK roads in September. The van was unveiled at the CV show in last month.

Citroën prices up new Relay van

Citroën has announced the pricing for its New Relay van range. The entry-level L1H1 HDi six-speed manual panel van costs £19,405 plus VAT.

Vauxhall and Renault price up their sister vans

Vauxhall and Renault have both announced prices for their new mid-sized vans, the Vivaro and Trafic. The timing is no surprise as the two are sister vans.

Vauxhall’s Combo extends upwards

Vauxhall add a new high-sided version of the Combo panel van. The L2H2 panel van was debuted at the CV Show in Birmingham this week.

Ford cuts costs of running older Transits

Certain components for Transit and Transit Connect models that are more than four years will now be up to 58 per cent cheaper.

Nissan’s NV400 van gears up for competition

Nissan has revealed a range of improvements to its NV400 van range, as the brand seeks to battle several new models coming from its rivals.

Iveco unveils all-new version of its Daily driver

Iveco will launch the all-new third generation version of its Daily van in June. Its makers say it ensures strength, flexibility, and long-term durability.
Volkswagen Crafter 2014

VW crafts new Euro VI engines into vans

Volkswagen is boosting the eco credentials of its Crafter LCV range with new Euro 6 emissions compliant engines.

Ford Transit tops chilling challenge

Ford has taken double top in a novel shootout that subjects vans to truly chilling conditions. Both the new Transit and Transit Connect won their classes.

Strong van sales pump up UK commercial market

The UK’s van market has its foot firmly on the accelerator – registrations of LCVs jumped 28.2 per cent in February 2014.

Geneva show – Ford looks to stretch

Alongside the latest Focus, Ford’s extensive Geneva stand also includes the Edge SUV and upmarket Vignale version of the Mondeo.

Nissan reveals ‘game-changer’ electric van

Nissan describes its e-NV200 van, as a ‘game-changer.” According to Nissan it combines the best of the existing NV200 with the powertrain of the LEAF car.

Ford Transit review

What is it? Ford' all-new version of their dominant LCV. Key features: More capability, improved efficiency, more technology.

Ford bids to Connect with bigger slice of van market

Ford’s UK head believes the Transit Connect will help the brand sell significantly more vans in an area of the market where it has been lacking.

Vans drive strong start to UK CV market

Van registrations jumped again in January, helping to keep the overall commercial vehicle market climbing despite an expected drop in truck figures.