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Ford tops the charts in February

Big and small vans carry new LCV load in February

New LCV registrations were up slightly in February compared to the same month last year, recording just under 2% of growth.
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Taxi and minicab drivers to face tougher checks

All taxi and minicab drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers.
Mitsubishi L200 pick-up - February 2019

New LCV registrations up by 9% in January

The new light commercial vehicle market grew by nearly 9% in January, according to the latest results posted this week by the SMMT.
Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift | The Van Expert

Updated Mercedes-Benz V-Class gets styling tweaks and more power

Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its largest and most capacious passenger model – the Vito van-based V-Class MPV – with more power and updated styling.
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Emissions driving private-hire Volkswagen order

Major private-hire operator Addison Lee Group is to add 1,200 Volkswagen Sharan people carriers to its fleet to meet London's new emissions regulations.
Renault Master aluminium tipper The Van Expert

Renault Master gains new tipper and box van options

Renault is expanding its Master range of mid-sized vans with a new lightweight tipper and a Luton box van with greater payload.
1901 Ford Ranger The Van Expert

More power and economy for Ford Ranger

Updates to the Ford Ranger pick-up will include more power, greater fuel efficiency, enhanced refinement and advanced driver assistance technologies.The revised Ranger will go on...
1901 Vauxhall Vivaro The Van Expert

All-new Vauxhall Vivaro set for Birmingham debut

The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro van will make its world debut at the CV Show in Birmingham on 30th April, before going on sale in...
Ford Transit Nugget campervan | The Van Expert

Ford to offer campervan conversion directly through dealers

Ford has announced that the Nugget, a campervan version of its Transit Custom, will be available to order directly from Ford dealers later this year.
Nissan NV300 concept van January 2019 | The Van Expert

Nissan NV300 concept showcases recycled battery tech

Nissan has built a new NV300 concept van conversion to highlight a new integrated portable battery pack made from recycled Nissan Leaf batteries.
Ford and Volkswagen announce alliance to develop new LCVs

VW and Ford to jointly develop new LCVs

Ford and VW have announced a partnership to develop new vans and pick-ups, as well as share development of electric vehicles and other future technology.
Ford Ranger for RNLI | The Van Expert

Ford celebrates partnership with RNLI

Ford has concluded a deal with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to supply the charity with more than 450 vehicles over the next three years.

Vauxhall Vivaro Life turns van into MPV

Vauxhall is extending its popular Vivaro van range into the leisure MPV market with two new versions under the Life name.
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Poor December results bring rollercoaster LCV sales year to a close

It was a poor showing for December new LCV registrations, with results down nearly 9% to close the year for 2018 in figures published today by the SMMT.
CV production The Van Expert

Surprise boost to UK CV manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle production increased by 26% in November, but industry bosses said figures were skewed by fleet orders.
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Volkswagen Grand California heads for NEC show

The Volkswagen Grand California will make its UK debut at the Birmingham NEC in February, the Crafter-based motorhome promising more space and more tech.
van scrappage scheme

Mayor of London launches scrappage scheme for older diesel vans

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a scrappage scheme to help small businesses prepare for the capital’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Volkswagen Transporter panel van, November 2018

Another strong month for new LCV sales in November

The LCV market is enjoying a strong finish to a turbulent year in 2018, with new registrations up by 10% in November, following a 14% increase in October.
Renault Master conversion for Renault Sport F1 team

Renault Masters the art of F1 car transportation

Renault has created an eye-catching showcase for its van conversion programme by creating a bespoke car transporter for the Renault Sport Formula One team.
Volkswagen Caravelle Executive - November 2018

Volkswagen delivers new contract hire offers

Volkswagen has launched new contract hire offers across its van range, with up to £3,000 of initial rental contribution and two free services.
Fiat Ducato Sportivo

Fiat Black Friday Sportivo van offers

Fiat Professional is offering customers a special Black Friday contract hire deal on all Sportivo specification vans ordered before 7 December.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Storm Edition - front

Mercedes-Benz cooks up a Storm for Black Friday

Mercedes-Benz has launched a special Black Friday offer involving contract hire deals on a special edition X-Class Storm pick-up and Vito Sport van.

£45.7K price tag for Renault Master electric

Renault has revealed pricing and specifications for its all-electric Master Z.E. LCV.The van, which can cover 74 miles between charges and takes six hours...
Mitsubishi L200 update, November 2018 (The Van Expert)

New Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck revealed

Mitsubishi has unveiled a new version of the L200 pick-up truck, signalling a facelift for the fifth-generation of its venerable workhorse.

Large van sales carry the new LCV market in October

Strong sales of large vans overcame falls of medium and small vans to help the overall new LCV market post growth of 14% in October.