Neil McIntee

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  • Best Small Van: Ford Transit Courier

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    Best Small Van: Ford Transit Courier

    Judging comment: “Small vans are designed from the outset to be light commercials completely at home in the urban environment. They are easy to drive and manoeuvre, and very fuel efficient. Currently there are just the two competitors in this sector; the Fiat Fiorino and Ford Transit Courier. A revised version is due to be [...]

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  • Best Large Panel Van: Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE

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    Best Large Panel Van: Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE

    Judging comment: “Large Panel Vans are the fuel-efficient, high payload, large capacity load-shifters that tend to dominate the outside lane of the motorway. Deciding on the winner of this category for 2018 has not been easy, the standard of every model in the market being so high, but it goes to a range of vans [...]

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  • Best Light Truck: Fuso Canter

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    Best Light Truck: Fuso Canter

    Judging comment: “Light trucks are used by businesses like landscape gardeners and builders that require a sturdy, uncomplaining, no-nonsense workhorse. They may not cover high mileages, but they are frequently abused. Available with a semi-automatic twin-clutch gearbox and stop/start system, a first in this sector, not to mention an all-electric drivetrain on higher GVW models, [...]

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  • Best Light Panel Van: Volkswagen Caddy

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    Best Light Panel Van: Volkswagen Caddy

    Judging comment: “Light Panel Vans are ideal for multi-drop delivery work on congested urban streets thanks to their excellent load capacity-payload-footprint ratio; not to mention fuel efficiency and driveability. Sporting a stylish exterior design and boasting a choice of diesel and petrol engines, not to mention manual or automatic transmission, the winner of the Best [...]

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  • Van of the Year: Ford Transit Custom

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    Van of the Year: Ford Transit Custom

    Judging comment: “As it’s one of the main vehicle category winners, the nominations are: Ford Transit Courier, Ford Transit Custom, Fuso Canter, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Navara, Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen Crafter/M-A-N TGE. “The winner is bristling with all the latest active safety features, connectivity and driver comforts. A recent round of revisions brought it bang [...]

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  • Best Pick-up: Nissan Navara

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    Best Pick-up: Nissan Navara

    Judging comment: “Farmers, landscape gardeners and builders, to mention just a few, rely on pick-ups for their businesses. That’s one reason we restrict nominations for this Award to model ranges that offer a selection of body configurations. The pick-up market is undergoing something of a renaissance with a whole batch of new and revised models [...]

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  • Best Medium Panel Van: Ford Transit Custom

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    Best Medium Panel Van: Ford Transit Custom

    Judging comment: “Medium panel vans remain the mainstay of the service industries, building trades and delivery companies. Without them, UK PLC would grind to a halt. The standard of products currently on offer is wide-ranging and quite exceptional, and all the contenders could be worthy winners. We’ve always been impressed by the winner of this [...]

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  • Best CDV: Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial

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    Best CDV: Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial

    Judging comment: “Car-derived vans (CDV) are the three- and five-door passenger cars that have had the rear seats removed and the rear side glass replaced with steel panels. There is no shortage of models to choose from and they come in a range of sizes with either two- of four-wheel drive. The winner provides a [...]

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  • Best Electric/hybrid VOTY: Renault Kangoo Z.E.

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    Best Electric/hybrid VOTY: Renault Kangoo Z.E.

    Judging comment: “Whether we like it or not, Ultra Low Emission Zones are heading to an urban centre near you. With this in mind the role of the battery-powered and hybrid van will become ever more important; fundamental, in fact. Our winner was the first manufacturer-developed pure electric van to come to market and thanks [...]

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    Spotlight: Mercedes X-Class makes its worldwide debut

    Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off its all-new 4×4 double cab pick-up, the X-Class, and it goes on sale in the UK this November with customer deliveries starting in early 2018. Continuing Merc’s already established relationship with the Renault-Nissan Alliance (Citan), X-Class is based on the underpinnings of the latest generation Nissan Navara and the [...]

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