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Category : Road Tests

Fiat Ducato

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fiat Professional’s revised Ducato van range has one major USP when compared to the Citroën Relay and Peugeot Boxer that are built alongside it. Where the French duo use a 2.2-litre diesel engine to … Read More »

Renault Trafic

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the latest version of the mid-weight Trafic van, Renault has achieved the seemingly impossible. Despite installing a smaller engine, it produces more power than the previous larger model, yet delivers lower emissions and … Read More »

Vauxhall Combo

3 years ago / 0 comments

For fleets looking at the possibility of downsizing, adopting a smaller van with lower running costs and improved fuel economy, Vauxhall’s Combo is a natural replacement for the firm’s Vivaro customers. But what if … Read More »

Peugeot Boxer

3 years ago / 0 comments

With manufacturers all adhering to the same set of regulations and standards, and with aerodynamics driving vehicle body design, you might think that all vans are pretty much the same. That is definitely not … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Transit Courier

3 years ago / 0 comments

Those with a long memory will know that this isn’t Ford’s first Courier van. Based on a Fiesta chassis cowl, the last one was literally a high-cube box mounted behind the car’s front end. … Read More »

Volkswagen Transporter BlueMotion

3 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Medium van   PRICE from €20,360 (approx)   FUEL 5.8–8.8l/100km   CO2 153–232g/km 65 years on and Volkswagen’s Transporter is probably, in name at least, the longest running panel van series in the world. The current … Read More »

Citroën Relay

3 years ago / 0 comments

Citroën’s new Relay has undergone a similar nip and tuck update as its Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato cousins, giving the van a sharp new look, with high-mounted headlights incorporating daytime running lights and … Read More »

Vauxhall Vivaro

3 years ago / 0 comments

If the new Trafic is important to Renault, then the latest Vivaro is a critical van for Vauxhall and parent company GM. It is also a vitally important LCV for the Vauxhall plant in … Read More »

Renault Trafic

3 years ago / 0 comments

Renault’s updated Trafic range aims to build upon the success of its distinctive predecessor, by offering improved fuel consumption, lower emissions, increased carrying capacity and a more refined cab/office environment for drivers. The unusual … Read More »

Iveco Daily

3 years ago / 0 comments

Iveco’s third-generation Daily van promises reduced fuel consumption, increased carrying capacities, improved handling and a cut in the total cost of ownership. More than 2.6 million Daily models have been sold worldwide and the … Read More »

Fiat Ducato

3 years ago / 0 comments

If the new Ducato from Fiat Professional looks somewhat familiar, there are a couple of good reasons. The first is that despite a facelift involving new lights, with an LED option and integrated daytime … Read More »

Peugeot Boxer

3 years ago / 0 comments

Peugeot has unveiled a revised Boxer van range, promising lower fuel consumption and emissions, improved specifications including standard ESP and a more durable body structure with more robust wear components. Boxer represents around 25% … Read More »

Volkswagen e-Caddy

3 years ago / 0 comments

Given its share of the car and van markets, through its many brand names, Volkswagen has been relatively slow to join the electric revolution. Indeed, though currently launching e-Golf and e-up! cars, the company hasn’t … Read More »

Fuso Canter

3 years ago / 0 comments

Setting out your stall to sell vans or light trucks on the other side of the world certainly gets a boost if you build locally. Daimler’s Fuso brand retails mainly through Mercedes commercial dealers … Read More »

Renault Kangoo Z.E.

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s fair to say that take-up of electric vans in the UK has been somewhat slow, glacial even. Initial cost, range anxiety, reduced payload concerns and residual value insomnia all conspire to push fleets … Read More »

Ford Transit

4 years ago / 0 comments

With both Transit Custom and now Transit Connect picking up International Van of the Year gongs, the pressure for Ford’s big Transit to succeed has never been stronger. Add in 48 years of UK … Read More »

Ford Transit Connect

4 years ago / 0 comments

Despite the fact that Ford sold more than 170,000 of the previous-shape Transit Connect since its launch in 2002, there was no denying that the compact carrier was starting to show its age. Strong … Read More »

Piaggio TM Gullwing

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Microvan   PRICE £4,600–£15,000 (ex-VAT)   FUEL 82mpg   CO2 80g/km Octa-Piaggio is the new importer of Italian Piaggio commercial vehicles for the UK, founded by former Lloyds TSB Autolease commercial vehicle director, Grahame Neagus. Grahame … Read More »

DFSK Loadhopper 1.3 Tipper

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Utility   PRICE £9,999(ex-VAT)   FUEL 36mpg   CO2 184g/km DFSK UK, the importer for Chinese mini van manufacturer DFSK, has updated its Loadhopper compact commercial range, with the addition of a 1.3-litre petrol engine. The … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

4 years ago / 0 comments

Mercedes would be the first to admit that, despite offering the full Sprinter van line-up with the option of Euro 6 specification engines, take up will remain slow until legislation catches up in 2016. … Read More »