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Vauxhall Corsavan sees huge sales increase

It's not just Vanarama that rates the Vauxhall Corsavan. In the first five months of 2013, Vauxhall has seen sales of its Corsavan increase by around 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2012. It is sales to small businesses that are growing the most. In fact, Corsavan sales to small businesses...

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Mercedes Benz sprints ahead with fuel efficiency

Here at Vanarama we are not the only van professionals to have been bowled-over by the class-leading reliability and impressive running costs of Mercedes Benz Vans. In fact, the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be benefitting from Mercedes' infamous reliability as Glasgow-based Fairways Group, the company...

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All-new Transit Connect delivers more fuel efficiency

If energy efficiency is top of your search criteria when it comes to buying a new van, then you'll be interested in the all-new Ford Transit Connect. Ford has now released its fuel economy information revealing that the second generation Transit Connect will be up to a third more efficient than before...

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Buyers Experience Mercedes-Benz Vans

Van buyers had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle range recently at the manufacturers' Mercedes-Benz Van Experience. Over 1800 van enthusiasts took time out of their busy schedules to see the Mercedes range including the new Sprinter, the Citan and...

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Ford Transit Supervan turns heads at Goodwood

Picture the Goodwood Festival of Speed and you're probably thinking classic racers and the latest concept cars, but at Vanarama we were delighted to see the Ford Transit Supervan 3 storming up the track at Goodwood! Admittedly, it's not your average Transit. Beneath the Transit-like fiberglass body...

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Ford announces prices for new Transit Connect

Ford has announced that the long-awaited, totally re-vamped new Transit Connect will cost between £13,921 and £18,021 (OTR ex. VAT) when it arrives in Britain in the autumn. The new Connect is sold alongside the new Custom and the forthcoming Courier as part of Ford's complete re-haul of its commercial...

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Van sales up 11.2% for first half of 2013

As the Summer hots up, so does buyers appetite for vans with sales up over 11% for the first half of 2013, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders . Ford remains in pole position buoyed by its tranche of new vehicle launches and improvements, this trend looks...

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900,000th Vauxhall Vivaro rolls off the production line

There was cause for celebration this week as Vauxhall's Luton facility produced the 900,000 th Vauxhall Vivaro , the lynchpin of Vauxhall's commercial vehicle offer. The keys to the van were handed over to the AA, one of Vauxhall's biggest customers. The popularity of the Vivaro doesn't abate. Over...

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Mercedes Sprints to victory once more

Mercedes-Benz's Sprinter has won the Fleet Van of the Year category at the annual Motor Transport Awards for the eighth time. Amongst the reasons the Sprinter was chosen once again for such an impressive award were its: - Long service intervals - Outstanding fuel economy - Fantastic...

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Are electric Ford vans on the way?

The commercial vehicle world has been asking whether the start of production of the Ford Focus Electric, the first all-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe, will lead to electric Ford vans. The Focus Electric is only one of a fleet of electrified vehicles which Ford is planning, which include...

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rolls off the production line

It's received glowing reviews from the pundits and been bombarded with awards from across the globe. Now, if you've been won over by the pre-production success story of the Mercedes Benz Sprinter then your dream of getting your driving gloves on it is one step closer to reality. The first new Sprinter...

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Survey shows that van leasing is the way forward

A recent survey into Company Van Trends has shown that four years is the most common replacement cycle for fleet vans*. More than half of the 176 organisations questioned (55%) said they run on a four year cycle. 27% operate their vans for five years. Meanwhile just 10% of companies said that they kept...

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Renault Kangoo gets a facelift

Renault has launched the facelift for the Kangoo and it is Z.E. electrical variant. Five years after the second generation Renault Kangoo debuted in 2008, the manufacturer has launched a long-awaited face lift for its successful van series. Key changes include a new front end which features Renault's...

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Ford Transit production hits seven million

Ford Motor Company has announced production of the seven millionth Transit van. That's enough to stretch bumper to bumper from London to Sydney! The Transit is not just leading the commercial vehicle market in the UK. As Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally commented in the company's official press...

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Robots are used to improve durability testing of Ford Transit

Look carefully at the picture... Rest assured, you are not imagining things - the Ford Transit is indeed driving itself! No, this is not the latest offer from Vanarama; rather, Ford has been showing off its innovative Autonomous testing, which uses robotic control to eliminate the need for drivers...

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Mercedes Sprinter streaks ahead down under

It's not just UK pundits who are singing the praises of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter . Having bagged the Best Large Van title in the 2013 Van Fleet World honors, the Sprinter has now claimed the Delivery Magazine Van of the Year at the Motoring Matters Magazine Group Awards 2013 in Australia. If...

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Ford Transit Custom order is no speedy decision

They say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating and the new Transit Custom continues to impress. Less than a month after it received Fleet World Honours for Best New Van and Best Medium Van, and took the award for Innovation, the Ford Transit Custom has been chosen by national equipment hire...

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ESP as standard for Fiat Ducato

Continuing the trend to make vans even safer, Fiat has now introduced ESP (electronic stability programme) across all models in its range of Ducato vans. ESP helps prevent vans from tipping over when cornering by using information supplied by various sensors. The ESP computer will automatically reduce...

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Ford remains leader of the pack

If you are at all uncertain about which van to opt for in your current search then you can't go wrong with a Ford. So say the 30,000 plus commercial vehicle drivers who have voted with their feet and bought a Ford van or pick-up truck so far this year. Commercial vehicle registrations are still up...

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter named Best Large Van

The dominance of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in setting quality standards worldwide has been reinforced once again after it won the Best Large Van title in the 2013 Van Fleet World Honours. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz Van Division scooped the Safety Award. Along with other candidates for the Best...

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