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Mercedes Sprinter adds Crosswind safety system

Since it launched in 1997, Euro NCAP has become a household name for its safety testing of passenger vehicles. Now it's started to shake up safety standards in commercial vehicles. It tested vans for the first time late last year, and began assessing pick-ups back in 2008. Most manufacturers see EURO...

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Ford Transit Custom at this weeks Commercial Vehicle Show

As it is announced that the UK is the only EU market to show a *growth in commercial vehicle registrations, the industry is rolling out the red carpet this week, for the trade van buyers to see the latest in van technology at the Commercial Vehicle show. Amongst the manufacturers plying their ware...

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Ford Transit Custom voted Best Small Panel Van

At Vanarama, we like to keep you up to date with what 'the professionals' think of the latest vans and it seems that Ford is shooting to the top of the class! In fact the manufacturer has had to extend its trophy cabinet, after picking up a wealth of gongs at the VansA2Z Vans of the Year Awards. ...

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Nissan Light Commercial Vehicles gets the chequered flag from Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Vanarama was not surprised that Nissan Light Commercial vehicles, manufacturer of the NV200 and NV400, is proving its mettle once again. The company has been selected by World Championship winning Formula One team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, to supply light commercial vehicles to the team during the...

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It’s show-time as Ford unveils fleet of all-new vans at Commercial Vehicle Show 2013

It's show time next month in the world of vans and pick-ups, with the Commercial Vehicle show 2013. While the prospect might not set your pulse racing immediately, look closer and the vast array of new van models being shown by the manufacturers and it's sure to make the heart skip a beat, of even the...

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Stop Start Technology for Citroen Relay from May

Pundits might be predicting a freeze on fuel duty for this weeks' budget, but with the cost of petrol and diesel already tipping the scales, Citroen has launched Stop & Start Technology for two more of its Relays, in a bid to help van drivers keep fuel bills down. From May this year, the Citroen...

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White van man comes of age in Nissan NV200 and NV400 van driver survey

The stereotypical, lane weaving, music booming, white van man has become a thing of the past, if the latest Nissan Van Drivers Report is to be believed. Nissan, manufacturer of the Nissan NV200 and Nissan NV400 vans, surveyed 250 drivers to discover what makes the Light Commercial Vehicle driver tick...

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Citroen motors through the recession and boosts van registrations

Citroen is proving its popularity once again, after boasting one of its highest ever shares of the light commercial vehicle market. January saw the company sell nearly 10% of all the vehicles sold in the Light Commercial Vehicle market. Amongst the vehicles which have helped Citroen to grab such a...

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Vauxhall Vivaro's eco credentials leave other vans green with envy

Vauxhall's Vivaro Ecoflex large panel van looks set to become a common choice with van buyers focused on fuel economy. This growth in popularity comes after the Vauxhall Vivaro achieved a huge 60% improvement in its official fuel economy, in the latest Fleet World magazine MPG Marathon. Those thinking...

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Mercedes Sprinter van becomes target for scrap metal thieves

Criminals intent on making a quick buck are causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, particularly to Mercedes Sprinter vans*, by targeting catalytic converters. The catalytic converters contain precious metal, which thieves try to sell as scrap in the UK, or even ship abroad. Although the...

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Hail the Nissan NV200 - New black cab set to take to London’s streets by 2014

Don't be surprised to see a Nissan NV200 if you hail a taxi in the capital next year. While the traditional black cab may have its sentimental supporters, many of the older cabs are fuel inefficient. The improved cab is already being hailed as the 'taxi of tomorrow' in New York, where it has been successfully...

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Vanarama welcomes news of extra cash injection for our roads from foreign HGVs

Vanarama knows that van and pick-up drivers are often in a hurry to get to the next job. Many of us have been in the frustrating situation where we're stuck on the motorway in our Ford Transit or Nissan Navara - feeling like a toy car, squeezed tightly between groups of imposingly huge foreign trucks,...

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'13' - to bring good fortune

While the big firms and large financial institutions are struggling to turn their big oil tankers around, the smaller, more agile speedboat-like SME's, are proving there are growth opportunities. In fact, small firms are best-placed to help the economic recovery - or so says the Federation of Small...

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