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Ford Transit Connect scoops International Van of the Year 2014

You could soon be driving the best van in the world. The all-new Ford Transit Connect was named International Van of the Year 2014 by a panel of leading van journalists at the COMTRANS commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow this week. It beat the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Renault Kangoo. The Transit...

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Nissan NV200 gets global recognition as sales set to top 200,000

Currently going through final road tests Nissan's Taxi of Tomorrow will soon be delivering passengers around the 'big apple'. Van drivers the world over have already given the Nissan NV200, the vehicle it is based on, a huge show of approval as its sales look set to reach 200,000 by the end of the year...

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Ford Transit wins van popularity contest

It's official - van sales are on the rise - and the Ford Transit remains the most popular. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, August has been a buoyant month for van sales in the UK with an 11.1% rise in sales of commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes compared to the same month...

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The Ford Transit Custom is smashing, according to Autoglass

If you are umming and ahhing over which van to choose, you can do no worse than seeing what the 'big boys' choose and Autoglass, the well-known vehicle glass repair and replacement company, is refreshing its 1,250-strong Transit van fleet with the 90 Transit Customs. No surprise really as the Transit...

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Tecnico helps Fiat Professional achieve 50% sales increase

More good news for the economy as Fiat Professional announces that it has increased its sales by more than 50% in the first half of this year, over the same period in 2012. This is a huge jump forward for Fiat which accredits the success to improvements to its existing ranges. The company launched the...

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Citroen Commercial Vans keeps you moving in the right direction

At Vanarama we know that getting to your job on time every time is vital to help keep your customers (and boss!) happy. This has been made easier by Citroen which has reached a new benchmark as the 80,000th sat-nav is fitted to one of its vans. The Trafficmaster Smartnav telematics system is included...

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Nissan discovers what drivers really want from a van

Nissan, manufacturer of the popular NV200 has been asking its customers what they really want from a van. And the overall result? Satnav is the top option that people want when buying a new vehicle. 45% of drivers felt that satnav is a must on a new van and even put it above creature comforts like...

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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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