The Loadhopper from Chinese manufacturer DFSK comes in three body types – a micro panel van, a small tipper and a dropside – in single and doublecab forms. Powered by a 1310cc petrol engine with 77BHP, the van returns a reasonable 36mpg. Let’s face it; these vans are not going to high mileage operators, so having no diesel version should not put off too many operators.
If you want to move a small load into tight places and are having to compromise with a lengthy car derived van with the turning circle of an oil tanker then look no further. The Loadhopper van offers a payload of 548 kg and a load capacity of over three cubic metres giving the lowest price to load area and payload of any comparable LCV. Loading and unloading is made easy with sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle in addition to the glazed rear door.