Volkswagen chose a major car show to show off their new concept commercial vehicle – the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The company unveiled an electrically-powered van called the ‘e-load up!’ Very clearly a ‘commercial vehicle version of a car, nonetheless it is important that a company the size of VW gets behind the electric […]Read more
Renault has taken the success of their quirky Twizy car and turned it into a van. This means that VAT registered users can reclaim the VAT and, since the Twizy car is unlikely to be used for carrying lots of passengers in the rear tandem seat, the single seater ‘Cargo’ van version may be a […]Read more
Under the banner of ‘Upgrade to Business Class,’ all new Citroën vans registered from 1 July 2013 can now be specified with a new service package. For £249 + VAT, the ‘Upgrade to Business Class’ package* includes the cost of servicing for 4 years/60,000 miles (whichever comes first) and 4 years Citroën Assistance. Scott Michael, […]Read more
Tuning products supplier, Revo headed to Germany to break the World lap record on the Nurburgring Nordshleife. Back in 2010 Sabine Schmitz set the record for the fastest lap for a commercial vehicle around the Nurburgring in a Ford Transit van, with a respectable 10:08 ‘bridge to gantry’ run. She did however use the slipstream […]Read more
Isuzu UK has renewed its agreement with Fferm Ffactor, Wales’ popular agriculture-themed reality TV show, to be headline sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. The Japanese-marque will once again supply a brand-new Isuzu D-Max pick-up as the prize for the series’ overall winner. Fferm Ffactor is S4C’s hit television show that aims to find the […]Read more
A VW Van Centre has secured a major contract in a deal worth £250,000. Derby based Imperial Commercials is providing Digraph transport supplies Ltd with 13 new Volkswagen vans including ten Caddy C20+, one Long Wheel Base and two Short Wheel Base Transporters. The order for the new vehicles was a direct result of Digraph’s […]Read more
Ford’s new Transit Connect is now available to order for late 2013 delivery. The new Transit Connect is priced from £13,921 to £19,130. This is a reduction in list price of up to seven per cent versus equivalent outgoing models. “Ford has made considerable improvements to the fuel efficiency, added smart new loadspace features, and […]Read more
A third of small and medium sized enterprise (SME) owners would describe themselves as ambitious risk-takers, says a new study published by Volkswagen. But with all risk-taking having a downside as well as an upside, taking a chance on hiring someone who ultimately turned out to not be right for the job was named as […]Read more
The Ford Transit was chosen by British Gas when asked which van best suited the needs of their central heating installation engineers. This compatibility was one of the key factors that resulted in an order for 520 Ford Transit models from British Gas.
British Gas chose the Ford Transit primarily for its economy and low emissions, provided by its Dagenham-built 125PS 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine.
The Ford Transit also enabled British Gas operators to achieve significant cost savings by recycling the racking systems fitted to their existing Transit models.
Colin Marriott, fleet general manager, British Gas, said: “It was a no-brainer really, the vans used by our central heating installation engineers are a vital resource for them and they love the Transit. When we asked, they said: ‘Give us the same again, please.’
Customers can make big savings on Vauxhall’s van range – from Corsavan, to Combo, Vivaro and Movano – at its Big Van Event, running from 17th to 27th May throughout the UK.
The Big Van Event offers new van buyers £500 of free fuel, up to 20 per cent off selected van accessories along with Vauxhall’s ‘4×4’ offer, which includes four years zero per cent APR finance, a four year warranty, four year breakdown assistance cover and four years’ free servicing.
The multi award-winning Combo also gets £500 customer saving across the range. Combo is available with five different engines, CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km and a combined fuel economy of up to 58.9mpg. Buyers can choose from two wheelbases and two roof heights, making it suitable for a variety of uses and professions.
During the Big Van Event, Vivaro and Movano models will continue to be offered with free Plus Packs. For the Vivaro, this includes air conditioning, vehicle alarm and electric pack, worth more than £1,000. Movano models come with air conditioning, vehicle alarm, trip computer and rear parking sensors, worth more than £1,400.
“The Big Van Event offers van buyers unbeatable value and is a great time for drivers to get behind the wheel of a new Vauxhall van, from Corsavan to Movano,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager.
Terms and conditions apply. Retail customers only and orders must be placed by 27th May.Read more