Preaching to the Converted: Tip Your Hat to the Vauxhall Movano Tipper

March 3rd, 2015

One of the real benefits of any van range is its ability to be flexible. For manufacturers, that means having a wide range of van conversions available to choose from. Conversions take a single van model and extend it to fill a whole variety of market niches, increasing the utility for the customer and making […]

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Citroen Relay 35 Review |

February 26th, 2015

In 2011 the EU decided that all vans should have less emissions and better fuel economy, so they introduced updated engine standards in the form of Euro 5 legislation. Unsurprisingly, van manufacturers got to work updating their models to make sure they complied with the new rules. While they were redesigning their engines, many manufacturers […]

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The Future Of Vans

February 25th, 2015

There is much in the news at the moment about how cars are changing. The most fundamental change, perhaps ever, in how cars are driven may be about to happen. This, of course, is the soon to be launched autonomous or driverless car. Google has been testing this technology for a few years now and […]

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VW Crafter 2.0 Review | Vanlocator UK

February 19th, 2015

2012 was a big year for Volkswagen vans. The German firm rose to second place in the UK van sales charts and opened a network of business centres aimed at the fleet-buying market. A core reason behind this success was the launch of a new Crafter van, which came out at the tail end of […]

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Vauxhall Vivaro Ecoflex Review | Vanlocator UK

February 18th, 2015

Economy is all the rage in the new-car market, with hybrids and super-efficient little petrols and diesels crowding the forecourts. Fuel may have been dropping in price of late, but there is little doubt that the overall trend is upwards. Vans may have been a little slower to catch on, but they have certainly made up […]

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Citroen Dispatch Review | Vanlocator UK

February 11th, 2015

Around 2012, Citroen enlarged the Berlingo, giving it a load volume approaching four cubic metres. This was excellent news for customers of the Berlingo, but it did leave the Citroen Dispatch a little high and dry. With just a slight advantage in load space, it was fair to question exactly how relevant the Citroen Dispatch […]

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Fiat Fiorino Adventure Review | Vanlocator UK

February 10th, 2015

Some van operators work in the type of environments where four-wheel drive is a real consideration. For vans that have to access rough construction, industrial or agricultural sites, it can begin to look like a good idea. The trouble is that the economic arguments often don’t stack up. Four-wheel-drive vans are more expensive to buy […]

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Fiat Scudo 1.6 Comfort Review | Vanlocator UK

February 6th, 2015

Many vans these days come with a whole host of creature comforts, such as air-con, satellite navigation and even leather upholstery. Some even add some pretty but hardly practical body modifications, such as metallic paint, colour-coded bumpers and alloy wheels. While these are all well and good for those who can afford them, some operators […]

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Nissan NV 400 Dropside Review | Vanlocator UK

February 3rd, 2015

One of the key characteristics of any van is its versatility, and the Nissan NV 400 dropsides certainly delivers that in spades. The Nissan NV 400 dropsides comes from the same stock as the well-known NV 400 panel van and adds a bit of variety to the Nissan van range. It also overlaps a good […]

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Iveco Daily 35S21 Review | Vanlocator

January 29th, 2015

At the top end of the van market the competition is intense, but if you are looking at 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight vans, then you should definitely give the Iveco Daily 35S21 a once-over. When it comes to strength and size, there are few fans to compare with the Iveco Daily 35S21, especially in […]

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