A Vanlocator Review: Ford Fiesta Van 1.6 TDCi 95 Econetic

January 21st, 2015

Fuel prices may be on the decrease at the moment, but fuel still makes up a huge chunk of the running cost of any van. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers are focusing on fuel economy as a major selling point for their vans in all sectors of the market. The small, car-derived van […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Citroen Berlingo Airdream

January 20th, 2015

Fuel prices may be falling at the moment, but most industry experts are predicting that they will rise again by the end of the year. Van operators will therefore look to the longer term when considering their purchases, and fuel economy will still be near the top of most buyers’ purchasing criteria. Van manufacturers are […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Mini Clubvan

January 15th, 2015

For the most part, the van operator is interested in two things: load-carrying capacity and economy. Load-carrying capacity may include both payload and space available, while economy may include running costs and depreciation as well as the purchase price, but the calculations are pretty much about costs and capabilities. This is not always the case, […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Mercedes Vito 113 Shuttle

January 8th, 2015

For many van operators, adaptability is of the essence. They may be ferrying crews around one day and lugging loads the next. That means getting the most from every vehicle in the fleet, and this is where the Mercedes Vito 113 Shuttle can deliver real value. It is also one of the most upmarket vans […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Citroen Relay 2.2 E-HDi Airdream

January 6th, 2015

Designing and building a new van is an expensive business. Tooling up, passing the safety tests and coming up with a new configuration that offers more than existing vehicles can be a long and demanding undertaking. It is no wonder, then, that so many manufacturers now collaborate on such projects, working on common platforms and […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Mercedes Citan Compact van

January 4th, 2015

When the Mercedes Citan Compact arrived in 2013, it was the first time the German manufacturer had ventured into the small van segment. In actual fact, the Citan is the result of a collaboration with Renault, as the Mercedes Citan Compact van is based on the Renault Kangoo platform. It was a strategic move by […]

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A Vanlocator Review: VW Caddy Bluemotion 1.6

January 3rd, 2015

Vans have many vital properties to offer, but lately fuel economy has certainly been close to the top of most buyers’ lists. With fuel prices high, it is no wonder that many manufacturers have focused heavily on bringing out new models that have superb fuel economy. What is more, this economy is often tied to […]

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UK Van Operators Electrified by Nissan’s e-NV200

January 2nd, 2015

Operating a van is a serious business with little room for sentiment. Vans must deliver on price, reliability, economy and load-carrying capability. That is what makes the Nissan e-NV200 so interesting. In case you didn’t know it, the Nissan e-NV200 Tekna Rapid Plus is an all-electric vehicle. If van operators are seriously looking at an […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Ford Fiesta Sport Van

January 2nd, 2015

In many ways, this is the day of the crossover. Saloons have become SUVs, and small hatches have been transformed into MPVs. It was only a matter of time before such crossover fever infected the world of vans, and that has certainly happened with the Ford Fiesta Sport Van. At first glance, it may be […]

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A Vanlocator Review: Vauxhall Movano 4×4

December 17th, 2014

Vans have always come in a number of after-market conversions, designed to offer a solution for almost every market niche. Now, however, the manufacturers themselves are getting in on the act and offering a far greater number of factory-fit customisations. Vauxhall is no exception, and the Movano 4×4 is the latest incarnation of this strategy. […]

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