Archive for January, 2011

Ford Transit Vans – Can they Survive the Onslaught?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Ford Transit has been top of the UK commercial vehicle sales charts for more than 45 years. This is no mean feat for any vehicle, as the manufacturer has to keep right on top of their game and not become complacent about the product that is reaping all the sales.

Only 15 years ago, most vans were pretty terrible – it seems that the car industry concerns surrounding Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) had not yet made its way to the commercial vehicle industry. So the transit was the best of a bad bunch. Success tends to breed success, as high sales means lots of dealers and repairers and plenty of spare parts.

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CHEAP CITROEN BERLINGO VAN LEASING DEALS

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Citroen have started 2011 with some solid offers from their van leasing department. Across the range of vans including the Citroen Berlingo the company has thrown down the challenge price-wise to the other van manufacturers.

In addition, there is a choice of offers only available through Citroen’s new network of ‘Business Class’ van centres.

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NEW CITROEN NEMO REACHES EURO 5 STANDARD

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Equipped with a new 1.3Hdi Euro 5 engine, all new diesel Citroen Nemos now come with Stop & Start technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Despite the decrease in engine size from the outgoing 1.4 litre to the new 1.3 litre EU5 engine, Citroen have managed to squeeze an additional 5hp despite a reduction in fuel consumption of over 10% in the urban cycle, thanks mainly to the stop & start system.

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Citroen Announces Euro 5 Rollout Programme for Citroen Relay, Citroen Berlingo and Citroen Dispatch

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Rather than rushing in and introducing Euro 5 engines across the whole van range immediately, Citroen have planned a staged rollout, starting with the smallest Citroen Nemo. From the second quarter a manual and semi-automatic Citroen Berlingo will be available, both fitted with stop & start and rated at 90PS. At the same time, the top power Citroen Relay 180PS manual will be made available at Euro 5. The third quarter will see the whole Dispatch range upgraded to Euro5 with revised engine outputs at 95, 125 and 160hp all with six speed gearboxes – in a choice of manual and automatic. Also from the third quarter, Citroen will be upgrading the 110 and 130hp Citroen Relays to Euro 5 – no semi-automatic option for the Relay, however.

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FORD TRANSIT STILL LEADERS 100 YEARS ON

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Ford of Britain is celebrating its centenary year this year – It is off to a good start with solid year end figures for cars and vans in 2010 – leading the van market for 45 consecutive years.
In addition, both the Ford Transit and Ford Fiesta Van showed imprived volumes over 2009.

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Volkswagen Caddy Vans continues cheap van leasing deals

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

If you buy your Volkswagen Caddy from a Volkswagen dealer then you can get finance for £199 per month for the standard Caddy and £209 per month for the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi. £239 a month buys you a Volkswagen Transporter and £349 will see a Volkswagen Crafter on your van fleet.

To top the deal off, you can get free servicing for the first 30,000 miles, (or 3 years) on all VW Vans except the Crafter.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Tippers For Sale

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Tipper commercial vehicles make up an important part of the overall vehicle parc – what’s more their demand is usually a good indicator of the state of the economy. With Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) upon us and many van chassis manufacturers getting in on the tipping body act, what do you need to know about the tipping bodybuilders?

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2011 Facelift for Volkswagen Crafter

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

To view all our new and used Volkswagen Crafters for sale click here
We should expect a redesigned front end to the Volkswagen Crafter this year – it’s first rework since its launch at the CV show in 2006.
Details are sketchy, although it is thought that the new front will resemble the reworking carried out on the recently launched Volkswagen Transporter and Volkswagen Caddy. Expect the Euro 5 four cylinder as seen in the Transporter and the imminent Volkswagen Amarok.

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Mercedes Sprinters For sale at Vanlocator

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

As a specialist website, Vanlocator.co.uk has a broad variety of Mercedes Sprinters for sale – from the standard panel van to chassis cab conversions are all listed for sale. It couldn’t be easier to find the exact type of Sprinter you are looking for by using the straightforward tools. Looking for a Sprinter tipper? Just select the body type of ‘tipper’ from the relevant drop down box and Mercedes-Benz from the ‘Make’ drop down box and you will see the excellent selection available.

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