Archive for February, 2011

Viva Mercedes-Benz Vito Vans

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Modern looking from the day it was launched – the original Mercedes-Benz Vito van still looks fresh even today – the smallest commercial vehicle that Mercedes-Benz produces remains at the top of a van buyer’s shopping list today.

Standing alongside the desirable Volkswagen Transporter, these two vans stand head and shoulders above the pack a the top of every medium sized panel van user’s wish list. In fact, if the upfront price was taken out of the equation, it is unlikely that many other vans would even get a look-in.

Rock solid residual values of the Mercedes Vito mean that the lifetime cost is not as high as you might think.

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Citroen Relay Space Van – More Details

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Citroen Relay and Citroen Dispatch Expand the ‘Ready to Run’ Programme
The already extensive range of commercial vehicle conversions from Citroen that are marketed under the ‘ready to run’ banner has been extended further for the start of 2011.

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VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK PICK-UP MAKES UK DEBUT

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Volkswagen Amarok has made its UK debut at the ExCel exhibition centre in January.
Alongside the Amarok, and also making a UK debut ahead of launch later this year, was the Berghaus limited edition of the California. Created with the outdoor clothing specialists, the California Berghaus will be available with a 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine and standard equipment includes a bike rack, awning, Berghaus-branded carpet mats and waterproof seat covers, and exclusive 18-inch bi-colour ‘Dakar’ alloy wheels.

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New Citroen Relay and Citroen Dispatch Variants of the ‘Ready to Run’ programme

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The list of ready-converted vans from Citroen continues to grow with two new additions to the range – a 6 seater conversion for the Citroen Dispatch by Snoeks and a Supertrucks Space Van low loading box van conversion of the Citroen Relay.
Citroen Relay vans at Vanlocator

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Fiat Doblo £50 Fuel Giveaway

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Fiat have just launched a new promotion which gives people who test drive a Fiat Doblo a £50 fuel voucher and a bacon sandwich. The promotion continues – if you actually purchase a Fiat Doblo then you can have another roll and, more importantly, £100 of fuel vouchers.

The plan is to emphasise how fuel efficient the Fiat Doblo is (58.9mpg combined) through giving away fuel.

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Vauxhall Vivaro – is the end nigh at Luton?

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The Vauxhall Vivaro has been built at the plant in Luton since its launch back in 2001. Launched as a joint initiative with Renault and, subsequently, Nissan, the Luton plant turns out all short wheel base low roof versions for the European market, regardless of badge. This means that the Renault Trafic, Nissan Primastar and, of course the Opel Vivaro have also been built in Bedfordshire in their hundreds of thousands (750,000 at the last count in November 2010) over the last nine or so years.

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