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28 Oct 14
Volkswagen focuses on the future
Operators hoping to feast their eyes on VW’s Transporter at the brand’s home town show had to be content with a taster in the form of the Tristar conc...
27 Oct 14
Blue oval stretches the limits to convert new customers
Ford used the Hanover CV Show to unveil its range of Transit-based conversions – which it refers to as the “phase 2” roll out of its big van.
18 Sep 14
Have a safe trip
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as it is also called has been widely hailed as the most important advance i...
15 Sep 14
Mercedes broadens medium van horizons
Mercedes-Benz is confident the introduction of front-wheel drive to its new generation Vito, which arrives in the UK in the first quarter of 2015, wil...
02 Sep 14
New Mercedes-Benz Vito: here in 2015
Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first details and pictures of its new Vito medium van, which will make its public debut at the Hanover Commercial Vehic...
01 Sep 14
Transported through the years
Volkswagen unveiled its now legendary Transporter (T1) in right-hand drive mode in 1954 at the Earls Court Motor Show, and six decades on a VW spokesm...
01 Jul 14
Trial leads to big British Gas EV order
With the car and LCV industry in the learning phase when it comes to electric vehicles, British Gas took a bold step last year in setting up a six-mon...
11 Jun 14
Rolling with the punches
Philosopher Thomas Hobbs is not someone who regularly gets quoted in What Van? but his description of life as “nasty, brutish and short” might apply t...
03 Jun 14
Under the skin of 2014’s most important new medium vans
Efficient engines and an innovative cabin designed to be used as a mobile workspace are two of the headline features of the new Renault Trafic and its...
02 Jun 14
Heavy van hat-trick
Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat have revealed details of their respective revised Relay, Boxer and Ducato large vans ahead of their arrival later this year.
28 Apr 14
Renault and Vauxhall set to steal the show
This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show promises to be the biggest and most successful yet with almost all the exhibition space sold out two months in adv...
28 Apr 14
New Isuzu UK boss plans to stick with party line
To say 2013 was a big year for isuzu Truck UK would be something of an understatement. Having operated as an independent company since 2004 following ...
02 Apr 14
Five-year high for LCV registrations
Generally seen as a decent indicator of the UK’s economic health, the success of the light commercial vehicle market last year was a welcome return to...
01 Apr 14
Vans by numbers
The number of light commercial vehicles in the UK rocketed by almost 30% to 3.28 million in the last decade and vans now account for one-in-10 vehicle...
28 Feb 14
What Van? rewards the best in the business
The great and the good of the light commercial vehicle industry gathered at an exclusive central London venue before Christmas to salute the best prod...
03 Feb 14
Vauxhall prepares to move centre stage
Vauxhall’s Luton plant is gearing up to begin production of the second generation Vivaro in 2014 and the plan, according to CV brand manager Steve Bry...
31 Jan 14
Nissan shapes up for the future
Every now and then a new van comes along that has the potential to change the face of the light commercial vehicle market.
21 Jan 14
Award-winning Doblo Cargo providing the foundation for growth
Fiat's Doblo Cargo has now scooped the What Van? Light Van of the Year Award for four consecutive years to confirm its status as the outstanding produ...
20 Jan 14
Hitting the sweet spot
Ford is the big winner in the 2014 What Van? Awards, with the medium-sized Transit Custom becoming the first model to scoop the overall Van of the Yea...
17 Jan 14
Leasing giant takes its place in the vanguard
Vehicle leasing giant Leaseplan has been quick to spot the opportunity for growth available in the light commercial vehicle sector.
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