The sale of vans and pick-ups in the UK is stable which is a good sign for the automotive industry and good for UK businesses too. There has been 1.5% growth compared to the same time last year showing that the van is still an absolute necessity for many business owners. Let’s take a look at the most popular selling vans this year:
One of the most popular van models, the Berlingo offers value for money and great practicality. With a comfy interior, it has been said though, that they don’t drive the best of all the vans on the market today. It is one of the oldest models still available, having first been launched back in 1996 and going through several versions since then. Its payload rating is comparable to similar vans on the market and isn’t particularly impressive but it’s miles per gallon record is excellent.
Ford Transit Connect
Ford’s small van offering is handsome and nice to drive, also available in an M-Sport model. It offers great practicality and efficiency, is available in both diesel or petrol and even has an Econetic model which offers the lowest running costs possible. It has been rated the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class and the third most reliable which is only what you’d expect from Ford. The cabin is both comfortable and durable.
If comfort is key then you’ll love the Trafic with its stylish and high-quality cab interior. Not a massive payload capacity at 1,280kg but is 21cm longer than the previous model. It’s available in two lengths and two heights and comes with a choice of three trim levels. Renault offers a stylish, robust van with increased crash protection and a choice of diesel engines. For the services of a Man and Van Slough, visit https://www.uk-tdl.com/
Top notch for efficiency and big payloads but not the best driving experience. The latest fifth generation offering doesn’t seem to offer much that’s new since its launch back in 2006. Other vans have moved on and been refreshed but the Boxer still feels a little left behind. It is, however, one of the most fuel-efficient vans you can buy and comes in more varieties with four body lengths, three heights and three different wheelbase lengths.
Quality, yes. Price tag, higher than others. With loads of safety features and a smooth ride, the Sprinter has been a popular choice this year. It’s been given a makeover, is more fuel-efficient and offers an impressive package of technology. The van comes in different wheelbase lengths, a choice of four-wheel drive and different engine size and body styles. The only negative is the payload capacity which is one of the smallest on offer.
The only van still to be built in Britain, the Vivaro pairs value and quality. It’s very similar to the Renault Trafic as they are part of a joint venture between the companies. The only real difference is the front bumper, internal headlight style, bonnet and front grille design. Available in two trim levels, the Vivaro 120 ecoFlex is the most fuel-efficient model on the market.