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The New Renault Trafic

This month the new Renault Trafic was launched with a bold new look and revised engines. We will also be looking at the best leasing deals that are around at the moment. Don’t forget to factor in costs such as breakdown cover, van insurance and fuel and road tax to your figures.

New Renault Trafic

The most obvious change to the Trafic is it’s striking new look as well as a new engine range to choose from. This version of the Trafic will be the third generation and it is set to go on sale during the summer. It has been given a new lease of life in the hope that it will be able to compete with Volkswagen’s Transporter and the Transit Custom that belongs to Ford in this small panel market.

The shape that you would typically associate with the Trafic has been scraped and it now sports a new front end which is much bolder. It also has wider headlights as well as a sloping windscreen. A strip has been added between the two front grilles which of course will be body coloured. Whilst Renault has changed the design, they aren’t changing the essence of the van which is its strength. Renault has given the all new Trafic a wrap around front bumper which will help protect it from any bumps. Continue reading

The Best Selling Vans of 2014 so far

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With the first quarter of the year nearing an end, you may be looking to purchase a new van for your business, or even for leisure. Whatever your reason, we thought we would round up the best selling vehicles so far so you can make an informed decision.

Since January there has been a total of just over 275,000 new van registrations, which is fantastic news. This suggests to us that business is booming, and of course everyone with a van needs commercial van insurance so that makes us even happier! Mike Hawes, chief executive at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, has even said, “Growing van registrations supported the February vehicle market as middle and heavy-weight vans enjoyed healthy rises, reflecting improving economic activity.” Continue reading

Win a £50 Halfords Voucher with VanQuoteDirect!

VanQuoteDirect March CompetitionWinter is never easy for commercial vehicle owners, as after months of rain, wind and snow your vehicle is usually in dire need of some TLC.

This is why VanQuoteDirect is giving away a £50 Halfords voucher on Twitter, helping you spoil your van with new windscreen wipers, floor mats, cleaning products or anything else for that matter!
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4 Ways to Spruce up your Livery for Spring

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After many weeks of rain, wind and even snow, spring is finally on its way, meaning the days are getting longer, the weather is slightly warmer and (dare we say it?) there is a tad more sunshine. In this new light you may start to notice that your van’s livery is starting to look a bit worn out, so it may be time to give it a spring clean. Here, we look at four ways to approach this feat, helping you save money and time in the long run: Continue reading

UK’s Commercial Vehicle Sector Breaking Records

Image of £20 NotesIt’s only a few weeks into 2014 however the UK’s commercial vehicle sector has already broken a number of records. As we saw at the end of 2013, commercial vehicle sales were once again on the rise after a substantial period of being at an all-time low due to the recession. Many of those who work in the commercial vehicle sector are therefore optimistic about what this year will bring, and here we look at some of the most positive stories to hit the headlines: Continue reading

Businesses Looking to Increase Commercial Vehicle Fleets in 2014

Image of white vanChristmas is one of the busiest times of the year for commercial vehicle fleet managers, especially as the popularity of internet shopping has increased year on year. These days nearly everyone orders at least one of their Christmas presents online which needs to be delivered using some form of commercial vehicle. So what does this mean for commercial vehicle fleets in the near future? VanQuoteDirect investigates: Continue reading

Tokyo car exhibition offers glimpse into the future

The Tokyo Motor Show opened this week, offering up not just an array of the world’s wackiest cars but also an interesting insight into where the automobile and van industries could be heading in the near future.

A common theme for the show has been an emphasis on vehicles of a smaller size, with the majority of the 14 Japanese and 18 overseas manufacturers exhibiting, showcasing tiny electric vehicles in which passengers ride in tandem.

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Celebrations continue for Ford

Ford badgeThe last few weeks have been an exciting time for Ford Motor Co. Whilst the manufacturer was still busy celebrating the Ford Transit once again being crowned International Van of the Year, the past fortnight also marked an important landmark in the company’s history.

As 2013 was the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line, the company held their official celebrations at the Kansas City Assembly Plant.

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Keeping your van and its contents safe

Ford TransitFor many people vans are not just a means of transport but vehicles that are essential to their business and livelihood. However, with vans often carrying expensive tools and parts, it also makes them very appealing targets for thieves.

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