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Some of our Favourite Vans

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This month we are having a look at a couple of our favourite vans, old and new. In the line-up this month is the Mercedes Citan Compact and the Ford Fiesta Sport Van.
Mercedes Citan Compact
Last year Mercedes entered the small van market with their Citan Compact which is based on Renault’s Kangoo. The entry of this van into the market means that businesses that run and manage fleets are now able to purchase commercial vehicles […]

The New Renault Trafic


This month the new Renault Trafic was launched with a bold new look and revised engines. So here we will are looking at the best leasing deals around at the moment, however don’t forget to factor in costs such as breakdown cover, van insurance 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:

Guide to buying a used van

VQD Van ForecourtAs a business, your van will be one of the most crucial pieces of equipment you will buy. Whilst large companies may seek to purchase brand new models for their fleet, sole tradesman will often look to the used market for best value for money and having a reliable, efficient vehicle to transport you and your tools around is paramount to earning a good living.

Mercedes Citan – Average Safety Rating

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The new Mercedes Citan has now been awarded a three star safety rating. This is after it has under gone rigorous crash testing that was conducted by Euro NCAP.
Safety Rating
Although three stars is pretty average this isn’t entirely surprising as it is based on Renault Kangoo which is a five year old design. Since the Kangoo was designed, safety and crash protection has moved on a lot so when the new Kangoo is released in the […]

Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport Dualiner

The Sprinter has already proved to be such a huge success for Mercedes-Benz that its little brother the Vito tends to get overlooked.
But there’s definitely no overlooking the variant on test here – the Sport Dualiner – which is a proper bobby-dazzler, clad In beautiful metallic paint, side bars, alloy wheels and smoked glass side windows.

Renault Fights back with Revised Kangoo


We have recently written about the new Mercedes light commercial vehicle that is based on the Renault Kangoo. Well in response to this, it seems that Renault will be releasing phase 2 models of the van later on in the year. To look at the Kangoo is getting a slight make-over. It will be kitted out with a revised dashboard and for the first time will have start/stop technology included to make it more fuel […]

New Ford Fiesta Van


Ford Fiesta by now is a well recognised name and so it should be, it has been around since 1976 and even since then there has been a light commercial versions. Well this is no different for the new generation of Fiesta. Vans that are based on small cars are a niche market but Ford are determined to offer a product in all of the van markets.