Category Archives: new vehicle

Plans to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel vans by 2040 in the UK

Find out why this action is going into place and how it will impact you
As a country we have been burning through resources quicker than we can replace them and the mass consumption of fuel is starting to catch up to us. A huge change is required in the way that we run our vehicles on a day to day basis but will we be ready by 2040?
It wasn’t too long ago when a hybrid car was only for the environmentally conscious and nowhere near the […]

Ford Announce New Connect Wagon Mini Van


In North America, as of the last quarter in 2013, customers will be able to purchase the new Transit Connect Wagon Mini Van by Ford. It comes as a five or seven-seater van with short or long wheelbases.
The vehicles are being built in Spain, Valencia and are available for all markets. The European version is the Torneo which will be ready to buy here in the UK at the same time. Mark Ovenden is the managing […]

GAZ Group teams up with Mersa Otomotiv


The maker of the Volga Sedan and the GAZelle minivan, GAZ group have now joined up with Mersa Otomotiv to put together GAZ’s light commercial vehicles in Turkey.

Van manufacturer gets large fleet order

A Leicester van manufacturer has recently been given a multi-million pound order which could see it grow substantially in the next few years. The company, Doyle’s Commercial Body Building (DCBB) has released its luton-bodied van built from lightweight recycled materials.
Big business
The Mark Group, who specialize in energy efficiency, have ordered two hundred of the vans. DCBB is also in negotiations with other international companies worth around £5 million and hope that in the next two years […]

New Transit and Connect Revealed by Ford


Ford has released details and photos of all the new models that will be in the new Transit range. The unveiling of the new two tonne Transit and Transit Connect occurred during the Go Further event by Ford in Amsterdam.
The Transit Custom which is one tonne was announced in April of this year and will be sold from October. The other Transit’s in the range will join this van sometime in 2013 and will both be […]

Citan Readies for Launch


Mercedes-Benz have released details about an all new small van: the Citan. It’s been announced that the Citan will be in dealerships from early next year, meaning van insurance quotes will be available from early 2013. There will be three lengths and three variants of the Citan available. There will also be a choice of four engines, consisting of one petrol and three diesel options. The three diesels will all be 1.5 litre engines but there […]

Renault Revamps The Master


The Master’s van by Renault has had a revamp. They now have optimised usage of fuel, and will now come with the option of air bags as well as upgrading the standard specification.
Fuel Consumption
The fuel consumption has been improved by up to 3.8mpg on the 2.3 litre model. Renaults best seller in the range has had its fuel consumption improved by 3.3mpg and as a result, across the whole range, their CO2 emissions have been […]

Centre Parcs Takes on a New Fleet


The largest delivery of Renault Kangoo electric vehicles are to be delivered to Centre Parcs as they are replacing their current fleet of electric vehicles. They are buying 22 Renault Maxi Z.E’s to become part of a fleet of 150.
The Fleet
Centre Parcs have mostly light commercial vehicles of different makes at four locations. They are based in Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest. They use the vehicles for mainly maintenance purposes and for […]

Production Confirmed for Mini Clubvan


The Mini Clubvan, which has been on the cards for quite a while now, is set for its official launch at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Mini has released details and images of the new, much hyped Clubvan.
Background Story
The new Clubvan is based on Mini’s current Clubman model and the original, 1960s, Mini Van that featured in our Friday Five last week. Obvious similarities can be seen with both the original 1960s van and the […]

OCS to Reduce Carbon Emissions Dramatically Over the Year


OCS has invested in 200 new vehicles and plan to buy another 100 by the end of this year. This is because they want to lower their carbon emissions footprint so has bought the new company cars from Volkswagen, their new fleet partner. The new vehicles are fitted with BlueMotion technology. This concentrates on improving the engine, transmission and reducing rolling distance.
Commercial Car Fleet
This is after a company review which highlighted a major area for improvement, […]