Iveco are an Italian van and truck manufacturer and during 2012 the managed to keep their share of the 3.5 tonne UK van market at a constant 5.7 per cent. This is the same percentage as in 2011 even though the market as a whole was down 1 per cent year on year. The strange thing about Iveco is that it doesn’t compete in a market below 3.5 tonnes and because of this it wasn’t […]
Mercedes Benz has now released the price and specification of the new Citan range. It has been based on the Renault Kangoo and completely re-engineered and re-designed inside and out. The vehicles come in a range of lengths: compact, long and extra long.
Here we’ll look at the most reliable vans of 2012, whilst before, we looked at the most reliable manufacturers. The results aren’t surprising, and we feel that it is a slight shame that they have been dominated by only three manufacturers. We can reveal that in the top ten however, Renault, Vauxhall and Citroen all made it.
Ford has revealed you can now order their next generation of Fiesta Van. They are predicting that the first deliveries will be received at the end of January. The diesel version of this van has fuel consumption of 76.4mpg which is the same as 100g/km in CO2 emissions.
We all know that efficiency is fast becoming the main selling point for vans, as fuel prices escalate. As such, the last ten years have seen hybrid variants; ones using biofuels; solely electric vans; LPG ones and so on entering the market. Little of these have had much success, whilst others have never really taken off at all. The demand for electric vehicles is still low, for instance, due to their limited range.
According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders overall sales in 2012 of commercial vehicle registrations fell and the worst hit was Volvo. Across the truck and vans sector sales were down 5.9% during and the reason for this is directly linked to the poor sales of light commercial vehicles. This is not great news for commercial vehicle insurance providers.
So the year is here when the Clubvan mini will be launched! Mini have said that this light commercial vehicle will be launched in autumn and there will be choice of three models.
Derbyshire based Commercial Vehicle Solutions has recently signed a new contract with ATS Tyres Euromaster, who will now be in charged of supplying and servicing a 2,300 fleet for the company. This is great news, as with fully functioning and serviced vans on the road there will be less chance of Commercial Vehicle Solutions having to claim on their commercial vehicle insurance policy.
The new Ford Transit Custom is the first one-tonne van to achieve five stars in the crash safety test conducted by Euro NCAP. This is the same for the Torneo Custom which allows for passengers.
The Ford Ranger and Transits are getting ready for the coldest winter in 100 years that we are about to face. This fleet with 140 vehicles from the company GRITIT who are specialists in snow clearance will be gritting the roads and providing maintenance services.