07 Mar: Tourneo Custom Hybrid

… Ford Tourneo Custom … On the basis that you have to be careful what you wish for, Europe’s governments will have to think more carefully. It would appear that in their desire to demonise diesel, sales of petrol engined vehicles have soared. Since 2007, CO2 emissions have been dropping […] Read more »

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30 Jan: Vauxhall Vivaro

… First Look: New Vauxhall Vivaro … One of the first products to come out of the new Groupe PSA/Vauxhall association is a replacement for the Vivaro van. No surprises here as it looks awfy like the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert. That’s no bad thing as this an excellent […] Read more »

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02 Aug: Ford Transit Custom

… Ford Transit Custom Limited 300S … Thirty grand. For a van. A tin box on wheels. Outrageous. Over the years, the price of light commercial vehicles has risen inexorably, driven by two main requirements, the demand for safer vehicles including more inbuilt safety requirements for drivers and passengers, and […] Read more »

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08 Feb: 3rd Gen. M-B Sprinter

… New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter … It’s over 20 years since the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter hit the road and the latest generation is due to be launched later this year. Outwardly this third generation vehicle it may look very similar to the current van but underneath the skin and inside the cab […] Read more »

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25 Jan: The future of vans?

… Mercedes-Benz ‘Vision Van’ … With over 31 million cars currently on British roads and just over 4 million vans, it’s no wonder that the great British public are more interested in personal transport than the transport of goods. Vans are just another obstacle on our crowded roads, while van […] Read more »

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19 Aug: Iveco Daily

… Iveco Daily 4100L … It used to be said that the Iveco Daily was a van for truck drivers, or a truck for van drivers. That’s because it was regarded as a sort of ‘middleweight’ between light vans and heavy trucks. On that basis, fleet buyers appreciated its truck-like […] Read more »

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09 Dec: Ford Transit RWD

… Ford Transit RWD 350 L3 H2 … I’m not the biggest fan of the new face of the Ford Transit. Compared to the Courier, Connect and Custom, it’s not the prettiest kid in the family portrait. That’s obviously a personal view, but it is one shared by many colleagues […] Read more »

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08 Aug: Ford Transit Courier

… Launch Report … Ford Transit Courier … As part of their support for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Ford Motor Company donated the use of 1,120 Focus, C-MAX, S-MAX, Galaxy and Tourneo cars and vehicles for official use and athlete transport during the Games. In actual fact there […] Read more »

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20 Jul: New Iveco Daily

… Launch Report – New Iveco Daily … The Iveco Daily has long been regarded as the heavyweight amongst vans. That was down to its truck-like ‘box-on-frame’ construction and the fact that it drove more like a truck than a van. In some respects, this latest Iveco Daily carries on […] Read more »

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21 May: New Fiat Ducato

… First Drive … New Fiat Ducato … Having driven the new Peugeot Boxer two weeks ago, there were few surprises left at the first drive of its sibling, the new Fiat Ducato. Built in the same Sevel Sud factory in central Italy, the only visible changes were to the […] Read more »

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