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Most popular vans of all the time

Vans have become the necessary need for businesses that makes everyday life easy and more practical than ever before.

Whatever your business size is, choosing the right van helps to maximise business opportunities and it could take to the next level. Builders and fleet managers are investing more time & money in new vehicles to aid business expansion.

To make it easy, we have come up with a list of UK’ most popular vans as below -

Ford Transit

Ford Transit is the UK’s best-selling van from the last couple of years. It comes in a wide range of body styles and variants that you can choose for your business plus its low running costs makes the Ford Transit the most popular choice among UK buyers.

The Ford Transit primarily sold as a cargo van however the Transit is also built as a passenger van, pick-up truck, Mini bus and cutaway van chassis. The Transit has been the best selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for the last 40 years. The Ford Transit is a massive vehicle for the Ford brand itself and van market as a whole. Ford Transit is Ford’s third best-selling vehicle after the Fiesta and Focus cars.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

If you are not aware that the prestigious Mercedes brand also offers commercial vehicles then there is no better introduction than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

The Sprinter is a capable commercial van which is versatile and comes with a choice of variants, wheel bases, body styles, different body lengths and various roof-heights.

The Sprinter brings a premium feel to the large van market that has a fine reputation for the durability and ranked among the top three vans of reliability.

Vauxhall Vivaro

The Vauxhall Vivaro is a Luton built van, and is fundamentally the same as the Nissan Primastar and Renault Trafic. The Vivaro is available in most popular cargo van body styles along with crew cab, panel van, combo and minibus variants. The Vivaro offers one of the largest load capacities in its class and ticks all the important boxes for domestic operators. The Vivaro is the biggest hit for carrying very heavy loads.

Volkswagen Transporter

The Volkswagen Transporter is a favourite van among builders, electricians and plumbers. Its compact size, agile city driving, and a variety of accessories make the Transporter more stylish. Its soft suspension is ideal for long motorway runs and rough surfaced roads.

All the Transporter engines come equipped with VW’s Bluemotion technology modifications as standard. The Transporter is one of the oldest vans produced over 60 years and marketed worldwide. The Transporter has been restyled and designed many times over the years with the comfort and convenience of the driver in mind.

Peugeot Partner

Compared to the above mentioned vans, the Peugeot Partner is a considerably small van but its well-sized load area is much more suitable for plumbers, electricians, painters, and delivery drivers. The Partner has achieved a very good reputation and reliability record.

The Peugeot Partner is available in a choice of two body lengths, three payloads and a range of ultra-efficient engines. It offers an all-electric option, as well.

Citroen Berlingo

The Citroen Berlingo arrived in the UK van market in 2008 and comprises of two L1 and L2 models with different body lengths. The Berlingo is a spacious and versatile modern light commercial vehicle that comes with modern looks and dynamic styling.

The Berlingo is one of the most  efficient vans in its class offering excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. It comes with wide rear sliding doors making it easy to load and unload stuff. There is an electric version also available offering a range of 105.6 miles with a top speed of 68.3 miles per hour.

Renault Trafic

Renault Trafic is another popular vehicle for everyday use thanks to it's offering a good amount of fuel economy. It comes in a range of variants to choose from panel, crew and passenger vans to suit specific needs.

The panel van is the most popular van type that comes with both a short or long wheelbase offering load volumes up to 8m3. The crew van offers seat capacity of up to six where the passenger van offers seats for nine. It’s a reasonably priced van that has sensible insurance and perfect volume size for everyday business use.

I hope our list of most popular vans helps you to find the best commercial vehicle for you; also if you have any questions regarding the body types for your vans then take a look our van body style guide here:

Need help finding the commercial vehicle for your business? Why not take a look our dedicated van leasing page for the best van leasing offers? Alternatively, call our friendly sales team on 0118 920 5130, or email at enquiries@selectcarleasing.co.uk 

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