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5 Popular Vans

March 7th, 2012

5 Popular Vans

Many small and large businesses around the country rely on the use of a van or fleet of vans to carry out their daily duties. Whether it�s a sole trader that uses their van for getting from job to job or a delivery firm finding a good van that suits your needs is essential. Below are a list of 5 vans that are extremely popular in the UK because their all good solid reliable vans that offer their user value for money.

5. Citroen Berlingo
The Citroen Berlingo van has been one of the most popular vans since its initial launch in 1996 now in its second generation it offers more comfort and a greener option. The van is available with a choice of Diesel, Petrol or a dual fuel LPG / petrol version. With rising petrol and diesel prices at a record high the LPG version would offer the cheapest running costs. The van offers a comfortable driving experience that�s much like a people carrier to drive and a fold down passenger seat that creates a useful workspace when you�re out of the office. There is plenty of storage space for a small van and it comes with all the standard safety features like ABS and drivers airbag. Most models aside from the basic one come equipped with a Smartnav navigation and Trackstar which is a useful stolen vehicle tracking systems.

4. Renault Trafic Sport
The Renault Trafic sport is a good looking van that comes with metallic paint which is colour coded with the interior, electric windows and door mirrors, 16in alloy wheels and air conditioning as standard. It�s aimed at small business owners looking to use their van for both social and work use which is why its look is so important. This mid sized van is able to carry a load of up to 1.3m in height and 2.4m in length and just over a tonne in weight. Its comfortable to drive, has a strong engine, a good turning circle, lightweight steering, is reasonably quiet and has parking sensors. With all these features and a competitive price you can understand why the Renault Trafic was van of the year for so many consecutive years in a row.

3. Mercedes Vito
The Mercedes Vito van will appeal to customers who are not primarily concerned with cost, it�s a top of the range van which you can expect to pay a top price for. What you get is a solid van that has more safety features as standard than other vans in its class and plenty of optional extras to choose from. Its available in three load lengths, two roof heights and a choice of four common-rail direct injection diesel engines unless you decide to opt for the specialist 231bhp V6 petrol option. This quality constructed van handles extremely well on the road as you would expect from a Mercedes Badge and should offer the owner a van that�s capable of high mileage and a long working life.

2. VW Transporter Sport
The VW transporter Sport Line van is a very stylish looking van that will appeal to the style conscious business owner who is very concerned about outward appearance. The van comes with 18� alloys, chrome grille and side rails and a roof spoiler and is certainly a van that will get noticed as its driving down the street. The van cab is very much like a people carrier, it�s extremely comfy to drive and handles well on the road and unlike many vans it�s quiet in the cab.

1. Ford Transit
The Ford Transit van is undoubtedly the most popular van on British roads and the best selling light commercial vehicle in Europe. It�s been in production for over 45 years and gone through seven generations of change to keep it at the forefront of technology and style. The transit offers a very high quality build in a wide range of configurations which is why it�s the workhorse of choice for many businesses throughout the UK. The van is available in not just the standard sizes but a Jumbo version is available that can carry load lengths of up to 4107 mm. Another reason the transit is so popular is because it�s easy to drive and an important factor that�s often overlooked is comfort. The Transit is a van that�s extremely comfortable to drive with plenty of cab space and compartments that make this van the ultimate affordable out of office workspace.

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