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2 Year Waiting List On Defender Vans

The Land Rover Hard Top – A Stylish and Functional Vehicle Considering buying an unstoppable car that gives a blend of off-road capability, durability, and quality?  You don’t need to look any further, as Swiss Vans brings you brand new Land Rover Hard Top. It has great versatility with modern technology without any sacrifices to …

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VW Crafter Stock Ready For Xmas

We have plenty of VW Crafters arriving in time for Xmas From MWB and LWB to even Double Cabs and Luton Vans.If you are after something more exact then our factory lead times are pretty short at the moment The VW Crafter is one of the best Large Vans on the market

VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE SERVICE BOOKING PORTAL

Milton Keynes, UK – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new online portal allowing van owners to book their next service flexibly and easily with live pricing and availability. The online service booking tool is fully integrated with the customer’s vehicle history, which means active service plans and required maintenance are automatically displayed. Owners can …

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Bump in the Night- The UK’s Rental-vehicle Collision Problem…

Road accidents are a nonpareil phenomenon; you can’t quite look head-on at the multitude of twisted metal and shattered glass, but you can’t quite bring yourself to look away either. Undoubtedly a common occurrence within the UK, with over 1,560 reported road deaths in 2021, and over 27,000 maimed or seriously injured, road safety should …

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Sick and Tyred – The UK’s Growing Van Theft Problem 

An infelicitous fact: Campervan theft is on the rise. But why?  For starters, to say that this choice of vehicle carries about a certain appeal is a huge understatement; in this day and age, luxury or staycation vehicles are indisputably one of the major wheeled targets that criminals tend to keep their eyes peeled for. …

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2024 Custom Spec ETransit

Ford has unleashed rough details of the E-Transit Custom in May but without going into details about the technical specifications aside from mentioning the battery range. The missing pieces of the puzzle are now falling into place as the Blue Oval’s commercial arm Ford Pro has released the information. Without further ado, we learn the …

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The New All Electric Volkswagen ID Buzz is Coming!

Electric vehicles are the new buzz and Volkswagen Vans is taking advantage of this wave like many other electric vehicle manufacturers. With the government support, the benefits to the environment, and the overall popularity of being socially responsible, there is no doubt that electric vehicles are here to stay. Volkswagen is taking its old campervan …

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The Road to the Future: The Growth of Rental Vans in Europe

-Hats off to an industry with a wheely promising future! Ladies and gentlemen: We’re finally in the future.  Gradually, yet unimpeachably, the world of technological advancements, electrification, and publicly accessible web-based luxuries have been making their mark on society for as long as the majority can remember. To an individual belonging to a dated section …

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Rest and Relaxation… as Far as the Eye Van See

When life’s got you holding back tyres, SAIC Maxus is on your side! An indubitable fact: We all desperately need that holiday. Whether it be from those interminable, mundane work hours, ceaseless stress, or the incessant pit-pattering and howling of infamous English rain against your window panes, we understand that it can be strenuous to …

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Fuel Consumption of Modern Vans – Most Important Aspects to Familiarise Yourself

Fuel consumption is a key consideration when it comes to buying or renting a van. Maybe you’re eco-conscious and keenly aware of the environmental impact of your vehicle. You’re almost certainly price-conscious and keenly aware of the numbers by the diesel or petrol pumps! If you have opted for a fully electric model, you’ve got …

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All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit Drives Ford Pro 

2022 Ford E-Transit™, the first of two all-electric vehicles purpose-built for Ford Pro commercial customers in 2022, offers exclusive features, unmatched configurability and work-ready accessories, supported by the Ford Pro ecosystem of end-to-end charging, telematics, service and financing. Because one size never fits all, E-Transit is the only all-electric cargo van from a full-line automaker …

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Is this the new VW charging era?

The Volkswagen subsidiary Elli, which oversees all activities involving charging and energy in the Group, has become a partner in the sustainable bonus programme offered by &Charge. The goal is to consistently improve the charging experience with the help of customer feedback and to provide money savings at the charging station. Elli charging-tariff customers as …

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Ford TourNOT

Ford are the the latest vehicle manufacture to redesign how we think about electric vehicles. Ford Pro, the Blue Oval’s dedicated commercial arm founded in 2021, first teased its new electric workhorse in the second half of April. At that moment, most of the current market believed the LED light bar belonged to a Tourneo …

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VW Scout Electric

This year, the Volkswagen group turns its signature U.S brand Scout electric, still aiming to keep their manufacturing, engineering and design based within the country through a newly established company. Set to start production in 2026, the first prototypes are thought to be unveiled next year. Its new Scout brand, specialising in bringing new technical …

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Ford Pro has recently revealed an exciting announcement

Ford Pro has recently revealed an exciting announcement, giving us an exclusive look into the details of the brand new, all-electric E-Transit Custom, taking another significant step in its electrification transformation. Following closely after the start of the all-electric E-Transit’s production in March, the announcement soon came that a further four all-electric commercial vehicles would …

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Volkswagen stops production of vehicles in Russia and suspends export.

As a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine the Group Board of Management of Volkswagen Vans AG has decided to stop the production of vehicles in Russia until further notice. The decision will apply to both the Russian production sites in Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod and affects the VW Transporterand the Volkswagen Crafter Vans …

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Citroen Relay is February’s most popular used van, according to Aston Barclay.

Aston Barclay’s used LCV desirability index has been topped by the Citroen Relay panel van as home delivery and construction sectors are fuelling the market. Out of the 20 LCV’s in the index, 6 are pickups, and nine are panel vans as demand remains strong across the sectors. Citroen Vans remain confident for the future …

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Almost 50% of van drivers risk a £200 and 6 penalty points for using SatNav on a smart phone.

Research from 1,000 UK van drivers has found that 46 per cent of them use an app on their smartphone but may still be at risk of breaking the law following the introduction of new rules from January 2022 New laws state that it is illegal to touch your device (designed to prevent a loophole …

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New Renault Trafic priced from £25,700

The new Trafic has been revealed by Renault Vans, the latest and most advanced van from Renault PRO+ with car-like levels of equipment. The Trafic comes with an entirely refreshed interior, a wide range of new Euro 6D-Full compliant engines, better infotainment systems and the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). You will find both …

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Construction and home delivery fleets drive new van market growth

The UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew by more than a fifth (21.4%) in 2021, according to new figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). There were 355,380 vans registered in the year, ending with the best December for the sector since 2015 with a 7.8% increase. The robustness of …

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Van News

New Mercedes eVito gains larger battery and rapid charging

A new version of the eVito has been laucnhed by Mercedes-Benz Vans, with a longer range, larger battery and rapid charging. The new 66kWh battery is almost double the size of the old one, boosting the van’s range from 92 miles to 162 miles. Pricing has increased to reflect the new specification, with the eVito …

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Van security: 5 tips on how to avoid theft and protect your business

Vans are an essential tool for businesses and tradespeople. You’ll invest a lot of money into getting the van that you need and you rely on its use in order to make a living. This is why it’s important to ensure you have the best van security possible. Making sure your van is secure goes …

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Ford’s campervan unveiled – the Transit Custom Nugget

When you thought the Transit Custom couldn’t get any more versatile, they introduce their camper version of the UK’s best-selling van – the Ford Transit Custom Nugget. Ford have teamed up with camper specialists, Westfalia, to launch their own motorhome conversion to add to their Transit Custom range. For years, tradespeople and couriers have reaped …

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New Mercedes Vito 2019: Three trim levels revealed

Mercedes-Benz is beginning 2019 by releasing three new specifications for the Vito panel van and crew van. This introduction allows customers to find the Mercedes Vito which best suits their needs. From January 2019, the Mercedes Vito range offers the specifications of PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM. Whether it is shifting cargo or transporting passengers, every …

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Pre Registered Vans

First things first.  What is a Pre Registered Van? As the name suggests, pre-registered vans are vehicles which have been ‘previously registered’. These brand new vans are purchased by a dealer, usually in bulk.  When purchased this way, they often have larger discounts and buying in bulk enables salespeople to hit targets.  The process isn’t …

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Van Life: Van Conversion Inspiration

“Van Life” NOT a hobby, an ACTUAL way of life. Literally filled with the things dreams are made of. We’ve seen a diverse range of home and professional conversions, in all sorts of vans. From the popular Transporter to, a larger scale, fully converted VW Crafter.  We have even seen a Volkswagen Caddy successfully converted with sleeping quarters …

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