The safety body Euro NCAP has called for additional safety equipment to be fitted to vans after conducting extensive crash tests on the top selling eight-seater vehicles.
Despite last week’s news brought to you here at Van Compare detailing the disappointing winter downturn in sales of new commercial vehicles, the second hand market remains buoyant, with used van prices remaining high.
Van sales executives have spent much of October looking enviously over their shoulders, as van sales have fallen by 8.1 per cent for the month, whilst car sales have seen another rise.
Drivers of eco-friendly vans working in or commuting to the capital will be delighted to hear that the greenest vans which satisfy strict emissions limits may soon be exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
Virgin Media aims to be even more F.A.B. in the way they treat their employees, by rewarding their top performing engineers with movie themed vans. The new range of livered vans, which includes the iconic Thunderbird 2, ‘are go’.
The latest incarnation of the Ford Ranger, which has been on sale in various guises since 2010, has just scooped the ‘International Pick-up of the Year’ award for 2013, with every member of the judging panel picking the Ranger as their top choice.
With the British winter over the last two years having presented us with more dramatic weather conditions than history has led us to expect, it seems Volkswagen have anticipated a flurry of callouts by subscribing to the mantra that prevention is better than the cure.
In news that has long been feared by the UK’s recovering vehicle manufacturing industry, Ford last week announced the closure of their Transit van production plant in Southampton.
In previous Van Compare posts we have brought to your attention the emergence of in-cab telematics, which record driver behaviour in a bid to eliminate bad habits which may be responsible for accidents, reduced fuel economy and ultimately an increase in van insurance premiums.