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.
Due to a shortage in the supply of used vans, the average price consumers can expect to pay is on the rise. In just one month alone, from August to September this year, prices saw an average increase of 3.6 per cent, up to £4224.
Vauxhall’s range of light commercial vehicles has proved to be a real hit with small business owners, who have flocked to the Vauxhall’s award winning range, making them the number one LCV manufacturer outside of fleet sales for the year to date.
Recent research conducted by the AA motoring organisation into the behaviours of different groups of drivers has shown that van drivers are more than twice as likely as car drivers to receive a motoring conviction.
There is a long running mystery that car and commercial vehicle drivers would like to have cleared up sooner rather than later. It seems that petrol and diesel prices have reached record highs, despite the fact that oil prices are currently falling, and have been for some time. So why are reductions in the cost of raw materials not being passed onto motorists?
The Ford Transit Custom has driven away with the spoils at the Hannover Commercial Vehicle show, having been named ‘International Van of the Year’ by a 24-strong judging panel.