HERE are the entries for the fifth Business Van of the Year Awards, supported in 2018 by Vansdirect.
We have a broad range of entries, from panel vans and pick-ups to the best finance and service packages, that the van makers have put forward.
These are the best vans and support packages the van makers believe are right for your sector – the small business trades, SME and small van fleet sector.
These will be assessed by our independent panel of judges, led by Paul Hollick who is chairman of the ICFM and managing director of fuel management specialists TMC.
Their remit is to choose what vans the many builders, plumbers, electricians, and small van fleet operators should go for.
Before the judges make their final decisions, for starters check out the shortlist from the vans and the manufacturer finance and service schemes that have been entered:
Best Small Delivery Van
Vauxhall Corsavan 1.3 CDTi 16V 95ps ecoFLEX Start+Stop – payload 571kg; emissions 94g/km; combined economy 78.5mpg
Best Small Trades Van
Renault Kangoo I Van ZE 33 Business – payload 625kg; emissions 0g/km; rane 75-124 miles
Vauxhall Combo Van L1H1 2300 1.3CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Start+Stop Eu6 – payload 1000kg; emissions 120g/km; combined economy 61.4mpg
Volkswagen Caddy Van 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BlueMotion Technology – payload 671kg; emissions 137g/km; combined economy 47.1mpg
Best Large Trades Van
Renault Trafic Van SL27dCi 120 Business – payload 1075kg; emissions 170g/km; combined economy 43.6mpg
Citroen Dispatch Van 1.6 BlueHDi M 115 Enterprise Start+Stop – payload 1127kg; emissions 137g/km; combined economy 54.3mpg
Peugeot Expert Van 1.6 BlueHDi 115 Professional Start+Stop – payload 1127kg; emissions 137g/km; combined economy 54.3mpg
Vauxhall Vivaro L2H1 Van 1.6CDTI 125 BiTurbo ecoTEC 2.9t Start+Stop – payload 1280kg; emissions 159g/km; combined economy 46.3mpg
Volkswagen Transporter Van T28 LWB Medium Roof 2.0 TDI 84 Startline BlueMotion Technology – payload 1280kg; emissions 164g/km; combined economy 44.79mpg
Fiat Ducato Maxi Cab LH1 35 LWB 2.3 Multijet 130 – payload – kg; emissions – g/km; combined economy – mpg
Best Heavy Van
Vauxhall Movano L2H2 FWD Van 3500 2.3CDTi BiTurbo 145 – payload 1557kg; emissions 183g/km; combined economy 38.2mpg
Volkswagen Crafter CR30 L3H3 P/Vn 2.0 TDI 102 Startline – payload 801kg; emissions 192g/km; combined economy 38.2mpg
Best Green Van
Renault Kangoo I Van ZE 33 Business – payload 625kg; emissions 0g/km; range 75-124 miles
Volkswagen Transporter Van T28 LWB Medium Roof 2.0 TSI 150 Startline BlueMotion Technology – payload 883kg; emissions 211g/km; combined economy 30.39mpg
Volkswagen Amarok Pick Up 3.0 V6 TDI 204 Highline Permanent BlueMotion Technology Auto – payload 1092kg; emissions 212g/km; combined economy 34.9mpg
Mitsubishi L200 Pick Up 2.4DI-D 4Titan Double Cab 4WD – payload 1045kg; emissions 186g/km; combined economy 40.9mpg
Fiat Fullback Double Cab 2.4D 150 SX – payload 1045kg; emissions 180g/km; combined economy 39.8mpg
Best Finance & Service Package
Volkswagen – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles understands that owning a van is about more than just a vehicle – it’s about support, too. That means helpful advice, affordable finance, maintenance and servicing to keep vehicles running more efficiently for longer.
Free2Move Lease for PSA Group (Business Van programmes for Citroen and Peugeot) – Free2Move Lease was launched in January 2017 in the UK to offer convenient, cost effective and flexible finance and fleet management solutions to B2B customers. Our solutions will cover a broad range of vehicles, not just PSA Group models. We understand that no two businesses are the same and our aim is to provide solutions are flexible and customer focussed.
Renault – In competitive customer finance offers an iCare offer allows businesses to pay for service and maintenance by the mile. It includes a 4-button controller mounted to the dash – one programmed to call the emergency services, one for breakdown and Renault Assist, iCare is the 3rd button, with direct link to trained service providers, and the fourth can be configured to the customer’s choice.