JAMES DALLAS'S BLOG: Significant new vans

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

We've recently run the rule over what are, without doubt, two of the most significant new vans that will come to market this year.

The Ford Transit Custom is the UK’s biggest-selling light commercial vehicle by a country mile and has dominated the medium van sector since its arrival in December 2012, when Ford introduced the Custom name to signal a clearer distinction between its medium and large Transit models.

The Custom brought unprecedented style, class-leading driveability and innovative, practical, and now much-copied load-carrying solutions to the market.

Ford added Euro6 engines to the line-up two years ago and has now introduced a comprehensively facelifted version.

To find out whether it impressed us as much as the original, which we crowned our LCV of the Year in both 2013 and 2014, head to our review.

The Transit Custom is also the inspiration for a new conversion business that is bringing excitement and skilled jobs to Gwent, South Wales. To find out more see our News Analysis.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is one of the true big beasts of the European large van sector and has long set the standard for others to match. With the third-generation model range the three-pointed star brand has introduced front-wheel drive to the line-up – to see what we think of it head over to our test drive.


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