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February 22, 2024
Vauxhall's Luton plant to produce electric vans

Vauxhall's Luton plant to begin production of all electric mid-size Stellantis vans from early 2025 in major boost for town

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February 19, 2024
HMRC abandons proposed increase to double-cab pick-up BIK tax

HRMC has made the surprise decision to reverse its benefit in kind (BIK) tax on double-cab pick-ups after a massive backlash from farmers and the motoring industry. Pick-up drivers that used a truck for personal use were due to pay taxes as if they were company cars. On 12 Feb 2024 the HRMC announced that […]

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February 19, 2024
What tax do I have to pay on a pick-up truck?

Explaining the road tax, BIK company car tax changes and liabilites you pay when owning a pick-up truck in the UK

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February 13, 2024
Ford reveals bold new Ford Transit Custom MS-RT

Ford has revealed the first pictures and details of the eagerly anticipated Ford Transit Custom MS-RT van. MS-RT editions of the mid-size van are something of an icon in the range owing to the motorsport inspired looks of the vehicle. Designed as a collaboration between Ford and M-Sport, the MS-RT Transit Custom is the most […]

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February 13, 2024
Ranger MS-RT is Ford’s most aggressive looking new pick-up yet

Ford has revealed its new Ford Ranger MS-RT pick-up truck based on the styling of the M-Sport rally team. Designed to be the ultimate street truck, the newest in a long line of Rangers that include the Ford Ranger Raptor, Wildtrak X, Wildtrak and Ford Ranger Tremor, the new MS-RT Ranger gets the powerful 3.0-litre […]

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February 12, 2024
Pick up trucks to lose company car tax loophole status

New HMRC rules will see pick-up trucks change category for benefit in kind (BIK) rates that will cost owners hundreds more per month in tax

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February 9, 2024
UK demand for new vans up by huge 21% last year

Demand for vans is up as the light commercial vehicle market heads back to normality with increasing sales and BEV purchases

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February 7, 2024
Nissan Interstar - what you need to know

The Nissan Interstar is the latest large van from Nissan but what are the really important things you need to know about this new big van?

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February 5, 2024
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Can the biggest van in the Mercedes-Benz range make sense, or will the Mercedes eSprinter be just another large electric van no one buys?

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February 4, 2024
Ford reveals brand new Transit Connect van

Ford Transit Connect update includes new plug-in hybrid van and clever folding seat passenger option

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February 1, 2024
Massive new fleet deal for Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo

Helion embarked on a monumental shift, revamping its commercial vehicle fleet to all-electric, culminating in the world's largest handover of Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo vans to the Swiss solar industry leader at the Attisholz site in Switzerland. "We are delighted that Helion is committed to the ID. Buzz Cargo as a service vehicle and will […]

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February 1, 2024
Hyundai and Iveco to team up for new electric vans

The future of electric vans has just got a whole lot more interesting as Hyundai and Iveco Group have announced a brand new partnership. The collaboration will see Hyundai give Iveco access to its Global eLCV platform, enabling the Italian manufacturer to step away from producing variants based on the Iveco eDaily panel van. This […]

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Is it me you're looking for? Ok, so you've not found Lionel Ritchie but you have come to the author page for vanreviewer.co.uk which is a great choice. That's because the author of these posts has more than a decade of experience in writing about commercial vehicles.

During that time there's been hundreds of new vans launched into the market and I've driven them all sometimes for reviews on the road and a test track but also as a punter - someone whose needed a van to do a specific job.

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I love commercial vehicles and the industry, and if that sounds odd it probably is, but you'd be amazed at how often people want to talk to me about vans. Ok, it's not how I want to spend my saturday night but I've lost track of how many times someone has stopped me in a supermarket car park, at a builders merchants or just wound down their window in traffic to talk to me about the brand new van I'm driving. Without fail I'll tell them everything I can about it, until they drive off wishing they'd never asked in the first place.

Hopefully you'll find my insight a bit more interesting, and with some luck it will help you with your next van buying decision. I want you to take something valuable away from what you read here, and would love to know if what you're reading has been of help. There's loads of content on new van reviews, as well as van dimensions and van payloads.

I've never been big on writing news, but there'll be a bit of it on the site, but product testing is where the bulk of my knowledge lies. So, if you want to know something specific, get in touch either through the contact for, or via my social channels below. If it's something that everyone should know about we'll even add it to the van advice section.

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