February 18, 2020

Double test: Edition or Elite?

Dan Gilkes puts two Vivaros – one base spec, one range-topper – head to head.

Class – at a price

If you need all-terrain access and the ability to tow a heavy trailer, chances are that you will be looking at a 4×4 pick-up as your daily driver. The combination of a tonne of payload, a 3.1-3.5 tonne towing capacity and, in a double-cab at least, seating for five, make the pick-up a popular choice.

New Transit delivers where it counts

Just weeks after the European launch of the latest Ford Transit, we’ve managed to bag a few days on UK roads with the new van. Yes, you may have to look closely to spot many external differences, but under the skin, there have been some big changes to Ford’s largest van.

Outlander resets the bar for plug-in commercials

Mitsubishi’s second generation Outlander is much improved, says Dan Gilkes.

Big Merc ticks all the boxes

The ubiquitous Sprinter has earned its place in the big van hall of fame. And the latest generation will help keep it in the vanguard, says Dan Gilkes.

Shogun Sport delivers the rough with the smooth

Mitsubishi’s high specced commercial variant is a capable workhorse, says Dan Gilkes.

Ford’s blue collar worker

Though perhaps not the case in the UK, the compact van market is by far the largest sector throughout Europe and any manufacturer that wants to be a player has to have a decent offering. Of course, many of those vans are shared, with the PSA Group now including Vauxhall/Opel alongside the traditional Citroën and […]

Courier flies the flag for sporty compacts

Dan Gilkes reports on Ford’s Transit Courier Sport.

TGE: a good fit to extend MAN’s offer

Developing a totally new van of any size is an expensive business. The larger the vehicle, the higher the required investment, as multiple wheelbases and roof heights become a necessary addition, along with chassis cabs and other conversion-specific models.

Top Guard: Nissan’s Navara N-Guard

It may not be to everyone’s taste but Nissan’s special edition N-Guard packs a lot of trim. Dan Gilkes reports.