Vans are important machinery for a lot of businesses. It is, however, important to select one based on your needs. What is the point of purchasing a large, fuel-guzzling locomotive, if you only have to transport a few tools and yourself?!
Small vans are ideal for most small businesses; and as a bonus, their size makes them easy to park in busy town centres or to shuffle between jobs. They are also cheaper to run and insure, especially if you know how to save money on your van insurance.
Selecting The Right Van For Your Business
One of the major things to look out for is load space (the back areas for transporting cargo) and payload (the maximum weights of cargo you can transport).
For most businesses, a small van would be ideal — they are rugged, easy to drive, comfortable and still provide a fair amount of payload for occasions when you may need to carry an extra load.
Best Small Vans Of 2019
Fiat Doblo Cargo
This is a small van with shared mechanical components as the old Vauxhall combo. The Vauxhall combo has been replaced by a Citroen/Peugeot based model which makes the Fiat Doblo Cargo a solitary warrior. It comes equipped with an impressive load-carrying ability, good range of engines, and it has a competitive price.
The Peugeot Partner was dubbed the international van of the year 2019 (along with with the Vauxhall combo cargo and the Citroen — its sister vans) by a jury of 25 publishers and journalists from independent magazines that specialise in lightweight commercial vehicles.
Vauxhall combo cargo
The previous Vauxhall combo model was mechanically similar to the Fiat Doblo. However, it has been taken over by Citroen/Peugeot, and the new Vauxhall combo is designed like the Citroen/Peugeot partner. This new model has an improved payload of about one ton behind,, and it comes with a crew van, one roof can and two lengths.
The Nissan e – NV200 is an eco-friendly small van option that is great for a business owner who is practical about sustainability and protecting the environment. It is a 100% electric and can run between 124 -187 miles which makes it the ideal van option for florists running local journeys.
Ford Transit Courier
The Ford Transit Courier is almost the smallest van in the Ford commercial vehicle lineup, and just behind the Fiesta van. Although it doesn’t come with the load space of its bigger transit cousins, it has about 660 KG and 2300 litres. Businesses based in urban areas on the lookout for a practical, compact and inexpensive van would do well with the Ford transit courier.
Citroen Berlingo Van
LCV of the year and the International Van of the Year are some of the awards this small van has won – and it is not hard to see why. The new Citroen Berlingo is incredibly stylish; has more light clusters, a sharp front end and a 7-inch touchscreen system with improved navigation in its interior.