Reviews

  • Review
    Trade Van Driver Issue43 Summer 2019 Page 08 Image 0001
    Published July 2019

    MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 316 L3 H2 RWD

    Can anyone catch the big Merc when it comes to heavy duty usage? Trevor Gehlcken reports I’ve been a journalist for nigh on 50 years now and during that time I have always stuck …

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    Trade Van Driver June 19 Renault Trafic Review
    Published June 2019

    RENAULT TRAFIC LL29 dCi 145 FORMULA EDITION

    It’s big, it’s brash and it’s beautiful. Renault’s hot model takes the Trafic to a whole new level. If your business is doing well and you want to splash the cash on something a b…

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    Perfect Partner For Traders
    Published April 2019

    Perfect partner for traders!

    Peugeot’s new small van has a host of fresh innovations Higher payload, a new BlueHDi 130 diesel engine and new 8-speed auto gearbox are all features of the all-new Partner, Peugeot…

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    NEW VAUXHALL VIVARO
    Published April 2019

    New Vauxhall Vivaro

    Fresh model follows its brothers from Citroen and Peugeot – but this new van is built in LutonVauxhall’s all-new Vivaro van has been revealed, heralding a bright future for the company…

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    Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo
    Published February 2019

    Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo

    This smart new trio of small vans is set to shake up the trade sector in 2019. Matthew Eisenegger reports... This year sees some major changes in the small van market –…

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    Mercedes-Benz X-class X250D 4matic power
    Published November 2018

    Mercedes-Benz X-class X250D 4matic power

    It’s big, it’s brash and it has a three-pointed star. We just love this new 4x4 truck. Trevor Gehlcken reports Britain’s trade van buyers are a very different bunch of people than t…

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    Ford Transit Custom Sport 310S
    Published September 2018

    New Ford Transit Custom Sport 310s – impress your clients

    If you are looking to impress your clients, there’s nothing to beat this bobby dazzler. Trevor Gehlcken reports …

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    Renault Kangoo ZE Electric Van
    Published July 2018

    Renault Kangoo ZE Electric Van – a credible alternative

    Renault Kangoo ZE Electric Van We’re all being pushed towards electric vehicles by the Government at present, but can the current crop offer a credible alternative for the UK’s…

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    Volkswagen Crafter Trendline MWB 2.0 TDI FWD
    Published June 2018

    Volkswagen Crafter Trendline MWB 2.0 TDI FWD

    It already won a shedload of awards even before going on sale. Can the new Volkswagen Crafter really be THAT good? You bet, says Trevor Gehlcken The Volkswagen Crafter is…

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    Peugeot Boxer L2H2 Professional Panel Van
    Published April 2018

    Peugeot Boxer L2H2 Professional Panel Van

    Peugeot Boxer L2H2 Professional Panel Van Chic and stylish, yet practical and cost-effective, the big Pug proves an ideal choice for trade users. Trevor Gehlcken reports If you …

  • Review
    Volkswagen Caddy Highline 1.4TSi 125
    Published February 2018

    Volkswagen Caddy Highline 1.4TSi 125

    As diesel continues to fall out of favour, we take on a petrol-powered Caddy for a six-month appraisal. Trevor Gehlcken reports The pendulum of public opinion is well known for swingin…

  • Review
    Mercedes-Benz New Sprinter Van unveiled - Trade Van Driver
    Published November 2017

    Mercedes-Benz New Sprinter Van unveiled

    Mercedes-Benz New Sprinter Van unveiled Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled the first details of the new Sprinter. The design sketch indicates that the most im…

  • Review
    Fiat Fiorino Euro 6
    Published September 2017

    Fiat Fiorino Euro 6

    Upgrades to this plucky little city slicker make a winning combination. John Threadgold reports Since their launch in 2008, the Fiat Fiorino, Citroen Nemo and Peugeot Bipper have all been…

  • Review
    Vauxhall Vivaro Limited Edition L2H1 double-cab
    Published August 2017

    Vauxhall Vivaro Limited Edition L2H1 double-cab

    Vauxhall Vivaro Limited Edition L2H1 double-cab It’s super smart, seats six and drives like a dream. We want to keep it! Trevor Gehlcken gets behind the wheel Your business is…

  • Review
    VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK V6
    Published June 2017

    VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK V6

    When the Volkswagen Amarok first burst on to the 4x4 truck scene back in 2011, it certainly moved the goalposts in terms of on-road smoothness and drivability, leaving the other contenders w…

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    Mercedes-Benz Vito
    Published April 2017

    Vito Sport – it’s stylish, adaptable and VERY fast

    If you want a van that looks superb, doubles as a car and goes like the clappers, then you need look no further than the vehicle on test here. Needless to say with a Mercedes-Benz product…

  • Review
    Meguiars
    Published February 2017

    A Clean Van Gives A Good First Impression. Trade Van Drivers Trial Clean with Meguiars

    With the Self Employed trades person always competing for business, many of us are making sure we have professional business cards, letterheads company branded clothing etc.  But it’s dif…

  • Review
    Iveco Daily 4x4
    Published February 2017

    Iveco gets down and dirty with 4×4 Daily

    Iveco is renowned as a heavy truck manufacturer, with its best-selling Cargo (Iveco Ford Cargo, then subsequently Eurocargo) catering for the lighter end of the truck market, and Daily cover…

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    Citroen Dispatch
    Published February 2017

    Meet the new French midi marvels!

    There are a whole stack of reasons why traders might be tempted by the new Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert – class-leading fuel economy being just one of them. John Threadgold gets beh…

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    VW T6
    Published September 2016

    VW T6: can vans get any better than this?

    Our first drive behind the wheel of the new UK Transporter shows the legend lives on – and gets better and better. John Threadgold reports OK let’s start by sweeping aside all the hoo…

  • Review
    Fiat Talento
    Published September 2016

    Fiat reveals its talented medium van

    The Italian manufacturer has ended its tie-up with PSA and instead thrown its lot in with Renault for the new Talento medium van, a reworked Renault Trafic/Vauxhall Vivaro. Equally at hom…

  • Review
    Citroen Berlingo
    Published June 2016

    Citroen Berlingo gets cleaner and greener with Euro 6 powerplants

    After September 1 this year, all new vans sold in the UK must have Euro 6 compliant engines. So as the various manufacturers start rolling out these cleaner powerplants, it has given us the …