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5 of the most popular Lutons

5 of the most popular Lutons
October 28th, 2022

But a van is a van, right? Wrong! With a huge selection of vans on the market today, with customisations and optional extras to suit each and every need a van owner could possibly have, it can be tricky knowing where to start. Moreover, once you’ve decided which style of chassis and body you’re looking for, buyers are faced with the challenge of navigating various manufacturers and models.

So, you’re on the lookout for a commercial vehicle with vast storage, easy access and a range of practical benefits? A Luton van might be a perfect choice, but which model? There are a number of excellent options out there for prospective Luton buyers, so it can feel a little overwhelming trying to narrow down your search.

However, fear not. Here at Van Sales UK, we don’t think that finding the right van should feel like an arduous or impossible task and, with a little guidance, we’re here to point you in the right direction.

In the following article, we’ll take a look at 5 of the most popular Luton vans, highlighting their best features, and explaining what makes them shine above the competition.

Read on to hear our thoughts.

What Is A Luton Van?

Before diving into the specifics, we thought it might be worth clarifying the characteristics that set Lutons apart and how they’ve grown to be so popular. If you’re a Luton connoisseur, you might already be aware of the following, but a little reminder never hurt.

The ‘Luton’ title, which has now become synonymous with all vans featuring a box-style design and above-cab storage, takes its name from the town in which the Bedford commercial vehicle plant was originally located; you guessed it, that town was Luton. Fast forward a few decades and the Luton van has become one of the most popular commercial vehicle designs, and not without cause.

Owing to the van’s distinctive characteristics, such as its spacious cargo area, over-cab storage and tail-lift compatibility, the van has found itself a favourite of professionals across a wide range of industries. From home and office removal companies to furniture delivery and clearance services, the Luton van is popular due to its abundance of space and the ease with which it can be operated.

Is A Luton The Van For You?

If you’re unsure whether a Luton is the right van for you, there are a few things worth considering. Firstly, it is worth thinking about the intended use. For individuals seeking a lot of storage space, perfect for low-density box stacking as well as larger items such as furniture, white goods and home appliances, Lutons are ideal. What’s more, with more and more adventurous souls choosing a nomadic style of living, Lutons campervan conversions are becoming increasingly popular.

However, if you’re looking for a smaller, more compact van that is suited for little trips, tight city navigation and day-to-day use, you may want to explore other options such as a small panel or electric van.

That said, Lutons are great, and you’ll soon understand why. In no particular order, here are 5 of our favourites.

Ford Transit Luton

We thought we’d kick things off with a twist on one of the most popular vans around, the Transit from Ford. Having first hit the road back in 1965, the Transit range has sold over 8 million units worldwide. It is safe to say that this Luton Van doesn’t let the Transit name down.

The 2022 Ford Transit Luton boasts a 2.0-litre eco blue engine, capable of delivering 130bhp; that’s plenty for transporting a heavy load. What’s more, the Transit Luton is more fuel efficient and eco-friendly than previous models, meeting the Euro 6 emission standards and averaging around 40mpg on paper! That’s better fuel efficiency than most competitors.

This Luton van has a total payload capacity of 1,016kg, offering the potential for the transportation of heavier goods, as well as large quantities of lower-density stock. The van’s box is accessible via a rear roller shutter door with a tail-lift for easy loading and unloading. Here at Van Sales UK, we are pleased to offer customers a range of Ford Transit deals.

Volkswagen Crafter Luton

Next on our list is another van with a range of amazing features. The Volkswagen Crafter Luton features everything you’d expect, including a payload of 1000kg, a spacious cargo area and the option for a tail-lift, capable of holding 500kg.

Below the bonnet is a powerful 2.0 TDI engine, pushing 140bhp. This is a clear upgrade on Volkwagen’s previous Crafter model, and it really shows. The Crafter Luton has a maximum fuel efficiency rating of 38.2mpg on paper.

If the above isn’t convincing enough, the Crafter’s interior will definitely win you over. The cab is one of the most impressive we’ve seen in a large van. With an ergonomic design, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable seating, what’s not to love?

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Luton

It’s hard to follow a van as impressive as the Crafter, but the Sprinter Luton conversion from Mercedes-Benz is a strong competitor. Not only does the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Luton offer a wealth of practical features, but it’s stylish too.

To put it simply, this Luton van provides control and practicality. A 2.0-litre diesel engine, manual transmission and modernised cab interior make for a smooth and comfortable driving experience whilst the sizeable loadspace and platform tail-lift make this an incredibly versatile vehicle.

In addition to all of the above, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Luton is also available with a 500kg platform tail lift. This van has an equal payload to the Volkswagen Crafter, coming in at a reasonable 1000kg.

Citroen Relay Luton

The penultimate van on our list is the Citroen Relay Luton. Boasting a 2.2-litre blue HDI engine, capable of delivering 140ps of power, this van has no problem transporting full loads, manoeuvring easily and making hills a breeze. With a payload of between 979kg to 1147kg depending on the exact model you choose, this van strikes a perfect balance between comfort and practicality.

Moreover, the cab itself features a range of well-thought-out and pragmatic details such as electrically adjustable door mirrors, electric windows, air conditioning and convenient mobile phone storage with 12v charging ports.

Fiat Ducato Luton

Last on our list is the Fiat Ducato Luton, a van that we just couldn’t ignore. The Fiat Ducato is a favourite of ours for many reasons. Not only is it an incredibly versatile vehicle, with a comfortable cab design, spacious loading area and traditional overhead Luton storage, but it also features a powerful 2.3-litre engine.

Moreover, the Ducato Luton’s low load threshold makes loading and unloading via the rear doors easier than ever.

Your Luton, Your Way At Van Sales UK

Here at Van Sales UK, we’re proud suppliers of a wide selection of Luton vans, from a range of manufacturers. If you’re looking for a road-ready van, perfect for removals, deliveries and goods transport, a Luton is ideal. With an abundance of storage options and in-cab comfort features, Lutons really are the best of both worlds.

What’s more, we offer customers a variety of finance options, so you’re sure to find a payment plan that suits your needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and find the perfect Luton van. We’re here to answer any questions you may have!

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