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Urban Vs Country: What Van Is Best For Me?

July 3rd, 2023

Tasked with selecting your new family transport option or work van? The number of options available on the market at any one time can certainly be overwhelming. With new releases popping up each year, and remodelled versions of existing favourites regularly appearing, the best way to maintain focus on your transport of choice is often to consider context and setting. Within this handy guide from Van Sales UK, we’ll take you through the distinct differences between comfy country transport and those vans made for a cushy drive in the big city – with a special mention for innovative electric options.

The Best Of Both Worlds?

In an ideal world, a singular van could include everything you need under one sturdy roof, and this isn’t easy with so many users to account for. Whereas some tradespeople are likely to require a large payload for varied materials and bulky items, vans with an abundance of premium space in the cab are favoured by others, especially forgiving for those long days at the wheel. With leading van manufacturers including the likes of Ford, Mercedes and Maxus all striving to find that ideal balance, why not browse our complete selection of domestic and commercial vehicles? Accompanying reviews provide further insight for those focused on fleet management.

Country Comfort

Accounting for the long stretches of road you’ll likely come across driving in the country, vans fit for long haul delivery drivers or family road trips into the famous English countryside will need several strings to their bow. The Volkswagen Transporter, and Mercedes Sprinter are two of our notable picks, and are unsurprisingly among the most popular vans in The United Kingdom. Both available in distinct styles and with optional body types to suit the task, powerful engines and off-road performance make both of these vans a worthwhile investment for trips in the great outdoors.

Urban Convenience

Expect tight roads and narrow corners when you’re navigating around the city, therefore any van acquisition should be on the less-bulky side, able to nimbly move from street to street. Smaller and not dissimilar to cars in appearance, the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo and Toyota Proace City are all small vans, noted for their performance in urban areas. There are some fantastic vans to choose from in today’s city van sector, with capable payloads pairing robust exteriors and in-cab tech.

Going Electric

Typically cheaper to run than their diesel alternatives, electric low emission vans are an increasingly common sight on the road in 2023. Not only is the cost per mile lower than regular manual vans, there are fewer moving parts, reducing maintenance costs. Electric vans also produce no CO2 emissions, meaning that their widespread adoption by road-users has the potential to dramatically improve air quality. Including the Renault Kangoo ZE and Vauxhall Vivaro Electric, our selection of vans is unrivalled.

At Van Sales UK, we are immensely proud to offer the best new van deals on the latest and greatest models. Whether you are looking to purchase a brand new vehicle, or lease for a set period of time, we won’t be beaten on price or customer service. All of our specialist vans sales include full manufacturer warranty and roadside assistance, while we include free UK delivery for customers. Any queries? Contact the team!


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