Having a reliable, robust and well-designed commercial vehicle is vital for many small business owners. Vans and other commercial vehicles are a significant investment for small businesses, so they must be worth the outlay. Here are First Link Auto’s top 5 commercial vehicle picks, all of which we stock parts for…
The Citroen Berlingo, as commercial vehicles go, is very light. This nippy vehicle comes in two models; L1 and L2. Although the L1 and L2 are defend lengths (4,380mm and 4,628mm respectively), they share the same height (1,842mm) and the same wheelbase.
The vehicle is manufactured with either a 1.6 litre petrol engine with 97bhp, or a 1.6 litre common-rail diesel engine, which can come with either 90bhp or 75bhp. The manufacture of the vehicle can be further tailored to your needs, with option to add up to five passenger seats and added bodywork options. All Berlingos are also equipped with Trafficmaster, Trackerstar vehicle tracking, Smartnav navigation and safety camera alerts.
The Vauxhall Vivario is often favoured due to its excellent fuel economy, its robustness and its practicality. This vehicle is also one that can be easily modified to the needs of the customer. It comes with two height options, two wheelbase options, can be configured as either a platform cab or combi version (meaning that there is space for up to eight passenger seats) and comes with one of four 1.6 litre power options (between 90bhp and 120bhp).
Features include a six-speed manual gearbox, heated door mirrors and near sliding-access to load space.
The Transporter is a popular choice for customers building a fleet. The Transporter looks smart and modern as well as being easy to handle. A sleek, user-friendly option.
Once again, there are many build options. There are three height options, tow length options, and 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine comes with five power options (83bhp – 138bhp)
This vehicle has been popular for many years; this is mainly due to the fact that is perhaps the most reliable and easy to handle ‘large van’ on the market. It is ideal for those businesses that are looking to acquire one or two vehicles that will cater to all of their potential needs.
It is also widely purchased because of its adaptability. It comes with a range of body styles and power-train options, meaning that it can be as well suited to cargo as to passenger transport (seating up to 12).
Safety features include line departure warning, crosswind stabilisation and collision prevention.
The Ford Transit is, by some, regarded as the blueprint of the classic commercial vehicle. It is popular for both commercial and domestic use, and is very adaptable. It can haul both cargo and people, and is available with up to 15 seats. It is available in three body lengths and heights.
Features also include LED interior lighting and 270-degree rear-door opening. Each model also boasts a six-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive.