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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Van of the Year Awards 2016

voty-generic-greenWelcome to the VansA2Z Van of the Year 2016 Awards and as usual the editorial chaps have put their collective heads together to come up with the definitive list of the best light commercials on sale in the UK in a selection of categories. The sheer diversity of the market demands that we have to split it up and in each case there’s a winner and a highly commended. The highest accolade we bestow, the overall Van of the Year 2016 trophy, is awarded to one of the main category winners.

We say this every time, but the job of deciding who wins what just becomes more difficult as the years roll by; vans are no longer simply boxes on wheels. They are sophisticated pieces of machinery employing technologies filtered through from passenger cars and trucks, especially where active safety systems are concerned, and with refinement levels unheard of even five or six years ago.

VansA2Z VOTY 2016 WinnersFuel-efficiency and engine refinement have become bye-words in the van industry and the engineers have to be congratulated on their achievements. Euro 6, which kicks-in officially at the beginning of September, brings with it new challenges, but from the compliant diesels we have tried so far the manufacturers have exceeded all expectations. All that remains is to educate van operators — owners, SME and fleet — and the drivers in the use of AdBlue, but we don’t see this being much of a problem. We reckon it will simply become as natural as checking and topping-up the engine oil and washer bottle.

Welcome to the VansA2Z Van of the Year 2015 Awards and as usual the editorial chaps have put their collective heads together to come up with the definitive list of the best light commercials in a selection of categories. The sheer diversity of the market demands that we have to split it up and in each case there’s a winner and a highly commended. The highest accolade we bestow, the overall Van of the Year 2015 trophy, is awarded to one of the main category winners.

We say this every time, but the job of deciding who wins what just becomes more difficult as the years roll by; vans are no longer simply boxes on wheels. They are sophisticated pieces of machinery employing technologies filtered through from passenger cars and trucks, and with refinement levels unheard of even five years ago. - See more at: http://www.vansa2z.com/Van-of-the-Year-Awards-2015#sthash.cn1fJRhP.dpuf
Welcome to the VansA2Z Van of the Year 2015 Awards and as usual the editorial chaps have put their collective heads together to come up with the definitive list of the best light commercials in a selection of categories. The sheer diversity of the market demands that we have to split it up and in each case there’s a winner and a highly commended. The highest accolade we bestow, the overall Van of the Year 2015 trophy, is awarded to one of the main category winners.

We say this every time, but the job of deciding who wins what just becomes more difficult as the years roll by; vans are no longer simply boxes on wheels. They are sophisticated pieces of machinery employing technologies filtered through from passenger cars and trucks, and with refinement levels unheard of even five years ago. - See more at: http://www.vansa2z.com/Van-of-the-Year-Awards-2015#sthash.cn1fJRhP.dpufWelcome to the VansA2Z Van of the Year 2015 Awards and as usual the editorial chaps have put their collective heads together to come up with the definitive list of the best light commercials in a selection of categories. The sheer diversity of the market demands that we have to split it up and in each case there’s a winner and a highly commended. The highest accolade we bestow, the overall Van of the Year 2015 trophy, is awarded to one of the main category winners.

We say this every time, but the job of deciding who wins what just becomes more difficult as the years roll by; vans are no longer simply boxes on wheels. They are sophisticated pieces of machinery employing technologies filtered through from passenger cars and trucks, and with refinement levels unheard of even five years ago. - See more at: http://www.vansa2z.com/Van-of-the-Year-Awards-2015#sthash.cn1fJRhP.dpuf

The VansA2Z Van of the Year 2016 Awards industry lunch was held at Twickenham Stadium on 3 March.

Van of the Year 2016
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Small Panel Van & VOTY

Volkswagen's supremely capable Transporter has always impressed us and the latest sixth generation models are no exception…

ecoVan of the Year 2016
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - ecoVOTY

One of the most appealing aspects of e-NV200 is that it doesn’t feel like a van that has been converted to run on electricity…

Van of the Year 2016 – Categories
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Microvan

Hardly the height of sophistication, but Loadhopper has a very small footprint and can fit through gaps other vans can only dream of…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Small Van

Vans are becoming increasingly intelligent, a fact amply illustrated by some of the features boasted by Ford's stylish-looking Fiesta Van…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Light Van

If you are in search of a dependable, versatile high-cube van that's a cut above the rest, then look no further than the Fiat Doblò Cargo…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Large Panel Van

They say nothing succeeds like success and Ford's big Transit van has been enjoying plenty of that over the years…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Pick-up

By fitting independent rear suspension across the NP300 Navara double cab range Nissan has caught the attention of the competition…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Light Truck

Fuso Canter's adaptability and breadth and depth of the range are sound reasons for making Canter our Light Truck of the Year once again…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Minibus

Mercedes has covered just about every base when it comes to occupant safety in the superb Sprinter Traveliner minibus range…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - 4x4 CDV

Dacia Duster Commercial represents great value for money for operators requiring four-wheel drive and don’t need a huge amount of load space…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - 4x4 Panel Van

Sprinter 4x4 is the ideal solution for transporting up to six people, tools and equipment to isolated locations in complete safety…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - One-Stop Shop

Citroën has invested heavily in building up a stock of the most popular Relay-based standard dropside and tipper conversions…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Diesel ecoVan

Berlingo’s new Euro 6 BlueHDi engine has strong mid-range torque characteristics, which aid fuel economy and further improved the driving experience…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Editor's Choice

Volkswagen's semi-automatic DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) is one of the best transmissions ever to be installed in a light commercial…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Lease Provider

Once again LeasePlan has shown a robustness around its thinking and philosophies in bringing about continued innovation in the LCV leasing market…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Van Rental Company

Hertz UK Van Rental is no stranger to receiving awards and we are delighted to announce it as VansA2Z Best Daily Van Rental Company for 2016…

Van of the Year 2016 – Special Awards
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - Innovation

Nissan’s new NP300 Navara is a rugged one tonne 4x4 workhorse with an on-road ride that’s akin to that of a large SUV, thanks its new rear suspension system…
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Van of the Year Awards 2016 - LCV Hero

Founder and chairman of the Transit Owners Club, Peter is a modest and generous man, and is a more than worthy recipient of our LCV Hero award for 2106…

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