The Best New Vans to Buy in 2019

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Next year is set to be an exciting year in the van world, with quite a number of vehicle launches expected for 2019. While there’s a boatload of notable new vans roaming the streets of Britain today, there’s a range of new light vehicles and alternative powertrains set to enter the market in 2019.

Here’s our selection of the five best vans to buy in 2019.

1. Ford Transit Custom PHEV

The Ford Transit Custom PHEV finishes near the top of our van rankings and for good reasons. It has a ton of commercial-friendly bells and whistles and a high-quality interior. Additionally, with a maximum gross payload exceeding 1,000kg, it can be tailored to any commercial need from hauling heavy loads to lugging up to 15 people.

This full-size van is the first plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) to be launched in the van market. It will go beyond 300 miles with about 30 miles available on battery power. The van will have three modes – EV Auto, EV Now and EV Later – that will enable the driver to control how the stored electrical energy stored is used.

2. Mercedes eVito

This is the first electrified cargo van in the Mercedes-Benz Vans line-up. It is the full-electric version of the Vito panel van. However, instead of diesel power, the eVito features an electric drive system.

The Mercedes eVito sports a 113bph electric motor connected to a 41kWh battery to give it an electric range of 93 miles (150km). The motor has an output of 85kW with torque up to 300 Nm. In addition to this, the van has a cargo volume of up to 6.6 m3 and a payload of up to 1,073kg.

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3. Vauxhall Vivaro

The Vauxhall Vivaro is a British-built van that competes in the medium van sector – one of the most hotly contested segments in the UK. Since the Vivaro is built in Luton, it is sturdy and can withstand anything thrown at it and in it. It features a 1.6 CDTi unit which has a lower displacement but offers more torque and horsepower while offering significantly lower CO2 emissions.

This model is straightforward and will be familiar to anyone who has ever owned a popular Vauxhall van. It is available in two lengths, two heights, and three basic body styles – Combi bus, Double Cab and Panel Van.

Fleet operators may consider hiring any of these variants first to find the best fit for their business before purchasing. IntelligentVanLeasing.com offers flexible leases allowing you to hire a van for as long as you’d like.

4. Citroen Berlingo

Citroen Berlingo is a smart buy for cost-conscious families who are looking for practicality, exceptional space, and simplicity in use. The van has a boatload of useful feature including multiple storage compartments with a multifunctional roof and exceptional modularity with fold-down rear seatbacks.

The new Citroen Berlingo comes in two lengths – the standard size M which measures 4.40m long and can carry five people and the new XL size which is 4.75m long and can seat up to seven people. Additionally, the van boasts a load volume of up to 4,000 litres.

5. Iveco Daily

The 2019 Iveco Daily ranks near the bottom of the van class. Having gone around five years without a redesign, this van struggles to keep up with the convenience, comfort, and technology of its rivals. There aren’t many details about this new model but drivers can expect changes to be largely cosmetic.

There are lots of vans set to enter the market in 2019. But these five vans are perfect for moving people and their stuff around.

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