Big panel vans are an integral tool to movers as they allow them to transport quickly, safely and efficiently large quantities of goods from one place to another. However, the light commercial vehicle sector of the automotive industry is one of the broadest, which is why it is hard to know which vans are great and which are unreliable.
The Volkswagen Crafter is currently credited to be the best light commercial vehicle in the world. The van is praised for its high quality built and excellent ride comfort. It is also acclaimed for its advanced safety features, which protect both the driver and the hauled cargo. The Crafter was released in 2006 and can be found in several body style that range in size. In 2017, Volkswagen scheduled the release of the e-Crafter, which is an all-electric variation of the vehicle. The smaller versions of the van can transport payloads that range from 1.5 to 3 tonnes while the larger models of the Crafter have a maximum carrying capacity that spans from 3.500 to 5.300 kilogrammes.
This van is arguably the most iconic light commercial vehicle in automotive history. The first generation of the Transit was launched during the mid-1960s, and since then it has become one of the finest and best-selling vans in the world. The currently generation of the Ford Transit was introduced in 2013 and can be found in various sizes and body styles. The vehicle can be fitted with a wide variety of engines and is generally equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the units that are manufactured for the North American and Chinese markets are respectively fitted with 6-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions.
Introduced in 1980, the Renault Master is also known as the Vauxhall Movano in the United Kingdom. The third generation of this upper-medium size van has launched in 2011, and is fitted with a 2.299 cc M9T I4 engine. The vehicle can be found with two types of transmissions: 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The Master has a maximum carrying capacity of 4.5 tonnes, which makes it the ideal van for intra-city deliveries as it can easily navigate through narrow streets while still carrying large quantities. You can easily rent this particular vehicle or the other vans from our list by contacting Titan Man and Van and benefiting from their amazing van hire services in in London.
Manufactured by Daimler AG, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been on the automotive market since 1995. The vans second generation, which is the last incarnation of the vehicle, was introduced in 2006 and was the subject of a mechanical, performance and exterior upgrade in 2013. The Sprinter is assembled in numerous production facilities throughout the world such as:
- Düsseldorf, Germany
- Tiaret, Algeria
- Elbahouse, Jordan
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Tehran, Iran
- Tai`an, China
- Juiz de Fora, Brazil
- Ladson, United States of America
Along with the above-mentioned Crafter, the vehicle is considered to be the best of the its type. The van can be fitted with three types of engines and gearboxes.