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The UK’s Best Rental Vans of 2018

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2017 Ford Transit Custom

2017 Ford Transit Custom

People need rental vans for a variety of reasons; in fact, some prefer renting over purchasing. Whether you need a vehicle for your business or something a little bigger than your car to help you move to a new house, rental vans provide a little extra space and security that is always welcome. Here is a breakdown of some of the best rental vans available on the market in 2018.

Ford Transit Custom

Probably the most iconic and recognizable of vans and staple of handymen everywhere, the Ford Transit has remained one of the best vans available on the market for years.

The brand-new Transit Custom has better engines, a new cabin design and all the latest in Ford’s technologies. In today’s efficiency-driven climate, the new improved engines are extremely eco-friendly which is definitely a bonus. Ford is even rolling out electric models, which are already in use across London.

Ford has also included options for its Ford SYNC, their latest answer to hands-free technologies. Phone calls, texts, and music can all be controlled with your voice, allowing even the slowest journeys to pass by faster. They also have options around their Pre-Collision Assist technology; useful to anyone needing to operate in a highly populated area.

Volkswagen e-Crafter

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular, so it would only make sense that vans are following closely behind. The e-Crafter is the green, eco-brother of the popular VW Crafter van. Instead of the diesel engines often found in vans, you will find a 100kW electric motor capable of driving you and your cargo up to 99 miles before needing a recharge. Nowadays, with the rise of service station charging hotspots, there is no reason why this van cannot be driven further.

The e-Crafter is perfect for anyone who is looking for the perfect van to fit in with their lifestyle or green business ethos. In a world where people are becoming much more concerned about being environmentally friendly, we are sure it will become even more popular.

Mercedes Vito

The Mercedes Vito is one of the more expensive vans available on the market, but that doesn’t mean it is necessarily worse than its competitors. You need to pay for quality.  For years, it drifted behind other well-known makes but with a makeover in 2015, it’s incredibly well sought after and that’s why the Mercedes Vito Sport made a comeback.

The Vito is simply one of the best driving experiences available to those who need a van. It is one of the few vans that performs like a car, making it perfect for first-time van drivers, and it offers a range of different sizes as well as a choice between front-, rear-, and even four-wheel drive. No matter what you are used to driving, the Vito will help you make the transition between car and van so much more smoothly. As with the other cars on the list, keep an eye out for the eco-friendly electric model set to debut in 2019.

If you have the budget to afford the Vito, it is well-worth a closer look.

Vauxhall Combo

The Vauxhall Combo is another great option for any van owners looking for a high level of brand new technologies in their vans. The shining star of the Combo’s technologies is its overload sensor. To avoid accidentally overloading the van and unintentionally breaking the law, Vauxhall has included a series of LEDs to inform you when you are reaching the van’s limit. At 80 percent capacity, a white LED will switch on, and if you exceed capacity, an orange warning light will switch on. This feature is available in both the cabin and the loading area.

The Combo also hosts parking sensors and new Emergency Braking technologies, making it the perfect option for the safety-conscious driver who wants to stay within the law. Due to hit the market in 2019, it is bound to be a firm favourite amongst business owners and private individuals alike.

Whether you are going for style, eco-friendly attributes, or nifty gadgets, you’ll find something to fit the bill on this list.

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