Let’s talk vans – All there is to know

Ford Transit insurance group

You’ve had the latest news on all things car, so let’s go through the low down of all things van. The latest releases, popular models and rumours from the leading manufacturers.

The Ford Transit Courier 

Ford Transit insurance groupUndoubtable the Ford Transit range is one of the most popular choices in the UK for both commercial and domestic usage. This reliable little run around is not only the handyman’s choice, it is also one of the most popular models for social and domestic use.

For those who choose their vehicle for practicality over style, the transit van is the perfect fit. With the Ford Transit falling into the 5 to 9 insurance group, it is cheaper to insure than many modern cars. If you’re thinking of trading in your saloon car for this reliable transit, get your private van insurance quote here.

The Vauxhall Astravan

Astra van insurance groupThis sporty little run around has been the sole trader’s choice for many years but it’s time to move over as the Corsavan is making an entrance.

The hybrid car and van offers practicality and style for the everyday user. Offering a 1.7CDTi 16v diesel engine with a CO2 efficient ecoFLEX unit as an additional option, not only is this van fuel efficient, it is also low on carbon emissions. Click here for used and approved Astravans through Vauxhall.

The Renault Kangoo Vs. The Renault Trafic

Renault Trafic Renault Kangoo
Age 1981 – Present 1997 – Present
Quantity Sold 1.7 million 3.9 million

Renault van insuranceAlthough the Trafic has been around for 16 years longer; the Kangoo has outsold the original by a whopping 2.2 million in the last 20 years.

They are two completely different vans, with one being a much larger transit style and the other being a slightly smaller MPV style. If you were to choose between these two vans for a specific purpose, the size would be a big contributor. Another big contributor would be the price; a brand new Kangoo starts from £14, 875 where as a brand new Trafic starts from £28, 683, both of which are quite an investment.

If you’re looking for a van but will be using it so social use such as hobbies, we would highly recommend the Renault Kangoo, not only is it similar to a car in size, there are also models available that fall into insurance group 6 which is a relatively low bracket for a van.

To see more comparisons between the two models as well as other models on offer through Renault, follow this link.

Will Hopstetter
Will is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United Kingdom. He holds a diverse background in automotive and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.