A medium van with a short wheel base brings the best of both worlds for many businesses. They offer plenty of flexibility and load carrying ability, but have a compact style that’s easy to manoeuvre and can fit into a parking space. With numerous payload, height and load length versions, there's usually a model to suit the majority of trades.
Medium vans are generally side-loading vehicles with rear-loading capabilities, popular with joiners, plumbers, builders and other manual workers who tend to carry larger items. They are able too carry two people in the front, along with the driver and tend to have more standard features such as infotainment, electric windows, sat nav and other technology.
An example of a medium van is the Vauxhall Vivaro which arrived into UK showrooms last year,. Better than ever, the Vivaro has a payload of up to 1,458kg as well as its improved comfort, a wide selection of equipment grades and modern turbo-diesel engines to ensure better fuel consumption.
Typical Load Space Dimensions: Length: 2.4 metres. Width: 1.7 metres. Height: 1.4 - 1.65 metres
Typical Payload: 900 - 1200kg
Typical Fuel Consumption: 30 - 40MPG