Reliable, practical, and designed for everyday use, small vans are ideal for sole traders and small businesses. Small vans handle and feel like cars while offering extensive storage space. Plus, they have a small price tag to match their size, meaning you can put your hard earned money towards the things that matter most.
A small van, also known as a city van, is a compact panel van that is small enough to fit into tight spaces yet versatile enough to carry a heavy payload when required.
Despite their compact size, small vans offer a surprisingly large load space, with typical load dimensions of 1.7 meters (length), 1.5 metres (width) and 1.2 metres (height), making them perfect for businesses who operate in the city, such as DJs, florists, photographers, couriers, painter and decorators and electricians.
Unsure if a small van is right for you? Find out more about their average size, weight and fuel consumption in our Understanding Van Size and Dimensions guide.
Thanks to our relationship with vehicle manufacturers across the country, we can offer business lease deals on a wide range of small vans at excellent prices. Current small vans available to lease with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts include the Citroen Berlingo, the Peugeot Partner, the Renault Kangoo and the Ford Transit Connect to name but a few.
Delivery lead times vary depending on the manufacturer and model. Where possible, we will always provide an estimated lead time prior to order.
Small vans marked as “in stock” are usually available for delivery within four to six weeks. If you are looking for a small van with quick delivery, check out our Van Fast Lease offers.
Lead times for factory orders vary but can be anywhere from two weeks to six months. You can read more in our Understanding Delivery Lead Times guide.
Unfortunately not as your initial rental forms part of the lease agreement. You may be able to take advantage of a low initial rental deal, usually equivalent to one month upfront, however it is worth bearing in mind that paying a larger initial rental will reduce your monthly payments.
View our latest van lease deals for vehicles available with a low initial rental.
Yes. Personal leasing is an alternative funding solution for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies who have been trading for less than two years or who have previously been denied vehicle finance. With a personal lease agreement, the private individual taking out the lease agreement is approved for finance, rather than the company or business.
You can read more in our Personal Van Leasing guide.