Industry experts say that for drivers looking for a cost-effective choice for their next light van should consider all the possibilities and not just the most common ones.
The cost of doing business in the UK is on the rise, and for those of us in business for ourselves and in need of a delivery vehicle such as a van, it’s important to control costs as much as possible in order to facilitate business growth. If you’ve got to move product from a distributor or supplier to a customer, it’s important to have a reliable vehicle that won’t break the bank when it comes to the petrol pump or the annual insurance.
Most commercial van customers will think immediately of the Mercedes Vito, Volkswagen Transporter, and Ford Transit when it comes to a medium-sized vehicle for their business needs. However, you would be remiss in looking at less-popular vehicle choices from manufacturers such as Renault, Vauxhall, and Nissan.
The Nissan Primastar, for example, is a highly affordable vehicle, first emerging on the scene in 2001 to little fanfare, but with an impressive fuel efficiency of 37 to 41 miles per gallon, the low purchase price of the vehicle in combination with the high mileage could lead to cost savings that could be better spent on commercial van insurance to provide cover against any eventuality on the road. Insuring the vehicle will be less expensive overall as well, as it lies within the 4T car insurance group, and maintenance intervals are a relatively lengthy 18,000 miles.