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New van registrations increased by 22% in April 2015, reflecting confidence in the business sector.

Results published by the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders shows a 12th consecutive month of growth. That’s an impressive figure of 343,851 vans registered so far this year.

In the spirit of South Coast Vans launching this month we wanted to share with you our top 5 Economical vans of 2015. Choosing the right van is key to saving money for your business.


  1. Ford Transit Connect – 6TDCi 95 Econetic S/S

MPG: 67.3
This is the newest vehicle in our line up. Its vastly improved aerodynamic design, along with a 1.6-litre duratorq engine combined to produce a staggering 67.3mpg.


  1. Mercedes Benz Citan – 109Cdi BlueEfficiency

MPG: 65.7
The Mercedes-Benz Citan combines quality, usability and economy from its BlueEfficiency engine to give you a perfect package to go about your business.


  1. Fiat Doblo Cargo – 3mJet Ecojet

MPG: 64.2
One of the main focuses when designing the latest Doblo model was fuel economy. The new Ecojet engines reduce fuel consumption by low rolling-resistance tyres, an intelligent alternator and aerodynamic pack. It also saves 5.3mpg over the standard version with stop/start fitted.


  1. Citroen Berlingo – 6 e-HDi 90 EGT6 Airdream

MPG: 62.8
The Berlingo is available in a semi-automatic ETG6 transmission with fuel-saving Airdream technology. This will see your fuel economy increase by 5% compared to an equivalent model.

  1. Vauxhall Combo – 3CDTi 90 Ecoflex

MPG: 58.9
While the sister van, the Fiat Doblo, was facelifted for 2015 and received new Ecojet engines, Vauxhall decided to keep with the old design engines. As a result, the fuel economy falls short of its younger sibling but the small 1.3-litre still manages a respectable 58.9mpg.


With fuel saving technology continuing to evolve and a steady price at the pumps, our top 5 vans will stand you in good stead as an economical alternative for your business.


Please call South Coast Vans on 01243 510 650 for a quote.

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