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Car Derived Van

This is a small, highly flexible van normally built on the floor plan of a passenger car. Car-derived vans mix all the drivability and agility of a car with the pragmatic capability of a van, hence their popularity – especially for getting around busy cities. Usually, the interior has been converted with the rear seats removed and no side windows (or made opaque) to create a van-like feel. They’re designed to weigh no more than 2 tonnes when loaded so they’re often used for light deliveries or by self-employed trades who don’t need to carry too much weight. Popular used examples include the Ford Fiesta Van, Vauxhall Corsa Van (now discontinued), Fiat Doblo and the Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial which won best car-derived van at Van Fleet World’s 2018 Van Awards. Plus the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Toyota Proace City and Vauxhall Combo all built on the same platform – and all sharing the What Car 2021 Best Small Van for Practicality Award.

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