Vans and pick-up truck sales have reached their highest ever level according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Mercedes Benz X Class

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its brand new mid-sized pick-up, and will join the highly competitive sector with a range-topping V6 engine.

Volkswagen has opened the doors to its brand new Crafter van production facility.

Costing an eye-watering €800m the plant at Wrzesnia near Posnan in Poland will produce up to 100,000 units per year, on its 2.2km2 site. Covering 300 football fields, the facility took just 23 months to construct.

Mercedes-Benz is to unveil its brand new pick-up truck at an event later on today in Stockholm.

Volkswagen Crafter 2017

The all-new Volkswagen Crafter has been crowned the International Van of the Year 2017, by a jury of 24 journalists from leading commercial vehicle magazines across Europe.

Renault showed their Alaskan pick-up truck for the first time since the global launch of the truck in Columbia in July.

Having already revealed the all-new second generation of Volkswagen Crafter ahead of the show, VW unveiled an all electric concept of their new van. 

Nissan revealed a concept based on the Navara pick-up truck at the IAA, choosing to combine the all-terrain abilities of their latest 4x4 off-roader with the electric know-how of their eNV200 electric van.

Fiat is to bring the Ram pick-up brand to Europe, making the iconic American truck part of its official range alongside the recently introduced Fiat Fullback.

Hyundai says it isn’t aiming to be the top selling commercial vehicle brand, instead wants to be “the most loved brand with the most reliable products”.

Transit Custom and the larger Transit models will now be available with an automatic 6-speed transmission.

Russia manufacturer Gaz have ambitions to bring their range of commercial vehicles to Eastern Europe but will for the time being settle for trying to achieve European emissions standards.

Volkswagen officially revealed the new Crafter last week. See the new van in the metal with our gallery from the launch.

Five vans have made the shortlist for the International Van of the Year award 2017, with big names like Ford and Volkswagen amongst the contenders.

Two new Truckman hardtops have been launched for the Volkswagen Amarok pick-up.

The new Euro-6 Fiat Fiorino van will cost just £11,315, after pricing and specification for the company’s littlest van was revealed.

Mercedes-Benz has launched a special edition Sprinter for retail customers following the success of the Sprinter 20th Anniversary edition last year.

Demand for light commercial vehicles dipped slightly in July with the market down 0.2%.

The Nissan Navara pick-up truck has been upgraded with a new range of Euro 6 engines.

MAN has released the first pictures of its new panel van and confirmed spring time orders for the new van. The MAN TGE will be based on the Volkswagen Crafter, details of which were first made public two weeks ago, and built at Volkswagen’s brand new plant in Poland in time for summer deliveries.