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.

Mercedes has already announced its plans to enter the hotly contested pick-up market, but these are the first pictures of the manufacturer’s new 1 tonne truck out in the wild.

The next generation of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been spied during hot weather testing in Spain, wearing heavy camouflage around its front end suggesting a significant revision to the grille.

Volkswagen Crafter 2017

The Volkswagen Crafter will be a direct rival to the Ford Transit’s mighty range when it is launched next year, after the German manufacturer officially revealed the specification for its new in-house built van.

Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen (VW) has published the first official images of its new Crafter, which is set to be unveiled at the IAA Hannover motor show in September.

Renault Alaskan

Renault has launched its first ever one-tonne pick-up truck, opting to keep the Renault Alaskan name used on the concept vehicle

European Union

The European Commission (EC) intends to tighten the rules for van operators and bring them into line with the regulations that govern the HGV industry.

Pukka Insure has been launched to provide an alternative for van drivers struggling to secure insurance.

Ssangyong Korando Sports DMZ

SsangYong is becoming more sophisticated as a brand according to UK marketing director Steve Gray.

Building the Toyota Proace is a huge responsibility, according to PSA Group head of LCV product David MacQueen. 

Peugeot Expert

Peugeot expects its all-new Expert van, premiered at the CV Show, will become a major player in the mid-sized van segment and are aiming for an ambitious 17% market share.

This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show is all about vans, not trucks.

Ssangyong has updated its Rexton 4x4 van with a new Euro-6 engine, offering more power and torque and reduced CO2 emissions.

Ford Euro-6 engines

Ford reveals new EcoBlue engines for Transit and Transit Custom