March 08, 2018

Business Van of the Year Awards 2018 – Winners revealed!

Vansdirect new vans

The winners of the fifth Business Van of the Year Awards have been revealed, with yours truly Vansdirect being very proud sponsors this year! Vansdirect meets all the winning new vans!

Here are this year’s award winners!


Best Small Delivery Van – Vauxhall Corsavan 1.3 CDTi 95ps ecoFLEX Start/Stop

This category was open to all new vans under 1.0-tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW), the Vauxhall Corsavan has scooped the award this year, retaining the award it also won in 2017.

At Vansdirect we have the Vauxhall Corsavan 1.3 CDTi 95ps ecoFLEX Start/Stop available from £155pm.


Best Small Trades Van – Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMT

This category was open to all new vans under 2.5-tonnes GVW, the Volkswagen Caddy has scooped the award this year, fighting off competition from the Renault Kangoo ZE and 2017 winner the Vauxhall Combo.

At Vansdirect we have the Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMT available from £155pm.


Best Large Trades Van – Citroen Dispatch 1.6 Blue Hdi M 115ps Enterprise S/S

& Peugeot Expert 1.6 Blue Hdi 115ps Professional S/S

This category was open to all new vans with a GVW between 2.5 and 3.0-tonnes. This year we had joint winners in the form of the almost identical Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans, fighting off competition from the Renault Trafic, Vauxhall Vivaro and last year’s winner the Volkswagen Transporter.

At Vansdirect we have the both the Citroen Dispatch 1.6 Blue Hdi M 120ps Enterprise S/S available from £229pm & the Peugeot Expert 1.6 Blue Hdi 115ps Professional S/S available from £169pm.


Best Heavy Van – Volkswagen Crafter CR30 L3 H3 TDI 102ps Startline

This category was open to all new vans under 3.5-tonnes GVW, the Volkswagen Crafter has scooped the award this year, fighting off competition from last year’s winner the Vauxhall Movano.

At Vansdirect we have the Volkswagen Crafter CR30 L3 H3 TDI 102ps Startline available from £225pm.


Best pick-up van – Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 204ps Highline BMT Auto

This category was open to all pick-up vans single or double cab with a towing capacity of 3.5-tonnes or under, the Volkswagen Amarok has taken the award this year seeing off competition from the Mitsubishi L200 and Fiat Fullback to retain the title it won last year.

At Vansdirect we have the Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI 204ps Highline BMT Auto available from £329pm.


Best green van – Renault Kangoo ZE 33 Business

This category was open to all new vans under 3.5-tonnes GVW that reduce their environmental impact on the road. The Renault Kangoo ZE saw off competition from the Volkswagen Transporter BMT to retain the title it won last year.

At Vansdirect we have the Renault Kangoo ZE 33 Business available from £255pm.


Best crew van – Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 SWB 2.0 TDI 102ps Highline BMT

This category was open to all new crew, combi and double cab vans up to 3.5-tonne GVW. The Volkswagen Transporter Kombi retained the award which it also won last year.

At Vansdirect we have the Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 SWB 2.0 TDI 102ps Highline BMT available from £259pm.


Overall winner – Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMT

After all of the above winners were collated, the overall winner was named, with the Volkswagen Caddy taking the top prize. It is the second year running where Volkswagen vans have taken the top award and cements a phenomenal awards ceremony for Volkswagen vans. Ralph Morton, Editorial Director of Business Vans commented on the award: “Trades looking for the smartest, most professional-looking small van for their sector need look no further. The Caddy is the epitome of professionalism, backed by a network that’s dedicated to the small business sector and running costs to make any van operator smile.”


Award winning new vans direct from and award winning new van retailer

Looking for a new van on finance? Look no further than the UK’s number one retailer of brand new vans, Vansdirect where the brand new 18-plate vans are here and ready to go! All of our new vans are available with flexible and cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase. To get your vans direct from an award winning retailer, call us on 0800 169 69 95 or enquire online and we’ll get back to you asap, we also offer cars!