What is a new conversion van?
A conversion van is a van where the cargo space behind the driver cab is often much larger than a standard Luton van. It has specific customisations such as a curtainside to allow for greater loading capacity among other things
Conversion vans are suitable for a wide range of businesses thanks to the range of options available. You can create your own mobile workspace to take with you wherever you go and keep all your tools and essentials handy.
What are the benefits of a new conversion van?
Conversion vans bring you and your business several benefits, including:
- Greater flexibility over the design of the cargo space
- A customised layout according to your individual needs
- Opportunity for branding and advertising your business
- Suitable for a wide range of businesses and industries
- Helps you maximise your interior space and stay organised on-the-go
Features of a new conversion van
Cargo van conversions can be fitted with various van racking features to create storage and free up floor space inside your van. These may include:
- 1. Shelves
- 2. Drawers
- 3. Storage compartments
- 4. Roof racks or rails
Conversion vans may have other utility features fitted such as a beacon, tow bar, Chapter 8 chevrons, hand wash units and night heaters. The features in a conversion van will depend largely on your individual needs and the business you operate. If necessary, they can even be supplied as just the cab and chassis.
At Vansdirect, our partnership with ProtectAVan for security and van racking allows us to fit whatever it is you need in your new conversion van. Whether it's the latest top-of-the-range security or custom-built racking systems and kit-outs.
Enquire today and a member of our expert team will be happy to talk you through the process and find the right options for you.
What businesses is a conversion van suitable for?
Thanks to their flexibility and adaptability, conversion vans are suitable for a number of businesses. This could be anything from couriers and delivery drivers to mobile food vendors and suppliers.
Conversion vans are a great choice for manufacturing and logistics companies. They offer a much larger cargo and loading space making them extremely versatile.
If you need ease of access when loading your van, conversions with curtainsides are ideal. The entire side of the load space can be opened to help load multiple pallets or extra-large items. This is particularly useful if you transport items that may not fit in a standard panel or Luton van.
Are new conversion vans fuel efficient?
Modern conversion vans are more fuel efficient thanks to improved technology. At Vansdirect, our top models like the Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer Curtainside vans offer up to 21 miles per gallon.
There are a few things you can do to maximise your fuel efficiency, such as:
- Keeping your tyres correctly inflated
- Making sure the engine filter is clean
- Ensuring spark plugs are correct and in working order
- Make sure your torque converter is locked
- Check engine oil and transmission fluid levels are topped up correctly
- Try not to idle when stopping your van
- Use cruise control for motorway and highway driving
- Only carry what you need to
How much does it cost to lease a new conversion van?
The costs for commercial van leases will depend on the type of van. At Vansdirect, you'll find a range of conversion vans like the Citroen Relay, Peugeot Boxer, Vauxhall Vivaro, and Vauxhall Movano.
We already offer these at competitive prices, though with our flexible van finance options including van leasing and contract hire you can spread the costs even further. Looking for something specific? Get in touch with our friendly team and we'll be happy to help.
Why should I lease a conversion van with Vansdirect?
Whether you're a sole trader, partner or fleet owner, you'll be well taken care of at Vansdirect. Not only will you find the perfect new conversion van, but you'll also be able to take advantage of some fantastic benefits:
Learn more about why you should get your new van from Vansdirect.