For this week’s Top 3, Diesel Car looks at diminutive vans as we pick out our top three light commercial vehicles.
How can you not like a van with a name like that? Peugeot’s got a great range of vans at the moment from the Bipper through to the Boxer. The baby Bipper is good looking and easy to drive and boasts some clever features, like a passenger seat that folds up to allow for bigger loads. The Bipper not only has a great name, it’s diminutive diesel makes it surprisingly good fun to drive – keep it wound up and on song and you’ll be having great fun as you dash from A to B.
Renault Kangoo ZE
The Kangoo ZE took a well-established van and cleverly adapted it for the zero-emission market. It retains the loadspace of more conventionally powered versions while its range is perfect for the urban sprawl. It costs pennies to run, has stacks of load space and boasts almost unbeatable green credentials. For those reasons and more, the Kangoo ZE deserves a place in our top three.
Ford Fiesta Van
The Ford Fiesta is one of Britain’s best-loved cars and with good reason. It’s great looking, well equipped and great to drive. It’s those core credentials that make it an excellent basis for a light van. It’s frugal too, all diesel engines in the new Fiesta Van achieve sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and 76.4mpg* or better. The Fiesta ECOnetic Van features enhanced fuel-saving technologies to deliver best-in-class 87g/km and 85.6mpg, a feat that no other manufacturer in the class matches.