Best new vans 2019: models coming soon

Two new versions of the iconic Transit, electric vans, and vans that are SUVs too. The best new vans of 2019 are coming soon

Murray Scullion
Jan 10, 2019

2019 is teeing up to be a significant year in the van world, as the industry turns green. The electric revolution is well underway in the car market, and it looks as though it’s heading that way for vans too.

Emissions standards changing the way people buy cars are also changing the van marketplace. Diesel vans that don't meet Euro 6 emissions standards will have to pay a £12.50 daily charge to enter the ULEZ zone in London from next year.

From 2020, other towns and cities around the UK are set to follow suit too.

Besides emissions, electric power goes hand in hand with what the modern van driver wants. After all, going electric brings with it a sleuth of other benefits. The major one is cost. Charging a car or van wildly depends on where/how you do it, but it can cost less than £4 for a full-charge from a wall-charger at non-peak hours. This is perfect for the delivery-driver market, many of whom are self-employed.

And while there are some electric vans roaming the streets of Britain today, there’s a boatload more coming. The most notable new van for 2019 is from Ford- its iconic Transit will get the full plug-in-hybrid treatment.


Best new vans 2019

Ford Transit Custom PHEV

On sale Autumn 2019
Cost Unknown

The Ford Transit Custom PHEV will be the first plug-in-hybrid van on the market, a befitting feather in the cap for Ford, who brought vans to the mainstream with the original Transit.

It’s aimed at drivers who can drive short distances on battery only, but also need a combustion engine for longer journeys. Ford reckons it'll get around 30 miles of battery-only power, with a payload rated for more than 1000kg.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Vauxhall Vivaro

On sale 2019

Cost Unknown

Although the new Vivaro van hasn’t got an official release date yet, the Vivaro Life (pictured), an MPV based on the van, has just gone on sale.

It previews what the van will look like, and reveals that the all-new van will be built in Luton and will share oily bits with with the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Vauxhall Vivaro

Ford Transit

On sale Mid 2019
Cost Unknown

If the Transit Custom PHEV is a revolution for the van market, this updated Ford Transit is much more of an evolution.

Ford reckons its changed 4,000 parts from the outgoing model, and it will receive a new nose that gives it a fresher look too.There are also new engines, plus a new mild-hybrid system.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Ford Transit

Mercedes eVito

On sale 2019
Cost (estimated) £35,000

This is Mercedes’ first all-electric van, which will be released before the eSprinter below. Although fundamentally different from the regular Vito because it’s electrically powered, it’s a very similar prospect in terms of usefulness.

Expect a minimum of 60 miles between charges too.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Mercedes eVito

Citroen Berlingo

On sale Early 2019
Cost From £15,825

The Citroen Berlingo MPV people-carrier is already out, and generally, it’s pretty competent. A van with windows always works best as a van though, therefore the Berlingo van should be a good’un.

It’s nearly identical to the Vauxhall Combo and Peugeot Partner, with the main differences being in the way it looks. If you’re keen on the exterior, you might like the interior too.

There’s plenty of tech too, such as a warning that the loading bay is overweight, while a rear-facing camera replaces with rear-view mirror too. It's so good that it's already won the 'International Van of the Year 2019" award.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Citroen Berlingo

Iveco Daily

On sale Early 2019
Cost Unknown

Iveco is known for its HGVs, but it’s been making this version (pictured) of the daily since 2014.

There aren’t many details out about the new one yet, but expect it to be more of a facelift than an out-and-out new model.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Iveco Daily

Mercedes Benz e-Sprinter

On sale End of 2019
Cost (estimated) £50,000

This latest Sprinter (out now) was designed with electricity in mind, and we should see an all-electric version in 2019. It's a big statement to make from Mercedes, considering that the Sprinter was the fourth best-selling LCV of 2018 in the UK.

There’s an option of three or four batteries, which will give it a range of 71 or 93 miles between charges.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Mercedes eSprinter

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial

On sale Early 2019
Cost (estimated) £30,000

Commercial vehicles are big business, and four-wheel-drives turned vans are growing in popularity. Land Rover has a commercial Discovery, and Toyota has a commercial Land Cruiser too.

Mitsubishi itself also offers the Shogun and Outlander, which are based on SUVs. The Shogun Sport is based on the L200 pick up, so this commercial version is a bit like a pick-up with a proper roof.
Ask about reserving a 2019 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commerical


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