New vans coming soon – and recent launch round-up

  • All the latest info on the new vans going on sale soon
  • Coming highlights include T6.1 Transporter and all-new Kangoo
  • We round up all the recent van launches already on sale, too

Want to know what new van models are going on sale in the coming months - or even years? Looking to replace your existing van and wondering whether to hold out for an all-new model? Then you've come to the right place.

On this page you'll find info on the new vans coming soon, plus a recap of recently launched models, too - helping your business make the right buying decision.

All the vans listed here are powered by conventional petrol or diesel engines. We have a separate round-up dedicated to electric vans if you're looking for info on those.

Don't forget, you can also find new and used vans for sale on Parkers as well, as well as info about all the latest and upcoming pickups.

What new vans are coming soon?

With a lot of vans already updated for the latest Euro 6.2 emissions regulations, the most exciting new van that's still set to reach the UK in the not too distant future is the T6.1 Volkswagen Transporter, which is set to arrive in dealers in March 2020 - although the medium van segment is set to be shaken-up with a load of new electric vans soon, too.

New vans coming soon: VW Transporter T6.1 facelift, rear view

The small van segment will see a number of changes in the coming months, as Nissan brings in the new NV250 (really just a rebadged Renault Kangoo) and Toyota launches the Proace City (its version of the Berlingo-Combo-Partner family).

Look a little further into the future, though, and you'll find there's an all-new Volkswagen Caddy and an all-new Renault Kangoo on the horizon as well.

In large van world, there are updates and electric versions for a selection of old stagers - including the Boxer, Relay and Ducato - as well as in-coming engine upgrades for the Mercedes Sprinter.

The next all-new large van we're set to see is the 2020 LDV V80. We may not see properly new versions of the Vauxhall Movano (which will use the next large PSA Group van platform) or the Renault Master family until 2022.

Other new LCVs to look out for include a commercial vehicle version of the new 2020 Land Rover Defender.

What new vans have recently gone on sale?

The most significant all-new van launch of recent times is the Vauxhall Vivaro - with Vauxhall now part of the PSA Group, it's become part of the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert family, rather than a variant of the Renault Trafic. It is still built in Britain, though.

The PSA Group has also has the newest family of small vans on the market, with the Vauxhall Combo Cargo, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner making big waves in their segment.

2019 Vauxhall Vivaro

Elsewhere, there have been a lot of updates to existing models - some major, some minor.

In the major change camp is the Ford Transit, which received a big facelift with weight reduction and new technology as well as new engines; these engines are also seeing duty in the Transit Custom, which is has become the first van to be offered as a Plug-In Hybrid, too.

The Renault Master, Vauxhall Movano and Iveco Daily have also been properly facelifted in the large van segment, with less obvious changes for the likes of the Citroen Relay, Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato.

The Ford Transit Connect and Transit Courier have been noticeably warmed over, while the Fiesta Van is the only car-based van outside of the commerical 4x4 sector now on sale.

Meanwhile, the Renault Trafic family has new engines, as does the Mercedes-Benz Vito - though the biggest news from Mercedes recently continues to be the all-new Sprinter, introduced in 2018.

List of new vans coming soon

2019-2020 Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 facelift

VW Transporter T6.1 panel van - silver

 VW’s popular T6 Transporter has been upgraded to T6.1 status, and we've driven it already. But the first UK orders don't reach dealers until March 2020.

The exterior makeover increases cooling capacity for a revised selection of engines, while the interior is now much more car-like, and available with some very large digital screens and the latest VW infotainment system.

>> VW Transporter T6.1 facelift – full details

>> Read our full VW Transporter (including T6.1) review

2020 Toyota Proace City ‘car-derived van’ (CDV)

Toyota Proace City - new vans coming soon

Toyota officially revealed its new Proace City small van at the CV Show in 2019, but it won't go on sale in the UK until 2020. Based on the same platform as the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo Cargo, it's neatly styled and packed with technology.

Expect the same good driving experience and practicality as the others, boosted by a five-year warranty and a highly competitive list of standard equipment.

>> Toyoyta Proace City - all the official details

>> Read a Toyota van review

2019 Nissan NV250

Nissan NV250 small van - new vans coming soon

Nissan has re-nosed the Renault Kangoo to create this new NV250 small van - which replaces its quirky standalone NV200 model. The NV250 comes in more variants, including some conversion options, and has a higher payload. Good news.

However, it's also based on the oldest small van on the market, and we're expecting a more thorough update in 2020 when a newer Kangoo arrives. The e-NV200 electric van carries on as before.

>> Nissan reveals new NV250 small van

>> Nissan e-NV200 electric van review

2020 LDV V80 (SV63)

LDV V80 (pre-2019), silver, front view, Union Jack livery

LDV is planning the launch of an all-new V80 large van (existing model pictured), which is expected to go into production in late 2019, which means it should reach the UK in early 2020.

This will not only have a powerful new 214hp twin-turbo diesel engine, but promises both front- and rear-wheel drive variants and a GVW up to 5.0 tonnes.

A worthy alternative to the latest Sprinter and Crafter? Time will tell.

>> Read the full LDV V80 review (current model)

2020 Renault Kangoo (and Nissan NV250)

Renault Kangoo ZE Concept - previews 2020 Renault Kangoo

Not a huge amount is officially known about the next-generation Renault Kangoo just yet, but Renault has now shown the Kangoo ZE Concept pictured above, which gives us a good idea about the way it might look.

What's notable about this is the car-like design, with its bold wheel arches and strong character - which should certainly help the new Kangoo stand out in the small van sector.

This van will also form the basis of the next-generation Nissan NV250, although we understand there is yet to be a decision about whether the Mercedes-Benz Citan (which is based on the current Kangoo) will also join this party.

>> Renault Kangoo ZE Concept - all the details

2020 Volkswagen Caddy

VW Caddy spy shot - new vans coming soon

We're not expecting to see the next generation Caddy until very late in 2020 at the earliest - but it's close enough to production that not only have we got spy shots but right-hand drive versions of the e-Caddy have been cancelled to avoid confusion.

There are no official details on the next small VW van just yet, but we believe it will be based on the MQB car platform that underpins everything from the VW Golf to the Skoda Kodiaq SUV; the next Caddy may also form the basis of a new Transit Connect, following a recent cooperation agreement between Ford and VW.

>> New VW Caddy spy shots and first details

2020 Volkswagen T7

VW Transporter T7 prototype - new vans coming soon

There's a lot of confusion surrounding this vehicle. The T7 codename suggests it's the next-generation of Transporter family, based on the MQB platform.

But our spies believe it may only be used for passenger carrying variants, such as the Caravelle.

This makes sense, given the T6.1 has only just been introduced, and given that Ford is supposed to be taking the lead on the next-generation model - assuming it is to share parts with the next Transit Custom. We'll just to wait and see.

>> VW T7 spy shots and first details

2020 Land Rover Defender Commercial

New vans coming soon - Land Rover Defender Commercial

Yes, there is finally an all-new Land Rover Defender on the way, and there will be a van version.

Set to be based on the short-wheelbase 90 model only - for maximum off-road capability - expect this to clamber over obstacles like a mountain goat.

But don't expect it to carry a great deal. Or be cheap. Many buyers may be better served by a pickup.

>> Land Rover Defender Commercial - the off-road icon returns

List of recently launched vans

2019 Vauxhall Vivaro

2019 Vauxhall Vivaro, silver, front view

The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro is based on the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans introduced in 2016. However, it's still built in the UK at Vauxhall's Luton factory.

It offers a great driving experience, plenty of performance and very high payload ratings. Shame the load area isn't massive, the cab is cramped and the driving position is poor.

Electric versions of this and the other PSA medium vans are on the way in 2020.

>> Read our full Vauxhall Vivaro review

2019 Ford Transit facelift

2019 Ford Transit facelift, front view, blue

While this is not an all-new Transit it is a substantial overhaul, with improved engines (up to 185hp), extra on-board tech and  higher payload ratings.

New mild-hybrid (mHEV) diesel engine options help you save more fuel still, while a new 10-speed automatic transmission becomes available on RWD models in 2020.

There’s also a complete interior refresh and a built-in 4G Wi-Fi modem for cutting-edge connectivity. An all-electric Transit is promised for 2021, too.

>> Ford Transit 2019 facelift – full details

>> Read our full Ford Transit review

2019 Vauxhall Movano

2019 Vauxhall Movano facelift - new vans coming soon

Still based on the Renault Master for the time being - and you can see the 2019 update to this below - the refreshed Movano features a new-look front end, tweaked engine range and improved roster of safety equipment.

The interior has been completely overhauled, with a more modern design that also promises increased ease of use. The wide range of body variants and conversions remain.

An all-new Movano model is expected in around 2022, at which point it will switch to the same platform as the all-new Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer that are expected at the same time.

>> 2019 Vauxhall Movano - full details

>> Read our full Vauxhall Movano review

2019 Renault Master (and Nissan NV400)

2019 Renault Master - new vans coming soon

The Renault Master is the van the Vauxhall Movano is based on - and also forms the basis of the Nissan NV400. While Nissan still hasn't announced any changes for the NV400, we've now driven the updated Master.

This benefits from a new-look front end with enlarged grille, which helps the updated 2.3-litre engines meet the latest emissions requirements.

Renault has also boosted the available safety equipment and fully revamped the interior as well.

>> 2019 Renault Master facelift - full details

>> Read our full Renault Master review

>> Read our full Nissan NV400 review

2019 Iveco Daily

2019 Iveco Daily facelift - blue, front view

While it doesn't look dramatically different from the outside - smart new bumper and optional LED headlights excepted - there are plenty of improvements under the skin of the 2019 Iveco Daily.

These include fancy new electrically controlled variable geometry turbos, and a new 210hp range-topping model - plus electric power steering and a load of new safety technology as well.

It's still a heavy van, which works best at gross vehicle weights beyond 3.5 tonnes. But for towing and heavy duty work it is excellent.

>> Read our full Iveco Daily review

2019 Fiat Ducato

Fiat Ducato MY20 on sale in 2019, front view, silver

No big visual change for the Ducato, but Fiat has made some important changes under the skin - including ditching the entry-level 2.0-litre engine in favour of using 2.3-litre engines right across the range. These motors all benefit from variable-geometry turbochargers, boosting torque.

What's more, the Ducato gains a new nine-speed automatic gearbox option on its more powerful variants, which is also capable of handling more torque than the manual transmission. Extra safety kit and technology completes the update.

>> Fiat Ducato MY20 update details

>> Read our full Fiat Ducato review

2019 Citroen Relay

Citroen Relay 2019, front view, red, driving

It looks the same as before, but the 2019 Relay - in production from July 2019 - gets revised trim levels and a new set of 2.2-litre BlueHDi engines, replacing the 2.0-litre BlueHDi motors that were introduced in 2016 to meet the original Euro 6 regulations.

The new engines are more powerul, while the new trim levels replace the entry-level model with the Relay X and add new Worker and Driver models to better suit specific use cases. There's also an electric version on the way soon.

>> Citroen Relay 2019 update details

>> Read our full Citroen Relay review

2019 Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot Boxer 2019, front view, silver, driving on gravel road

There's no makeover for the Boxer, but like it's Citroen Relay cousin it adopts new 2.2-litre BlueHDi engines with up to 165hp and 370Nm of torque. These replace the previous 2.0-litre units, suggesting yet again that the downsizing trend wasn't all it cracked up to be.

New Grip and Asphalt trim levels are added as extensions to the existing Boxer S and Professional ranges, and there are some new items of safety kit, too. Plus Peugeot will soon launch an electric version of the Boxer as well.

>> Peugeot Boxer 2019 update details

>> Read our full Peugeot Boxer review

2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito

2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito, Tourer, black, front view, driving with connectivity infographics

A modest upgrade for the Vito, which gains the same Mercedes Pro Connect connectivity system as the latest Sprinter, including a built-in 4G sim card, plus a revised instrument cluster and mild update to the existing 2.1-litre diesel engines for RWD models.

Vito Tourer passenger carriers benefit from a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, but these aren't available in the van yet. FWD van models do get a new 1.75-litre engine with either 102hp or 136hp, however.

>> Mercedes-Benz Vito 2019 – new engines and tech revealed

>> Read the full Mercedes Vito review

2019 Renault Trafic (and Fiat Talento and Nissan NV300)

2019 Renault Trafic facelift - new vans coming soon

Renault's popular Trafic medium van has also been facelifted in 2019. This isn't quite as extensive as the one for the Master, with milder revisions to the front end, no major changes to the interior and no additional safety equipment.

However, it does get a whole new range of 2.0-litre engines, offering up to 170hp, plus an automatic gearbox option for the first time. The same engine upgrades have been announced for Fiat Talento, but there's no word yet on the Nissan NV300.

>> 2019 Renault Trafic - full details

>> Read our full Renault Trafic review

>> Read our full Fiat Talento review

>> Read our full Nissan NV300 review

2019 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial

2019 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial - white, overhead front view

This is the van version of a passenger SUV that's based on a pickup. It's not particularly sophisitcated to drive, but does have a few more creature comforts, including some extra gears in the optional automatic gearbox.

Frankly, though, we'd either go for a proper L200 pickup, or the commercial vehicle version of the Outlander PHEV.

This is not a very rational thing at all.

>> Read our full Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial review

2019 Ford Transit Custom

2019 Ford Transit Custom, front view, orange, with 2019 Transit

The Transit Custom received a full-on facelift in 2018, complete with revised looks and massively improved cab interior. For 2019, Ford has added a more powerful 185hp engine option, plus the same mHEV and other tech upgrades that are gracing its Transit big brother.

These are all worth improvements - the engines are significantly upgraded, despite having otherwise similar power outputs - but the real star of the show here is the unique Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

This features a petrol-electric drivetrain and can travel up to 30 miles on electric power alone. Expensive, and not suitable for everyone, but very clever.

>> New engines and tech for 2019 Ford Transit Custom

>> Read our full Ford Transit Custom review

2018 Citroen Berlingo / Peugeot Partner / Vauxhall Combo Cargo

Citroen Berlingo, Vauxhall Combo Cargo and Peugeot Partner

We’ve lumped these altogether as they’re the same van with different badges on – although that doesn’t make them entirely identical.

Each has slightly different standard equipment levels, while the Partner incorporates Peugeot’s unusual i-Cockpit interior design – which means it has high-set dials and a very small steering wheel.

The fundamentally impressive aspects of these vans remain present in all versions, though: high payload ratings, good fuel economy, nice driving experience and lots of available tech – including some innovative camera solutions and an overload sensor.

>> Read our full Citroen Berlingo review

>> Read our full Peugeot Partner review

>> Read our full Vauxhall Combo Cargo review

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

2018 Mercedes Sprinter, front view, silver, being loaded with barrels

This all-new Sprinter is the most connected van we’ve ever seen, with a built-in 4G sim card and the MBUX infotainment system as standard.

It’s also comfortable, good to drive and powered by well-proven engines.

Payload and fuel economy are still bettered by older rivals, but if you want the best from the large van sector, it’s this or VW Crafter / MAN TGE at the moment, with the 2019 Ford Transit update waiting in the wings.

>> Read our full Mercedes Sprinter review

2018 Ford Fiesta Van

2018 Ford Fiesta Sport Van, front view, driving, red

Superb new car-derived van from Ford takes full advantage of the latest Fiesta platform, which makes it good to drive, amazingly refined and available with plenty of creature comforts.

The smart-looking Sport version (pictured) is the one to go for, and is proving far more popular with buyers, too.

So what if there are no rivals – the Fiesta Van is so good that it would be tough to beat anyway.

>> Read our full Ford Fiesta Van review

2018 Ford Transit Connect

2018 Ford Transit Connect Sport Van, front and rear view, blue

Not as obvious as the Transit Custom facelift, but the Transit Connect has been given a thorough going-over as well.

The new 1.5-litre diesel engine is a plus, the poorly implemented eight-speed automatic gearbox option not so much.

A funky looking Sport version (pictured) is also set to join the range shortly.

>> Read our full Ford Transit Connect review

2018 Ford Transit Courier

2018 Ford Transit Courier, front view, blue

Another Blue Oval facelift – this time a mild makeover for Ford’s smallest proper van.

A more powerful 100hp diesel engine option and revised interior lead a host of improvements, including moving to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard for the first time.

There’s also fuel-saving package with active aero-shutters in the grille on every model – enhancing a van that was already efficient and cheap to run.

>> Read our full Ford Transit Courier review

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial van, front view, dark grey

A new van version of Toyota’s famously robust and capable Land Cruiser 4x4, aiming to fill the void left by the Land Rover Defender.

It’s available in short- and long-wheelbase versions, and surprises with its comfort, ease of driving, refinement and performance – if you’re trading into one of these from a Defender you’ll think all your Christmases have come at once.

It’s also an interesting comparison to the Toyota Hilux pickup, being more powerful and much nicer to drive, as well as having a more secure – if less practical – load area.

>> Read our full Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial review

2018 Land Rover Discovery Commercial

2018 Land Rover Discovery Commercial van, rear view, boot open, packed with boxes

Another van version of a 4x4 – this time based on Land Rover’s latest and super-posh Discovery.

If you need exceptional off-road capability in combination with smooth on-road driving and lots of high-tech kit, this vehicle is outstanding. It has some well though-out load area solutions as well.

It’s not cheap mind, and Land Rover reliability remains a potential hornet’s nest. The Discovery looks mighty good though, either way.

>> Read our full Land Rover Discover Commercial review

Also read:

>> Best large vans

>> Best medium vans

>> Best small vans

>> Electric vans – everything you need to know