New vans coming soon in 2021, 2022, 2023 and beyond

  • All the latest info on the new vans going on sale in the next few years
  • Coming highlights include all-new VW Caddy, next-gen Transit Custom
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Want to know what new vans are coming soon? Then you've come to the right place - here we list all the new models set to go on sale in 2021 and beyond.

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

Don't forget, you can also find new and used vans for sale via Parkers as well, as well as info about upcoming pickups - and the best pickups that are currently on sale, too.

What new vans are coming soon to the UK?

The major mainstream model that's coming really soon is the next-generation Volkswagen Caddy, which we have now driven. It should be reaching UK showrooms any moment now.

New vans coming soon: VW Caddy, 2020-2021

This new Caddy Cargo will face renewed competition from the next-generation Renault Kangoo, which will once again form the basis of a new Mercedes-Benz Citan as well as a new Nissan NV250. Ford will also launch a new small van in 2021, which will be based on this latest Caddy as first fruits of 'Project Cyclone', the new alliance between Ford and VW to share development and manufacturing costs.

The small van sector is pretty lively right now.

As for larger vans, there's a potentially disruptive new entrant called the Maxus Deliver 9. Maxus is the new name for LDV, and the Deliver 9 replaces the aging V80 with a design that's bang up-to-date (if somewhat derivative of the Ford Transit). Meanwhile there are strong rumours the Vauxhall Movano will become a variant of the Fiat Ducato, just like the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay - though an all-new Stellantis group large van is also in the works that would replace all four of these.

Other new LCVs to look out for include a commercial 4x4 version of the new Land Rover Defender. Called the Defender Hard Top, this too will be on sale in 2021.

List of new vans on sale soon

These are the new vans we're expecting in 2021 and beyond.

2021 Volkswagen Caddy Cargo

New vans coming soon: 2020-2021 Volkswagen Caddy

All-new from the ground-up, the smart-looking fifth-generation VW Caddy uses the same basic platform as most Volkswagen cars, and promises to be even more car-like than ever before. As such, VW has chosen to call the van the Caddy Cargo this time round.

There is technology galore here, from inside the cab to under the bonnet, where a revised set of diesel engines use cutting-edge 'twin-dosing' emissions control technology, just like the latest Golf.

It's set to reach UK dealers in March-April 2021, and there are even hopes a new Caddy California campervan will be launched here as well.

>> New VW Caddy Cargo review

2021 Renault Kangoo (and Nissan NV250)

2021 Renault Kangoo - new vans coming soon

The next-generation Renault Kangoo is another new small van with striking style. As with the current Kangoo, it will come in two body lengths and as an all-electric Kangoo ZE as well.

Sadly, its most innovative features won't be coming to the UK at all. But this is still looking like a clever piece of kit, including tricks such as a permanent rear-view camera to really take the fight to the latest Stellantis trio, the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo, which are two-times winners of the Parkers Small Van of the Year award.

This van will also form the basis of the next-generation Nissan NV250 and Mercedes-Benz Citan.

>> New Renault Kangoo - full details

2021 Mercedes-Benz Citan

New vans coming soon: 2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz Citan spy shot

We have spy photos but few further details of the next-generation Mercedes Citan, as although it was due to be unveiled before the end of 2020 it would seem the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed plans back a bit.

We do know that it will be based on the Renault Kangoo once again, and that Mercedes claims to have had more input into development this time around, which should hopefully result in a small van that feels more worthy of the three-pointed star.

Expected upgraded cabin materials and an electric version called the eCitan this time around.

>> Mercedes-Benz Citan spy shots

2021 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 Volkswagen Transporter family.

But we understand that this particular van will only be a passenger carrying vehicle - in other words, a replacement for the Caravelle. This is because it uses the VW Group's MQB car platform, which isn't said to be up to the task of underpinning a medium-sized van.

Instead, the next-generation VW Transporter will be based on the same platform as the next-generation Ford Transit Custom. Both of which we're expecting to see launched in 2023.

>> VW T7 spy shots and details

2021 Land Rover Defender Hard Top commercial 4x4

New vans coming soon: 2021 Land Rover Defender hard Top

The van version of the new Land Rover Defender has been in the works for a while now, but we are expecting to drive it in 2021. At last.

Called the Defender Hard Top, this is a commercial 4x4 - so just like the passenger versions, but with the rear seats removed and replaced with a load area.

Both 90 (short-wheelbase) and 110 (long-wheelbase) versions are available, and it's packed with gizmos and off-road capability. Prices start at just under £40k.

>> Land Rover Defender Hard Top - the off-road icon returns

2021 Dacia Duster Commercial

New vans coming soon: 2021 Dacia Duster Commercial

If the Defender Hard Top seems a bit expensive, here's the antidote - a commercial 4x4 version of the very budget Dacia Duster SUV.

Priced from under £12k, this is a similar concept, but without the fancy styling and lacking in some (well, most) of the off-road capability. The entry-level model doesn't even have four-wheel drive.

Still, there's a lot of choice in the range and it's cheaper than regular car-derived vans such as the Ford Fiesta Van and Renault Zoe Van.

>> New Dacia Duster Commercial - full details

2023 Ford Transit Custom (and VW Transporter)

New vans coming soon: 2023 Ford Transit Custom (current PHEV pictured)

Ford has announced the first details of the next-generation Transit Custom, and stated that it will go into production in 2023. Big news, as this is the UK's most popular van, and winner of the 2021 Parkers Van of the Year award.

Beyond this, details are scarce so far - except for the confirmation that it will be sold as an all-electric van as well as a diesel, a mild hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.

We do know that it will also form the basis of the next Volkswagen Transporter, however, and both vans will be built at Ford's facility in Turkey.

>> New Ford Transit Custom first official details

Other new vans on the horizon

We've no firm details of any kind about these yet, but we are expecting new versions of the Citroen Relay (known as the Jumper in Europe) and the Peugeot Boxer in around about 2022 - which will also spawn new versions of the Vauxhall Movano. Vauxhall and its European equivalent Opel are set to lead on this project, which will likely also form the basis of the next Fiat Ducato, given all these brands are now part of Stellantis.

At around the same time we are also expecting an all-new Renault Master, which will in turn be the basis for a new Nissan NV400.

And don't forget, if you're after details of up-coming electric vans, those are listed in our dedicated electric vans coming soon page.

Also read:

>> Future electric vans coming soon

>> Best electric vans

>> Best hybrid vans

>> Best large vans

>> Best medium vans

>> Best small vans

>> Best pickups