- All the latest info on the new vans going on sale soon
- Upcoming highlight models include new Vivaro and facelifted Transit
- 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. Looking for an electric van? We have a separate round-up dedicated to e-vans you can read by clicking here.
What new vans are coming soon?
Now based on the same platform and technology as the latest Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert (Vauxhall has recently changed hands and become part of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen group of companies), the new Vivaro will have higher payload and towing ratings than the model it replaces – making this popular van even more practical.
Toyota also has a new van in the works called the Proace City. Its first small van in quite some time, this is a variant of the Citroen Berlingo / Peugeot Partner / Vauxhall Combo Cargo trio, and also made its world debut at the 2019 CV Show.
Nissan has a new small van called the NV250 on the way in 2019 to replace the NV200, but this is just a dressed-up version of the existing Renault Kangoo - though a new version of the Renault is promised for 2020.
LDV will have an all-new V80 in production in China by the end of 2019, and this is scheduled to appear in the UK in early 2020.
Renault's medium Trafic and large Master vans are also getting an update in 2019, which will means changes for the Fiat and Nissan models that are based on them, too, as well as a revised Vauxhall Movano.
There are also technical updates for the Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Fiat Ducato, Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer, with other vans sure to follow as the September 2019 deadline for the latest emissions regulations looms ever closer.
What new vans have recently gone on sale?
The most significant new van to launch recently is really a trio: the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo Cargo. All three were on sale as of early 2019, and they impress with their driving experience, load capacity and technology.
It’s also impossible to overlook the introduction of the latest, all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in 2018 – chief rival to 2017’s new van stars, the VW Crafter and closely related MAN TGE (the latter coming with truck levels of servicing support, raising the bar in this sector).
Ford has also been busy; 2018 saw major updates to the Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier, plus an all-new Fiesta Van, which is currently the only car-derived van on sale outside of the commercial 4x4 sector.
Speaking of commercial 4x4s, finally filling the vacuum left by the death of the Land Rover Defender there are now two van versions of the Toyota Land Cruiser, plus a posh Land Rover Discovery Commercial, if you’re feeling particularly flush. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial has received an update in early 2019 as well.
List of new vans coming soon
2019 Vauxhall Vivaro
While the current Vivaro was only introduced in 2014, an all-new model is on the way in 2019 – and in fact, you can already order it from your local Vauxhall Business Centre.
The sooner than normal change-around comes because Vauxhall is now owned by PSA Peugeot-Citroen, which wasn’t keen for its new acquisition to carry on building the Renault Trafic-based Vivaro.
The new model will still be built in Britain, at Vauxhall’s Luton factory, and promises greater payload capacity, higher towing ratings and lots of new technology. We will be driving it for the first review in June 2019.
2019 Ford Transit facelift
While this is not an all-new Transit it is a substantial overhaul, which promises not only improved engines (up to 185hp) and on-board tech but higher payload ratings as well.
New mild-hybrid (mHEV) diesel engine options should also help you save fuel, as will the 10-speed automatic transmission available on some models at extra cost.
There’s also a complete interior refresh and a built-in 4G Wi-Fi modem for cutting-edge connectivity. On sale July-August 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 facelift
Another big update here, as VW’s popular T6 Transporter gets upgraded to T6.1 status – as the German’s are calling the facelifted model.
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.
Extra tech improves safety and increases connectivity – whether you want it to or not. On sale autumn-winter 2019.
2019 Toyota Proace City ‘car-derived van’ (CDV)
Toyota has now officially revealed its new Proace City small van at the CV Show in 2019. 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.
2019 Iveco Daily
We have now driven the 2019 Iveco Daily, which goes on sale in the UK imminently. 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.
This includes 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.
2019 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial
The commercial version of the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 4x4 should finally start reaching customers soon – just in time to replace the current Shogun Commercial, which is being discontinued.
Based on an SUV based on the L200 pickup, expect good off-road capability and punchy engines, but perhaps not a huge amount of sophistication. We will be reviewing this very soon.
2019 Ford Transit Custom
The Transit Custom received a full-on facelift in 2018, complete with revised looks and massively improved cab interior. For 2019, Ford is adding a more powerful 185hp engine option, plus the same mHEV and other tech upgrades that are gracing its Transit big brother.
On sale summer-autumn 2019 - at which point the long promised Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid should also join the range.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito
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.
Vito Tourer passenger carriers benefit from a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, but we’re yet to learn when this will be available in the van range as a whole. Presently, front-wheel drive models are off-sale, but these will return later in 2019.
2019 Vauxhall Movano
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 Renault Master (and Nissan NV400)
The Renault Master is the van the Vauxhall Movano is based on - and also forms the basis of the Nissan NV400. We now have full official details of the 2019 Master facelift - and it's pretty much as we expected.
This is to say there is 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 Trafic (and Fiat Talento and Nissan NV300)
Renault's popular Trafic medium is also getting facelift for 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. Expect similar upgrades to be announced for the Nissan NV300 and Fiat Talento in due course.
2019 Nissan NV250
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.
2019 Fiat Ducato
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.
2019 Citroen Relay
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.
2019 Peugeot Boxer
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.
2020 LDV V80 (SV63)
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.
2020 Renault Kangoo (and Nissan NV250)
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.
List of recently launched vans
2018 Citroen Berlingo / Peugeot Partner / Vauxhall Combo Cargo
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.
2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
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.
2018 Ford Fiesta Van
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.
2018 Ford Transit Custom
Huge mid-life facelift for the UK’s bestselling van. It now looks better inside and out, has more in-cab storage, and continues to deliver the greatest all-round blend of ability and payload in the medium van sector.
It’s not got the comfiest ride, and other vans offer better on-paper fuel economy, but the Transit Custom remains the mid-size model to beat.
What’s more, there are further improvements to come in 2019, including electric versions and a more powerful Sport model.
2018 Ford Transit Connect
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.
2018 Ford Transit Courier
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.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial
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.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Commercial
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.