Vans: Motors' special on the vehicles driving the economy
Independent Motors today publishes a special on commercials as an indication of the sector's growing importance for the economy and the motor industry.
Specialist writer Padraic Deane looks at the models that are on sale this year.
In a detailed overview, he examines how the different brands are faring in what is an increasingly competitive market place.
He analyses the market on a number of levels and maintains that the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sector will continue to grow over the coming years.
He also outlines what is coming down the road in terms of new product from manufacturers.
Our contributor Cathal Doyle, meantime, talks to owners and buyers of vans to find out why they have chosen their particular models.
I think you will find it interesting to catch a glimpse of the needs and thought processes that go into selecting a van for a business, be it a fleet overhaul or a couple for an emerging enterprise.
Van cabins are the offices on wheels for thousands of drivers every day and regular Motors' columnist, Aidan Timmons, celebrates the coming of age of the 'car-like' cabins of current light commercials compared with what used to be rather basic comforts only a few years back.
Independent Motors would like to wish those who drive vans of all shapes and sizes, and those who supply and maintain them, continued success in the years ahead.