News round-up October 2017 – Renault, Ranger, FTA driver of the year and Vauxhall Camper

Renault prices Formula Editions

Renault has announced prices for the sporty Formula Edition of its Kangoo, Trafic and Master vans.

RENAULT LCV RANGE - FORMULA EDITIONThe trio feature yellow highlights inspired by the company’s Formula One livery, and come with the Luxe pack, which adds kit such as leather details, chrome finishes and extra storage. All three are based on the Business+ trim, so come with manual air-conditioning, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and USB connections. A set of Formula Edition floor mats complete the look.

Prices for the Kangoo range from £17,695 (all prices exclude VAT) for the basic van version to £21,295 for the Maxi Van. The Trafic ranges from £24,500 to £27,050, while the Master is priced from £31,300 up to £33,950.


Black Ranger

Ford has revealed the Ranger Black Edition pick-up.Ford Ranger Black Edition Pickup The truck is limited to just 2,500 units, and features a de-chromed body, with gloss black details on the grille, wheels and sports bar.

The Black Edition is based on the Limited trim, and will be available only as a double-cab.


Auto Kangoo

Renault has added an automatic gearbox to the Kangoo range. The Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox is offered on the 90hp and 110hp versions of the 1.5-litre diesel engine, in Business and Business+ trim.

The transmission gives the lower-powered Kangoo an average fuel economy figure of 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 132g/km. Prices start at £17,395 (ex VAT).


FTA’s Van driver of the year named

BT Supply Chain’s Steve Mumford has been named as the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence Driver of the Year for 2017. He will now go up against winners of the 18-tonne and 44-tonne categories, with one to be named as FTA Driver of the Year at the Transport Manager Conference on 29 November.


Vauxhall Vivaro camper revealed

Vauxhall Vivaro WeekenderVauxhall has revealed a camper version of its Vivaro van. The Tourer Weekender is designed more for business users rather than leisure campers. It features the 1.6-litre CDTi BiTurbo engine with 125hp or 145hp, and is offered in L2 body only.