New vehicles – March 2021

New vehicles – March 2021


A zero emissions vehicle that doesn’t compromise in terms of its capabilities, is how Citroën describes its new ë-Berlingo Van. The fully electric van features a range of up to 171 miles, load capacity of up to 4.4m3 and a maximum payload of up to 800kg. Powered is derived from a 50kWh battery and a 100kw (136hp) electric motor, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes.


The new Peugeot e-Partner joins the existing zero emissions e-Expert van. There’s a range of up to 171 miles / 275km (WLTP), from a 50kWh lithium-ion battery connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor. The LCV is capable of maximum speeds of up to 80 mph / 129km/h and achieves 0-60 mph in 11.2s with a maximum torque of 260 Nm. Two types of on-board chargers are available; a 7.4 kW single-phase charger as standard and an optional 11 kW three-phase charger.


A new connected-vehicle security system to monitor vans in real time via smartphone is available with Ford. It notifies owner-operators and drivers via their smartphone of potential breaches in security through the manufacturer’s app for commercial vehicle operators, FordPass Pro. Guard Mode employs sensors to detect when someone enters the vehicle, opens the bonnet or load compartment, or starts the engine. It then sends a notification to the owner’s smartphone using the vehicle’s FordPass Connect modem.


The Ford Ranger MS-RT combines a motorsport-inspired appearance with a premium specification and unique, hand-finished detailing, offering customers a high-end, street-focused version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up. The new vehicle is derived from the Ranger Wildtrak, sharing its generous equipment list and one-tonne payload. The exterior includes 20in. OZ Racing alloy wheels, extended wheel arches and sculpted side skirts.


A maximum five-star safety rating has been awarded to the Isuzu D-Max in the tough new Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) test. The vehicle is fitted with a wide range of safety features, including a comprehensive ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems) package. This includes Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Lane Departure Warning & Prevention System.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Transporter T6.1 has been awarded a Euro NCAP gold medal. Safety and assistance functions include Lane Assist and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking function all the way to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with speed limiter. In the UK in 2017, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles became the first van manufacturer to fit Autonomous Emergency Braking systems as standard on all new vans.



With a range of up to 171 miles (WLTP) from a single charge, the new Vauxhall Combo-e is an ideal companion for business and private users after a zero emissions van. Featuring a 100kW (136hp) electric motor and 50kW battery, the new Combo-e supports up to 100kW rapid charging with an 80 per cent charge completed in 30 minutes. Longer, L2H1 variants of the Combo-e feature a maximum load volume of 4.4m3 and a maximum load length of up to 3,440mm.



Brigade Electronics has launched a new indicator warning alarm to alert vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning. The bbs-TI, which is installed on the nearside of the vehicle, will synchronise an audible warning alarm with the indicator lights when activated, alerting vulnerable road users to a vehicle’s intention to turn. There’s both a visual and audible vehicle turning warning.


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