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Body Type FAQs: Van

A van is typically described as a cargo-focussed vehicle that rides on a larger platform than you’ll find in a standard roadcar, usually taken from a truck. 

These large dimensions lend themelves perfectly to a massive amount of cargo space in the rear of the van, or in some cases, seating for up to a dozen or more passengers in the case of some mini-bus variants of popular van platforms. 

While some vans are quite compact, the typical van recipe calls for a medium or large platform that is primarily used by the commercial sector, but is increasingly being used as a camper.

The main difference between a minivan and a van is that the term minivan applies to vehicles that move people, while vans are primarily used by the commercial sector to move goods. 

Inside a minivan you’ll find three rows of seating for up to nine people, while in a van you’ll find an empty shell that accommodates a heap of cargo, making it perfect for businesses looking to move large loads. 

Minivans are often based on road car platforms, while vans can often share their underpinnings with larger truck platforms and feature more powerful engine options for moving heavy loads of cargo.

Some of the most popular vans here in Australia include the Toyota HiAce, Hyundai Staria Load, Ford Transit Custom, Volkswagen Transporter, Peugeot Expert, Renault Trafic, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter & Vito, LDV D9, Volkswagen Caddy, Renault Master, Fiat Ducato and the Iveco Daily.

In recent years, van packages and the turbo-diesel engines powering them have become increasingly reliable. This means that it’s difficult to judge exactly which is the most reliable van to buy, although strong performers here include the Toyota HiAce, Ford Transit, Volkswagen Transporter and the Hyundai Staria Load.

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