Vans

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday confirmed the next member of the EQ family of electric cars as the EQV van. The confirmation was made at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show where Mercedes rolled out a thinly veiled concept version of the upcoming EQV. The production version is due in September at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Unlike the EQC electric SUV that launches in Europe this year and in the United States in 2020, the EQV isn't a standalone model but rather a derivative of Mercedes' V-Class line of luxury vans, which were recently updated. The V-Class in commercial guise is...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1)
    2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1) is the Bus we won't see

    Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car. It's confirmed for a launch here in 2022. However, concurrent with the development of the new electric van is continued development of VW's Transporter series of vans sold overseas, the latest...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class hints at updates for Metris van, EQV electric version coming

    Mercedes-Benz's V-Class van has proven to be a huge hit for the automaker, with close to 209,000 examples sold since the model was launched in 2014. Now an updated version has arrived and points to updates that will feature on our own Metris van, which is essentially a V-Class tooled up for work...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    VW ID Buzz Cargo concept to debut at 2018 LA auto show, production version targeted for 2022 launch

    Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric...

  • Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric delivery van in Germany
    Elon Musk open to working with Daimler on electric van

    Only last month, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche revealed in an interview with Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita that the company's 2014 divestiture of a stake in Tesla didn't exclude the possibility of a future cooperation between the two firms. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has since given similar comments...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier

    Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest to tackle the future of transportation with this rather strange-looking concept vehicle. The company debuted the Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday. The concept's goal? It hails from the a Mercedes-Benz Van division, and it's meant to haul people and goods in the most efficient manner possible. Foremost, the Vision Urbanetic is a self-driving vehicle with an electric powertrain. The company didn't discuss its range, charging technology or self-driving system, but said the vehicle features an embedded "self-learning IT infrastructure for the continual analysis of...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Grand California
    Volkswagen Grand California comes with bathroom, bunk bed

    While we can only dream of a modern Microbus, Volkswagen customers overseas have a number of options based on the German automaker's Transporter and Crafter vans. Earlier this year we were able to test a Transporter-based camper known as the California that VW brought over. It featured pretty much...

  • Volkswagen California Ocean Red
    2018 Volkswagen California first drive review: forbidden fruit you can live in

    Our ideal garage is full of weird French hatchbacks, Japanese kei cars, German wagons, and Volkswagen vans. But as North Americans, we’re stuck admiring these wondrous oddities from afar. Aside from the tragic Volkswagen Routan, the U.S. hasn't seen a new VW van since the Eurovan disappeared...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday revealed a redesigned Sprinter van and confirmed it for sale later this year, as a 2019 model. The design has trodden down a high-tech path, which Mercedes says will lead to simpler fleet controlling and optimized communications between fleet manager and driver. Key to this...

  • Sprinter Innovation
    Order up: New Mercedes Sprinter coming soon with a side of telematics

    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a familiar sight here in the U.S. but the rest of the world would be lost without it. The proof is in the numbers: since introducing it in 1995, Mercedes-Benz has sold more than 3.3 million. In the first nine months of 2017 it sold 142,000—and that’s at the...

  • VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car
    Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept

    The Volkswagen Group doesn't simply want to electrify its portfolio of brands and cars for personal ownership, it also wants to provide sustainable transportation in other ways. Its first step? Ridesharing. This week, the automaker's newly minted MOIA mobility unit revealed its first vehicle...

  • Toyota GR HV Sports concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Toyota tipped its hand ahead of the 2017 Tokyo motor show and revealed not one, but two concept vehicles it will debut in Japan. The first is the GR HV Sports Concept, which takes design inspiration from the automaker's TS050 LMP1 race car. The second is the TJ Cruiser Concept, which molds SUV styling and van functionality into one "lifestyle" vehicle. We'll start with the GR HV Sports Concept ("GR" stands for Toyota's Gazoo Racing banner) and its...interesting design direction. Toyota clearly worked to channel its LMP1 race car's design, though as they say, beauty rests in the eye of the...

  • Teaser for next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van
    First details on next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed

    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a long-time favorite for commercial fleets around the world, and the United States has been the number two market behind Germany for parent automaker, Daimler. Ahead of its launch next year, Mercedes-Benz today took to the North American Commercial Vehicle Show...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter is about to undergo a redesign. The large van last received an update for 2014 but we’ll be seeing a complete overhaul this time around. Our spy shots show a test mule for the redesigned Sprinter. The tester features the body of the current generation but the...

  • Volkswagen Multivan PanAmericana
    VW shows off its latest Transporter adventure van

    No, this isn't the news of the forever forthcoming Microbus that we all want to hear. Instead, this is news of an all-new version of Volkswagen's Transporter that we would love here in the States but that we'll never see. It's called the Multivan PanAmericana, and it's an adventure-ready version of...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept
    Mercedes previews next-gen Sprinter with Vision Van concept

    Mercedes-Benz today unveiled a futuristic van concept powered by an electric drive system. No, this isn’t the concept Mercedes is bringing to the 2016 Paris auto show to preview its much-hyped Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] rival. Rather, it’s a preview of the automaker’s plans for its...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker
    Mercedes-Benz mulls electric Sprinter van

    Many automakers are focusing on electric cars, but what about an electric van? Mercedes-Benz is reportedly considering an electric version of its next-generation Sprinter. The electric Sprinter could arrive by the end of the decade, coinciding with the arrival of the next-gen van, according to...

  • Tesla presentation slide from June, 2012 outlining 'Gen 3' platform variants

    Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk has fleshed out some of the plans he alluded to in his overarching “master plan” announced on July 20. In the original post on Tesla’s blog, Musk made mention of Tesla’s long-term goal to expand into more segments including those of pickup trucks and other commercial vehicles. Responding to some messages on Twitter last week, Musk confirmed that a new SUV spun off the platform of the upcoming Model 3 would be called a Model Y. Plans for the SUV were first announced in 2012 in a presentation slide shown to investors (above), though...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker
    Mercedes Brings Down Sprinter Van Price With Worker Model

    If you need a seriously big van for your business, Mercedes-Benz has an excellent option in the form of the Sprinter. But with a starting price up around $37,490, it’s a costly option, perhaps one too costly for those businesses just starting out. Mercedes brought out a more affordable option...

  • Volkswagen 2016 CES concept teaser
    New VW Bus To Enter Production In 2017, Potential Concept Version Teased

    Volkswagen is just itching to launch a new generation of its Microbus. First there was the Microbus concept of 2001, and then there was the funky Bulli concept of 2011. Now there’s said to be a new ‘Bus’ concept coming and this one may just preview a planned production model...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept
    Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept Revealed

    Mercedes-Benz is fully embracing the concept of autonomous cars, seeing them as a means to transform the way we interact and use cars. We got our first taste of Mercedes’ vision for a world where driving will be optional with the F015 Luxury in Motion concept unveiled at the start of this...

  • Teaser for Mercedes-Benz autonomous van concept debuting at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mercedes Autonomous Van Concept Headed To Tokyo Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser sketch for a new autonomous van concept called the Vision Tokyo, which the automaker plans to unveil at this week’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. CHECK OUT: Nissan Electric Car Concept May Hint At Next-Gen Leaf The concept features a futuristic look that’s...

  • Volkswagen Multivan PanAmericana Edition
    VW Concept Van Is Prepped For Global Racing Adventure: 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Volkswagen loves its vans, at least in places that aren't the United States. To that end, VW has pulled the wraps off a new concept version of its Transporter van at this week's 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. It's called the Multivan PanAmericana concept, and if you like to bring your two-wheeled...

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