Ford to Trial Electric Transit in UK

7 March 2017, 2:44 pm

Automotive giant Ford will be introducing an electric version of our most popular van, the Transit. The new Transit plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) will be part of Ford’s global electrification strategy, which includes plans for 13 new electrified car and commercial vehicle models over the next five years. Mark Fields, Ford CEO: “As more and […]

Winter weather: how to stay on the road

24 January 2017, 2:21 pm

It’s a typical British winter, fairly mild if somewhat unseasonably warm one minute, with ice, snow and freezing fog the next. As usual, the change in weather conditions we have seen in the UK recently has caused chaos on our roads. As a country we are getting better at managing the cold snap, but we […]

A record breaking November and 2016 could be best ever year for vans

13 December 2016, 12:17 pm

After a record performance during the first six months of 2016, the second half of the year has not disappointed in the new van market. Official figures from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), show new light commercial vehicle sales in November totalling 29,784 units, the highest number on record. With a year […]

Anchor Vans welcomes redundant staff as City Motors goes into administration

18 October 2016, 3:59 pm

Anchor Vans has recently taken on nine new members of staff who were previously employed at nearby dealerships within the stricken City Motors group. The Basingstoke based company operated Ford, Peugeot, Citroen, Suzuki, Kia, Honda, Seat and Skoda businesses and following the appointment of administrators in September, City Motor Holdings have closed thirteen dealerships in […]

Introducing Anchor Cars, Now Recruiting

13 September 2016, 1:37 pm

Anchor Vans is excited to announce the recent launch of Anchor Cars, used car sales specialist and the latest addition to the Anchor family. Anchor Cars stocks a range of high quality used cars at great value prices, predominantly offering nearly-new Ford cars in line with our Ford approved service centre. We are pleased to […]

Banksy Graffitied SWAT Van Fetches over £200K at Auction

30 June 2016, 3:07 pm

A SWAT van showcasing iconic artwork by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has sold at auction for £218,000. The artwork, created in 2006, and in true Banksy anti-establishment style, shows a group of armed officers about to be outsmarted by a boy on one side with Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz on the other. […]

A Steady April and a Record May for New Van Registrations

8 June 2016, 10:27 am

The new van market continues its growth with a steady April and a record May in comparison to 2015. Official figures from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), show more than 56,000 new van registrations in April and May 2016, taking the year to date figure to 158,402 units, a 2.9% rise in […]

A Buyers Guide to Gross Vehicle Weights and Payloads

20 May 2016, 3:17 pm

It is vital that any business running a van or fleet of vans knows the legal weight limit of their vehicle and how to manage it. Last year research showed that more than 50% of van drivers are overloading their vehicles, which can prove costly for businesses. Understanding the weight of your vehicle can be […]