Van Lease With Insurance | Crusader Vans

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What is GAP Insurance? These days, most finance and leasing companies will at some point mention the words ‘Gap Insurance’. Gap Insurance is a type of van leasing with insurance, and is simply what most fully comprehensive car policies offer as a new car replacement during the first 12 months of ownership. If your car…

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Introducing the MAN TGE Commercial Van

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Introducing the MAN TGE Commercial Van. Welcome, the MAN TGE! We have all heard of a man in a van but how about man in a van in a MAN van? Well that now can become a reality with bus and a large commercial maker MAN entering the world of light commercial vehicles.  Building upon…

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Fantasy Premier League ‘The Crusader Champions league’

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‘The Crusader Champions league’: Knowing a lot of our customers are big football fans like us in the office here at Crusader. We have decided it is time that we put your knowledge to the test and inviting you take part in our Fantasy Premier League. Are you ready to become the Champion Crusader and…

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Overloaded Vans Widespread On UK Roads

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Last year the DVSA found that 88.5% of the vans that they weighed were found to be overloaded. This has increased from just over 81% checked vans last year. With fines and penalties and spot checks happening in greater frequency it is becoming more and more and more important to make sure you know and…

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New Speeding Fines Explained

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From the 24th April, new speeding fines have been in place across the UK meaning that you could face a fine of up to 175% of your weekly income if you are caught speeding.  Speeding fines are being broken down into 3 bands A, B, & C. Band A: A Band A fine is generally…

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Dashcam Footage Saves Company From A £16,000 Insurance Claim

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For one London Transit driver, something a simple as a dashcam can save them from a nightmare of an insurance bill. When a driver of Nissan Note jumped the red light and collided with the Ford Transit coming from the opposite direction. The Nissan Diver claimed they were not at fault and submitted a claim…

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How A Beast Is Born: Creating The Ford Transit Custom Vortex Sport

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Here at Crusader we are driven by delivering you the best possible product for your needs. We noticed that there has been a real want a great priced Sport Van. That is how the Vortex Family of vans was created. We noticed that a lot of Van Manufactures and Van Outfitters have been selling Sport…

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Are You Euro 6 Compliant?

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What is Euro 6? Euro 6 is a new standard in that has been produced to try to reduce the level of harmful gas being emitted. In many areas, new legislation is being produced to target none Euro 6 Commercial Vehicles. Under Euro 6 different emissions have been set for petrol and diesel engines. With…

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Brand New Volkswagen Crafter

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Deliveries of Volkswagen brand new Crafter will be hitting UK soil in May. The new Crafter marks a change from the previous Crafter models being a 100% Volkswagen product. Meaning that no longer will you be getting Sprinter equipped with a VW powertrain. You will be getting a VW designed van inside and out. The…

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Are You Prepared For Driving A Van In Snow?

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A you prepared for driving a van in snow? Imagine the situation you are out in your nice new van supplied by Crusader Vehicles. Then all of a sudden, the sky grows dark and snow falls. It is not the most ideal situation to be in your van. But as I know from my own…

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Vauxhall Vivaro Vortex – A New Beast Is Born

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Unleash The Vortex: After all the rummours it is finally time to feast our eyes on the Vauxhall Vivaro Vortex. Here in the office at Crusader we can’t keep eyes of the Vortex. We are hearing that not only is it a thing of beauty but under the hood the Vortex is a beast with…

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Sticker Packs For Ford M-Sport Vans

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Ever fancied an M-Sport but couldn’t decide on a colour or sticker pack? Use our handy configuration tool, to get exactly the look you want! To try out the tool follow this link to try our tool. The stickers come in two versions for each van that of standard and rally. These stickers come in…

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Volkswagen T6 Transporter Sportline TDI

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Here at the Crusader office we are excited for the Volkswagen T6 Transporter Sportline TDI. At the moment only the T32 kombi passenger van has been announced in the Sportline trim in both long and short wheelbase, but we are expecting more variants to be added shortly. Specifications: The new T6 is a beast with…

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Renault launch Trafic Sport Plus Pack

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Renault have worked hard to come up with a new take on the already popular Sport model, with the Sport Plus pack, adding a range of additional options providing an even sportier image! Renault Trafic van customers looking for a more distinctive sporting look can now order a new Sport+ bodykit package. The special pack…

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Want to see inside the Vauxhall factory?!

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You’d be surprised at how many times we get asked the question ‘Can’t you just change it so i can have air con and purple spots on my van’. Well maybe not the purple spots bit but we do get asked if we can have changes made to a vehicle during the build process. The…

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Extended Warranty for Electric Cars

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A warranty provider in the UK has been the first to offer extended cover on all electric vehicles. The package does exclude the battery (which should last 10 years+ anyway), but is the biggest component for people considering getting there hands on an electric car worry about. The cover offered will be fantastic new for…

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22/08/2015 Accumulator

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So, fancy yourself as the little betting genius? If any of you are doing taking part in some Football Accumulators this weekend, take a look below at some of our tips and bets. Remember to share you bets so we can all be winners. The English Longshot: Sheffield United vs. Blackpool Barnsley vs. Bradford City Cambridge United…

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New D-MAX Special Edition

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Having declared the new special edition D-Max Fury simply last week, Isuzu Great Britain has ensured it storms onto the market with the supply of extremely competitive finance and lease options. Conceived specifically for the trendy, nonetheless budget-conscious vendee, the Fury offers a singular stone Red auriferous paint end, daring 17-inch, five-spoke gray alloy wheels,…

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Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)

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So, looking into finance on a new 65 plate Van or Car? Wanting to lease the newest motor? We have some vital information to make sure you are understanding the deal you are getting into. If you finance your vehicle through a personal contract purchase (PCP) you will end up benefiting from lower monthly payments…

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GAP Insurance

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What is GAP Insurance? These days, most finance and leasing companies will at some point mention the words ‘Gap Insurance’. Gap Insurance is simply what most fully comprehensive car policies offer as a new car replacement during the first 12 months of ownership. If your car is written off or stolen after this period, the…

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Happy Birthday To The Ford Transit

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Ford Transit Van – This Is Your Life Here are some key facts about Britain’s beloved Ford Transit A new Ford Transit is sold every three minutes. The Ford Transit covered the equivalent of 275 round-the-world trips during testing. A Ford Transit was once buried in snow for six months then started first time. Ford…

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The New T6 Transporter

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The New T6 Transporter Is On It’s Way!   We will have all the information on the new T6 for you very soon. Who’s excited? Register your interest for the most anticipated Van of 2015 here

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Brand New Ferrari 488 Spider Revealed

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Just last week, pictures and details of Ferrari’s new mid-engined convertible, which has a folding metal roof and can hit a top speed of 203 mph was released. Take a look a this bad boy, and let us know your thoughts. Ferrari has released details this week of the most powerful convertible it has ever…

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Is Space Jam 2 Happening?

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Why is everyone talking about Space Jam 2? Here at Crusader Vehicles, we love Space Jam. And rumours of a second cosmic sports movie have been flying faster than Michael Jordan’s slamdunks… Rumours of Space Jam 2 have been orbiting for a while, with fans of the Bugs Bunny/Michael Jordan comedy seemingly convinced a second…

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Finance Types // Hire Purchase

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Over the next few weeks we will be giving you the insight into what finance type will suit you best. We know it is a complicated market out there, and choosing the correct finance or lease type for your new shiny vehicle can be tricky. Here at Crusader Vehicles we will try and break down…

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Citroen’s Colourful LCV Telematics Package is Upgraded!

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Citroen’s Colourful LCV Telematics Package is Upgraded! Citroen have announced a number of enhancements  for the unique Trafficmaster Smartnav and Trackstar systems for 2012, including significant operational and safety features. One of the many enhancements is the ability to call for emergency assistance via the SOS icon on the colour touchscreen.  By pressing this symbol…

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Mercedes-Benz reveal their light van contender, the Citan.

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Mercedes-Benz van leasing customers have finally got what they wanted as Mercedes-Benz reveal their light van contender, the Citan. Based on the Renault Kangoo, the Citan, a contraction of ‘City’ and ‘Titan’, is expected to go on sale late 2012 / early 2013. It’s been reported the Citan will not only look like a Merc,…

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Top 5 High Payload Vans?

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Which van has the highest payload? With the little van making a big mark, which little van packs the biggest payload? 1. Fiat Doblo Cargo Maxi                                             1000kg 2. Vauxhall Combo 2300                                             1000kg 3. Ford Transit Connect LWB 1.8 TDCI 90                908kg 4. Renault Kangoo Maxi LL21 dCi 110                       851kg 5. Peugeot Partner 1.6…

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Black ice…

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Black ice refers to a thin coating of glazed ice on the road or pavement. While not entirely black, it is virtually transparent, allowing your average roadway to be seen through it, thus the term ‘black ice’.  The typically low levels of noticeable ice flakes, snow, or sleet surrounding black ice means that areas of…

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Top 5 Most Powerful Vans?

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In a world where diesel didn’t cost £1.43 a litre we’d all drive one of these 5! We’re back with more Light Van facts and stats!  Today’s magical five compares the most powerful. 1. VW Caddy 2.0 TDI 140        140hp 2=. Fiat Doble Cargo 2.0 Multijet    135hp 2=. Vauxhall Combo 2.0 CDTi 135   …

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Light Vans!

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Light Vans! With the light vans continuing to make the headlines, we thought we’d give you a run-down of our light van top fives.  Today’s top five is Best Fuel Economy. 1=. Citroen Berlingo eHDI 90 Airdream (60.1mpg) 1=. Peugeot Partner SE L1 1.6 S/S EGC (60.1mpg) 3. Vauxhall Combo L1H1 1.3 CDTi Eco (58.9mpg)…

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Citroen Relay LWB Luton – In Stock And Ready To Go!

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We currently have these in stock and ready to go! These vans feature the E4 engine, complying with the London Low Emission Zone, which covers most of Greater London within the M25 boundary. With its introduction in 2008, it will move into its 3rd and 4th phase from January 2012, including for the first time…

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Vauxhall’s All New Combo!

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Vauxhall’s All New Combo! With more and more smaller vans creeping onto the market, why has the New Combo got bigger?  The answer, maximised load volume and payload, cleverly disguised in a vehicle with the footprint of a mid-sized family estate! With the current trend of downsizing, the New Combo offers unbelievable load for a…

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Citroen Belingo Wins ‘Best LCV 2012’ award!

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Good news for Citroen leasing customers! The Citroën Berlingo continues it’s award winning ways into 2012. The versatile LCV has just earned the accreditation of Institute of Transport Management’s (ITM’s) for the ‘Best LCV 2012’ award. With economy playing such a factor on vehicle choice, the Berlingo range has this economy in mind, from the…

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‘Tis the season of goodwill!!!

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Christmas is a time for celebration!! Not only have we had our best ever December here at Crusader, delivering over 70 vehicles to very happy customers, but we have also spread a little Christmas cheer to the children of our local hospice, Demelza House, with a new Nintendo Wii. Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides…

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Safe Winter Driving – Some Tips from Crusader Vans!

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If this winter is anything like last winter, before long, we will be buried under 2 feet of snow!! As always, we love it for the first day, while its fresh and picturesque and we get a day off work, then reality strikes and we start to realise that we need to get out and…

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London Low Emission Zone

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London Low Emisssion Zone (LEZ)The revised London Low Emission Zone will see more stringent restrictions brought into affect on the 1stJanuary 2012. This could mean that if your vehicle does not meet the restrictions you could have to pay£100 PER DAY to drive into London. Below is an overview of the scheme and how it…

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New 80mph speed limit for UK by 2013!

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Important news for van leasing customers. The government wants to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph by 2013 to “generate economic benefits of hundreds of millions of pounds through shorter journey times”.  The idea is that if we can get where we are going in a shorter amount of time, we can do more…

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Crusader Vans supply National Trust!

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Crusader Vans are pleased to announce a partnership with the National Trust, to be their preferred light commercial vehicle supplier. The new deal sees Crusader Vans supplying promotional vehicles to various National Trust centres with the first 2 Citroen Relay L3 H2 120PS panel vans being supplied to Scot’s Gap and the White Cliff’s of…

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Vauxhall vans number one in July!

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Great news for Vauxhall Van Leasing customers! The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that Vauxhall vans topped the sales charts in July with retail sales up 37% year-on-year. Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manager stated that he was pleased to see that ‘Vauxhall are number one for retails…

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Win a years worth of Fuel for your vehicle!

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Crusader vans is proud to announce our competition to win a years supply of fuel for your vehicle. With the rising cost of fuel, this competition couldn’t come at a better time for consumers. All thats required is to answer a simple question about where we have hidden the Caped Crusader on the crusadervanleasing.co.uk website.…

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Toyota Hilux Invincible Leasing Price Crash!

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Crusader vans has done it again!!! Another fantastic pick up truck leasing offer for our customers. We have managed to secure a limited supply of Toyota Hilux Invincible 3.0 D4D Double Cab Pick Up trucks, exclusively for Crusader Vans customers. Many dealers are quoting November delivery for the popular Hilux model but we can deliver…

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Peugeot Partner Van Leasing Sale!!

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Great news for any company looking to lease a van! Crusader Vans have got hold of a batch of Peugeot Partner 1.6HDI 75PS S panel vans. Not only are they in stock for immediate FREE nationwide delivery but they are also at the shocking price of just £123 + VAT per month!!! The standard spec…

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Vauxhall Combo to be replaced with the Fiat Doblo…

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Fiat is to supply Vauxhall/Opel with a vehicle to replace the Vauxhall Combo which reaches the end of its life cycle at the end of this year. The new vehicle which is to be based on the same platform as the Fiat Doblo will be built at the Tofas plant in Bursa, Turkey where the…

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The VW Amarok launches with a bang……!

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The new VW Amarok has been put straight to the test by pulling down a 67m high steel chimney weighing in at approximately 140 tonnes and standing nearly the same height as Westminster Abbey! Four 200m lengths of rope were rigged to the top of the chimney and attached to the towbars of four standard…

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Broker Finance Up By a Third…

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Our Finance Lease and Contract Hire customers may be interested to know that the FLA (Finance & Leasing Association) the trade body for the asset finance industry, has announced that small businesses used brokers to access more that £700 million worth of asset during December, January and February. Broker introduced finance is up from 2.5bn…

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Renault wins twice at Fleet World Honours awards!

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Renault van leasing customers have cause to celebrate as Renault UK has achieved 2 wins at this years Fleet World Honours – Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer & Van Manufacturer of the Year. This follows the launch onto the UK market of a number of successful programmes for its fleet customers including the business promise and…

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Best Light Van Goes To the Fiat Doblo Cargo

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Fiat Doblo van leasing customers have cause for celebration as the New Fiat Doblo Cargo has been announced as Best Light Van in the Van Fleet World Honours Awards for the second year running. The Fiat Doblo has had a reputation for being a tough vehicle for the professional driver since its launch in 2000.…

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Volkswagen Scoops Three Awards…

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VW van leasing customers can be confident when taking a new VW Caddy, Transporter or Crafter after a panel of experts have chosen Volkswagen Vans as the winners of three categories in the 2011 Van Fleet World Awards. Now in its twelfth year, the Fleet World Honours has a pre-eminent reputation amongst the fleet industry…

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BVRLA to help funders….

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The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) is to launch a steering group to help potential funders better understand the needs of rental and leasing companies. The aim of the steering group is to help funders provide more competitive finance packages to British rental and leasing companies. The panel, which includes representatives from Prohire, Fleet…

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Vauxhall Top Retail Sales Chart

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Vauxhall van leasing customers will be pleased to hear that for the third time in three months the Luton based manufacturer has topped the retail sales charts. Vauxhall has seen impressive figures with 68% growth in retail sales year on year. The strong sales have enabled Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles to achieve a record breaking market…

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Euro 5 to reduce Vehicle Excise Duty…

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As of the 1st April 2011 the standard rate for vehicle excise duty (VED) on commercials went up to £210. So when buying your new van this year why not take a look at our range of Euro 5 models. Euro 5 Compliant commercial vehicles cost just £125 per year in VED. It may not…

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Help for Heroes get Support from Vauxhall!

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As part of a 2 year charity partnership, Vauxhall is supplying the charity Help For Heroes with four support vehicles, one of these being the New Vauxhall Movano. The charity will use the 3.5-tonne van to help it transport bulky boxes, as well as the equipment that is required for sport and air shows. On…

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Low Emission Zone, A Cleaner Greener London…

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The LEZ (Low Emission Zone) initiative was introduced in 2008 to encourage the most polluting vehicle drivers in the capital, to become cleaner.  In January 2012 the LEZ standards become more stringent, meaning an additional 72,000 larger vans and minibuses will fall into the category that has to meet the lower emission requirements designed to…

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VW Amarok Contract Hire Pricing!!

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Crusader Vans is excited to announce the arrival of the New VW Amarok. This is VW’s first foray into the pick-up truck market and is seen as a direct competitor to the Toyota Hilux. The Amarok gets a classy, aggressive interpretation of the VW grille, a six-speed gearbox, low-range transfer box, permanent four-wheel drive, locking…

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Crusader Vans reaction to the Budget 2011…

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The UK Motor industry has given a positive welcome to George Osborne’s 2011 Budget. Top of the pile was the chancellor’s decision on fuel duty. Mr Osborne’s first move was to cancel the anticipated rise in fuel duty. Although a key feature of this year’s budget, scrapping the rise of 1 penny is seen as…

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Nissan NV400 at the Commercial Vehicle Show…

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Nissan van leasing customers can look forward to an exciting addition to the award winning Nissan commercial vehicle range. The line up will get even bigger at the Birmingham CV show next month with the introduction of the company’s new large van, the NV400, which makes its UK premiere at the show. The NV400, which the brand…

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Vauxhall Vivaro Van Leasing Price Drop!!

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Its rare these days that you we get some really good news! Well here at crusadervanleasing.co.uk we are proud to shout out loud that our Vauxhall Vivaro van leasing prices have dropped, and not just by a little. Have a look at the Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive SWB. This is now £15 per month cheaper at…

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Ford launches Electric Transit Connect…

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Ford has presented its new zero emission Transit. Connect Electric Van at this years Geneva Motor Show. The environmentally-friendly commercial vehicle has been unveiled at the show ahead of a planned European launch later in 2011, following on from its successful introduction in North America last year. The Transit Connect Electric Van is a pure…

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Van registrations up in February by 23.8{67875dbbb75e239e1327433ad0a9237bcfc99dda436c4cdd620a2780dac0bd40}

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Here is some great news for van leasing customers in March. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have reported that van registrations were up 23.8{67875dbbb75e239e1327433ad0a9237bcfc99dda436c4cdd620a2780dac0bd40} to 11,113 in February. This means that more people are buying cheap new vans, driving competition up and therefore pushing prices down!! Paul Everitt, SMMT Cheif Executive says “The commercial…

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Crusader Vans Expands!

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As of the 1st of March 2011, Crusader Vans will also be able to offer its leasing and contract hire customers rates and offers on every single make and model of new car through its new website www.crusadercarleasing.co.uk ! Dave Rainer, general manager of Crusader Vehicles Ltd stated ‘A move into cars is a natural…

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Commercial Drivers Put Safety First…

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A survey put together by leading fuel card reseller The Fuel Card Company shows that fleet drivers are putting safety before there own comfort. The sat nav and the hands-free kit were voted the two most useful cab accessories in a poll of 1,106 of the company’s fleet customers. Approximately 42% said their in-cab satellite…

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Van Tyre Abuse On The Rise…

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An increasing number of van operators in the UK are at risk of causing a tyre related accident as they are failing to check and look after the condition of their tyres properly. The latest VOSA effectiveness report shows that ‘condition of tyres’ remains the most frequent prohibition defect at spot checks on light goods…

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Peugeot Van leasing range meets 2014 CO2 targets already!

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Peugeot UK is welcoming the introduction of new CO2 targets as it already meets stringent CO2 emission guidelines. The guidelines on CO2 will come into effect in 2014 and dictate that manufacturers must ensure that 70{67875dbbb75e239e1327433ad0a9237bcfc99dda436c4cdd620a2780dac0bd40} of their van fleet emit less than 175 g/km CO2 or less. This increases to 75 per cent the…

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VW Vans post strong results for January

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Volkswagen Vans enjoyed strong growth of 57.9 per cent in January, delivering 35,700 (22,600) light commercial vehicles across all European markets. 7,500 (5,500; +35.8 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers in the company’s home market of Germany. Deliveries to the rest of Europe also developed very well. The number of vehicles delivered in Western Europe…

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Vans to have Day time running lights

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New European legislation states that all new light commercial vehicles must use Daytime Running Lights (DRL) from now on. DRL are special low emission lights that turn on automatically when the engine is started, increasing visibility for other road users from the moment the driver gets behind the wheel. DRL are not as bright as…

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Vauxhall van leasing hits record figures

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Vauxhall commercials achieve record breaking retail market share…. Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has had a fantastic start to 2011, registering a retail market share of 18.85%, which is a massive 57% up on last January. Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager, said:  “We are delighted that Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles achieved the best retail share…

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Van registrations up in January!

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2011 saw an impressive start for registrations of vans up to 3.5 tonne GVW. The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) has reported a huge increase of 49{67875dbbb75e239e1327433ad0a9237bcfc99dda436c4cdd620a2780dac0bd40} for van registrations for the rolling year to January period. Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive states “Strong growth continues for van and truck registrations although uncertainty…

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19p a litre petrol….!!

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Good news for Van Leasing customers! British company Cella Energy based in Oxfordshire have invented an artificial petrol that emits no greenhouse gases and could cost as little as 19p per litre. The fuel which is yet to be named uses hydrogen which is currently much cheaper than oil. The first road tests are planned…

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Free Fuel from Fiat!

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Fiat Professional have launched a great new incentive to encourage customers to test drive their ‘International Van of the Year’ Fiat Doblo Cargo panel van. Any person taking a test drive before 30th April 2011 will receive £50 worth of fuel back as well as a free bacon roll. This means you can ‘fill up’ for free,…

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No let up in rising fuel prices….

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Fuel retailers fail to pass a fall in wholesale prices to customers… The AA has claimed the average wholesale price for petrol has fallen by 2p since January 11 from 41p to just over 39p. UK motorists are paying the highest prices on record while other countries have seen the cost of petrol reduced. Figures…

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High cost of purchasing a low carbon van

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According to a survey commissioned by the Department of Transport (DfT), the cost of buying a low carbon van is the main barrier to the slow take-up among commercial vehicle buyers. Questionnaires were sent out by the Government department in the summer of last year, to owners of both low carbon and non-low carbon vans.…

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Fiat introduce a new version of eco:Drive system for Commercial Van operators

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The Fiat in-car system designed to help motorists with their fuel economy, thereby reducing carbon emissions, is about to make an impression in the van market, and ultimately the Fiat van leasing market. The new eco:Drive system has proved popular for Fiat, attracting positive interest from approximately 34,000 motorists, who were able to provide information…

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RAC iPhone App

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The RAC, the UK’s longest established motoring organisation, have launched a FREE application for users of the Apple iPhone and the Google Android mobile phones. The app accesses your device’s GPS to calculate your precise location. It shows a start and finish point of any congestion in your vicinity, which is overlaid onto Google Maps.…

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The New Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano…

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Renault and Vauxhall are launching new versions of the Master and Movano which are due for release April/May 2010. The new Master and new Movano aim to become the segment’s benchmark for comfort thanks to a complete reappraisal of the driving position and controls, enhanced visibility and the availability of a raft of comfort-enhancing features…

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Electric Vans from Crusader!

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Crusader Vans is now able to offer an electric commercial vehicle, The Aixam Mega LWB Electric Van. With a load capacity of 3m3 and the ability to take normal sized pallets (despite its compact size) it is well suited to urban stop-start deliveries. Mega Multitrucks are the UK’s market leading ultra-light commercial electric vehicles, with…

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Funding Solutions for SME’s

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It has been reported that over 1 million vehicles will be registered to fleet and leasing companies this year. Fleet managers, especially those in small and medium sized businesses will be looking to secure finance for their new vehicles. However it appears they will be facing a tough battle, with underwriting criteria still very strict…

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Crusader Vans in the Daily Star!

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Here at Crusader Vans we are always looking for new ways to let our customers know that we have some of the very best offers around. Not only do we have some excellent funding rates starting from just 3.98{67875dbbb75e239e1327433ad0a9237bcfc99dda436c4cdd620a2780dac0bd40} flat but we are one of the companies that actually carry our own stock. Much of…

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Van sales are stabilising…

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), who are one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK, have released figures today that suggest van sales have started to recover. “Although vans are down 36% on the rolling year, the 0.8% decline in November suggests registrations have stabilized. Heavy trucks, down…

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Crusader Vans become BVRLA members!

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Crusader Vans have become members of the BVRLA After 18 months, Crusader Vans has finally become members of the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). Just so that you have some idea of how relevant the BVRLA is, they represent some 800 members who between them run more than two million vehicles and who…

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2010 Number Plates

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Here at Crusader Vans we have inquisitive minds and have been wondering what the new number plates will look like in March 2010. We are currently on the ’59 plate prefix as of September 2009 but where will we go from March 2010……? Registration plates on today’s vehicles were first changed in September 2001. The…

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VAT Increase

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The standard rate of VAT was temporarily reduced to 15% on the 1st December 2008 and will return to 17.5% on the 1st January 2010. What will this mean for commercial vehicle sales? Many people are under the misconception that if they order their new vehicle now but don’t take delivery until after the VAT…

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Fiat Scudos with Huge Savings

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If you require a mid size van that is also economical, then the Fiat Scudo L1 H1 1.6HDi 90PS panel van has to be top of your shopping list. This is especially true if you spend the majority of your day doing stop/start town driving. Due to the lower engine size, less fuel is used…

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Parking Fines – Some Information!

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Parking fines; we seem to get them more and more these days!! However there is some justification to parking fines and restrictions although its hard to believe! Parking fines generate much needed revenue for local authorities to help pay for everything to do with our local road network. This can be things like new signs,…

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The Commercial Vehicle Show 2010

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The Commercial Vehicle Show held at the NEC in Birmingham, is Britain’s largest and most successful road transport event. The show in April 2010 will allow exhibitors and visitors to identify ways they could improve efficiency and maximise profits. It will focus on the road transport and logistics industries and is an ideal place for…

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Citroen LCV sales soar for September…

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Figures published this week show that Citroen LCV have delivered one of there best ever September results, and have virtually matched its September 2008 LCV sales volume – finishing down just 0.31% in the month year on year; Just 9 registrations! It has also been announced that 1 in 10 LCV’s sold in September were…

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Scrappage Scheme To Be Extended!!

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Lord Mandelson has announced that the UK scrappage scheme which originally started in May this year has been extended to cover a further 100,000 cars and vans. The £300m initiative had been due to end in February or when the limit of 300,000 vehicles being scrapped was reached. So far 227,750 orders have been placed…

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Citroen Nemo – The UK’s ‘Greenest’ Van – 84mpg!!!

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Citroen have long been at the forefront of the UK LCV market in terms of their ‘green’ credentials. This has been reinforced with their current LCV line up which includes 3 vans that fall into the sub 120g/km CO2 emission LCVs – – C2 Enterprise van (113g/km) – Nemo 1.4HDi SensoDrive van (116g/km) – Nemo…

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Summer Special on Citroen Berlingo LX Vans!

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Another summer speacial from Crusader Vans. The Citroen Berlingo has been taken to the next level with the new model range. It is bigger dimensionally in every department. The all new cab boasts a host of storage areas and the standard equipment on all models includes central locking, a trip computer, electric front windows, and…

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Hunt for The truth in Internet Van Sales.

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Truth. It seems to be one of the hardest things to winkle out of anybody selling anything over the phone. Try asking for a definitive answer to the question “what is the actual price?” when you’re talking to someone about funding and buying a van on HP or lease. My tip to you is always…

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Van Scrappage Scheme – Is it all its cracked up to be?

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The Government’s car and van scrappage scheme “will provide motorists with a £2,000 discount on new vehicles bought when they trade in cars and vans that are 10 years old. It will be a time-limited scheme until March 2010.” (Alistair Darling, April 22nd Budget) The Chancellor gave the impression that the £2,000 per new car/van…

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New Iveco Daily Van – Cheapest Leasing Prices!

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The Iveco Daily panel van has always enjoyed a reputation as a strong, heavy-duty workhorse but lacking in finesse in terms of styling, comfort & ergonomics. The New Iveco Daily Panel Van has been completely revised with modern styling and an entirely re-worked cab. It also boasts a range of diesel engines that any manufacturer…

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Why van leasing is better than renting.

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I am often asked why should I take a van on finance lease instead of renting one on a long term basis? Well the answer is simple. When you lease a van you you get to choose which van you have – what colour it will be, what options you want and what size and…

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Citroen Berlingo 1.6 Hdi 75PS X

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The Citroen Berlingo has been taken to the next level with the new model range. It is bigger dimensionally in every department. The all new cab boasts a host of storage areas and the standard equipment on all models includes central locking, a trip computer, electric front windows, and internally adjustable door mirrors. ‘What Van’…

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Reasons why now is a good time to lease a new van

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I was asked the question the other day, why should I lease a van now in these hard economical times? Well the answer to that is that it is a buyers market out there. One of the key factors is the abundance of overage stock available within the market place. Many of the major manufacturers…

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Two birthdays in one week for Claire!

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Congratulations to Claire in our office who celebrated not only her Birthday yesterday, but her first year anniversary of working at Crusader Vans today! Many more to come we hope!! Claire also had the added surprise of a small gift from Thorntons, the specialist chocolate maker, sent to her by Volkswagen for her continued success…

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The Winds of Change!

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Here we are at the start of a new era! Crusader Vans has signed up with the highly successful digital web agency, Fresh Egg who specialise in seo friendly websites. As well as our online marketing, Fresh Egg will also be tasked with the development of the Crusader Vans website. With their vast knowledge and…

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Hydrogen Fuel Generators

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Hydrogen generators as an alternative to conventional petrol-LPG conversions for LCV’s With ever increasing fuel costs, we are seeing an increased demand for LPG/Dual Fuel vehicles. At roughly 60 pence per litre, LPG represents a huge saving over conventional fuels such as diesel and petrol. LPG converted vehicles also have the added benefit of being…

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