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The perfect workman’s vehicle for your business

2017-04-06 14:42

Whether it’s visiting clients, transporting goods or driving to meetings, at some point or another you will probably be required to get behind the wheel of a workman vehicle. Whatever your business needs, a vehicle can function as a sizeable investment and one that could very likely elevate your company to the next level.

With so many different options on the market, deciding what vehicle is the right fit can be a daunting task. We’ve done some of the work for you though, basing our top business vehicle options on the following considerations:

·         Fuel consumption

·         Features

·         Comfort

For the salesman on the go

When clients are scattered across town and public transportation just won’t do, the VW Passat makes the perfect business partner. Boasting an amazing average claimed fuel consumption of just 5.0 l/100 km for the 2.0 TDI models, the Passat will save you money while allowing you to travel in great comfort. Featuring a Nappa leather interior, you will feel well-kept on the road while the heated front seats are sure to keep you toasty on cold days. It also comes standard with a USB interface with iPod/smartphone support, so you can play your favourite tunes as you make your way to your next big deal.

For the entrepreneur with a love for pets

Pet transportation businesses have become all the rage in recent times, with many pet owners entrusting their beloved pooches in the care of someone who will get them to their destination in the safest way possible. Enter the Nissan NV200 panel van – the perfect vehicle to suit all your transportation needs. With a sliding side door and double rear doors, getting pets in the van will be a breeze, with the in-built side impact protection system ensuring that the furriest members of the family are kept safe and sound. In addition, the NV200 has a claimed combined fuel consumption of 7.3 l/100km for the 1.6i petrol engine and just 4.9 l/100km for the 1.5dCi diesel, saving you on fuel for the trips ahead.

For the handyman who does it all

When the job varies and the load is heavy, it only makes sense that a handyman would need his tools with him at all times. This is where the Chevrolet Utility comes in. With an average of 7.2 l/100km with the 1.4 engine or 8.1 l/100km with the 1.8 engine, the Chevrolet Utility has one of the lowest fuel consumptions on the market, allowing you to go farther while extending your business at the same time. This vehicle boasts a remote central locking system for the Club and Sport models and power steering. A load carrying capacity of 703 to 763 kg, depending on model, will give you ample space to carry any extra tools you may need, while the striking exterior design makes for a pretty sexy area to display your business logo.

For the courier service that delivers at all costs

Whether it’s transporting goods or mail, choosing the appropriate vehicle for your deliveries is a very important task, and one that could make or break your business. A good option would be the Ford Transit Custom  – a panel van that is almost as reliable as you are. Fitted standard with a kerb-side door and double rear doors, getting goods in and out of a vehicle has never been easier, with the power steering and steering mounted controls making driving effortless. The Transit Custom comes complete with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to relax to some laidback tunes as you make your way through town. And with a fuel consumption of just 6.6 to 7.3 l/100km (depending on model), the Transit Custom is the perfect match for a discerning business owner.

For the construction guru with good taste

Construction work requires many variables, with heavy goods usually performing at the heart of the business. The Ford Ranger is here to put your mind at ease, offering enough space and functionality to make your construction business flourish to its full potential. The Ranger features power steering, air conditioning (optional on base models), ABS and EBD (optional as part of Safety Pack on base models), making driving a breeze while performing its job almost as well as you do. Aside from looking amazing on the outside, the Ranger also comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity (from XLS models up) and aux in – giving you ample opportunity to unwind to some good music after a long day on site. With an average fuel consumption of between 6.6 and 9.0 for the range of diesel models, the Ford Ranger will keep you on the road for less, while offering you reliability and comfort.


Whatever your business needs, Autotrader has the perfect model to realize your company’s potential. With over 65 000 cars to choose from, Autotrader South Africa is sure to suit your tastes and needs. Find the perfect vehicle for your business on AutoTrader.

All images courtesy of Autotrader SA

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