- Created on Tuesday, 23 May 2006 12:16
Bevangroup, one of the country’s leading commercial vehicle body build and repair specialists, has launched a new van to the market, based on the generic Luton design, responding to the increasing demand for vehicles under 3.5 tonnes. Using specialist build techniques and materials, it has produced a lighter and more streamlined version of a standard Luton van without losing the integral strength, a trademark of Bevangroup design.
“Young drivers are now coming into the industry with licences that do not allow them to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, resulting in the Luton design becoming the workhorse of Britain’s transport industry,” explains director Anthony Bevan. “The new Bevangroup Luton has been designed to balance performance, fuel economy and capacity through lighter build techniques and by improving the vehicle profile.
“The bodywork is constructed using thin, high-strength glass reinforced plywood, which plays a crucial role in trimming down the weight. A newly-designed, streamlined dome replaces the traditional box shape above the cab and collars have been fitted between the cab and the bodywork to reduce wind resistance, making the vehicle more streamlined for better performance.
“Many of our customers are in the process of increasing the number of 3.5 tonne vehicles they operate,” continues Bevan. “Bevangroup’s new Luton model has been developed specifically to help them maximise their fleet’s performance by giving them more payload in a cost efficient vehicle.”