Why are there no 3.0-litre vans on sale?

I want to replace my Mercedes Vito which is a 3.0-litre CDI 120. But today no one sells 3.0-litre vans?

Asked on 3 May 2019 by Simon

Answered by Dan Powell
Vans don't tend to need such large engines anymore. The latest batch of smaller 2.0 turbodiesels provides similar power and torque, with lower emissions and running costs.

If it's power you need then something like the 204PS Volkswagen Transporter Sportline might interest you: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/trans.../

Or the 170PS Ford Custom Transit Sport van: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-cus.../

We have been running the Transit Custom Sport for a few months, you can read our progress with it here: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/our-vans/ford-transit-custom.../
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