Can I change the classification of my crew van from N1 to M1?

I have a 2010 Vauxhall Combo crew van with five fixed seats, five doors and four side windows plus front and full rear windscreens. The payload is 1995kg. The main use of the vehicle is for work (travel between areas for work, not carriage of goods for work) and for carrying my sports gear for weekend camping trips. Do I have a case to argue a change of classification based on the design and current use of the van?

Asked on 21 May 2019 by Jelly

Answered by Dan Powell
In our experience, the DVLA is usually reluctant to change the classification of a crew cab van from N1 to M1. This is down to the fact that the owner usually wants their van to qualify for the higher, car-like speed limits. It's worth a try, but you'll have to provide a strong argument to prove the van's original classification was flawed.
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