Is there a 4WD van available?

I'm a self-employed gardener and occasionally I need to drive up rough tracks to my work sites. I have a 2004 Peugeot Partner 2.0-litre HDi van and I would like to buy something similar but with four-wheel drive. However, apart from ads I've seen for rare old 4WD Kangoos, they seem unavailable. The hulking pick-ups & Defenders favoured by farmers are just too awkward for me in terms of tool storage, loading and security, let alone the running costs. Any suggestions?

Asked on 28 July 2012 by SL, Lancaster,

Answered by Honest John
You can get a Peugeot Partner or Citroen Berlingo with 'Grip Control', which is an electronically controlled differential combined with 216/60 R16 Mud + Snow tyres and offers ‘standard’, ‘snow’, ‘all terrain’, ‘sand’ and ‘ESP off’ settings, so these should get you anywhere a part-time 4WD can go.

You can also get aftermarket 4WD conversions for bigger Ford Transits and Renault Masters and, a couple of months ago, I drove a factory-converted 4WD Mercedes Sprinter bus over the 4x4 course at Millbrook.
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