The van world has always been a rich and varied one. In 2022, this looks set to continue with a series of new models due to arrive on the scene, giving buyers more choice than ever. They come from all manner of manufacturers, too, showing that the van segment is very much alive and well. 

So let’s take a look at some of the models we’re expecting to see hitting the roads in 2022.

Volkswagen Multivan

Volkswagen is on a roll with its commercial vehicles, having introduced its latest Transporter, California and Caddy models recently. They’ve gone down a storm, too, which is why it’s looking to extend it with the release of a new Multivan. 

It’s acting as a replacement for the Caravelle, but rather than being based upon the Transporter’s platform is underpinned MQB layout favoured by Volkswagen’s passenger cars. This gives it a flexible layout as well as the very latest interior tech. 

Nissan Interstar and Primastar

Nissan has a strong history of making reliable and well-made vans, as well as – more recently – electric versions. Its range has undergone a rebrand, too, with the NV400 and NV300 nameplates ditched in favour of Interstar and Primastar, respectively. 

Available in a variety of different lengths and heights, even base-spec vans boast DAB radio, cruise control and LED front headlights. 

Ford Tourneo Connect

Ford’s Transit is one of the best-known vans in the business and this popularity has seen a trickle-down effect on the rest of its commercial range. It’s looking to build on this even further with the introduction of a new MPV, the Tourneo Connect. 

It shares a platform with the latest Volkswagen Caddy, meaning it’s got space for seven people and plenty of VW-sourced features. It’s available in short- and long-wheelbase formats too. 

Mercedes Citan

Mercedes recently updated its top-tier Sprinter van and now it’s the turn of the compact Citan. The smallest van in the range, it’s available both as a conventional panel van and also as a more passenger-focused ‘Tourer’ version, giving it a wide spread of appeal. 

It shares a lot in common with the new Renault Kangoo and will be available not only with petrol and diesel engines but also as a fully-electric model badged eCitan. 

Renault Kangoo Van E-Tech

Much like the Mercedes Citan, Renault’s Kangoo also gets an electric version – the Kangoo Van E-Tech. With a 90kW electric motor linked to a 45kWh battery, the Kangoo will return up to 186 miles between charges, so more than enough for average drives. 

Plus, it’ll be available with charging speeds of up to 80kW, meaning that 106 miles of range could be added in as little as 30 minutes.