A Luton van has a boxed load area behind the cab, which extends over the top of the cab, providing additional storage space A curtainside van, meanwhile, is one whose sides are made not of fixed material, but of canvas curtains which can be drawn back to allow easier loading. They are also known as tautliners. The curtains are usually fitted over a galvanised steel or aluminium frame, and there will be doors, a shutter or sometimes canvas at the back.
When you’re looking for a used Luton or curtainside van, there are several things you’ll need to consider. For example, will you need a tail lift or low-loader to get heavier goods in and out of the van? Do you deliver in low light situations, when lighting in the load area would be useful? You may also want to ensure the load space has restraints to keep goods secure, or a tow bar if you plan to attach a trailer.
Among our used Luton and curtainside van stock are a variety of familiar makes and models, all of which have been adapted for their purpose. The Transit Luton, for example, is both durable and highly drivable, with more recent models incorporating an array of clever features. The
Citroën Relay, meanwhile, is available in two sizes as both a curtainside or solid Luton van.The latest model has a loading volume of up to 20 cubic metres, an LED interior light, hard-wearing plywood flooring and a writing panel.
Other options include the reliable and comfortable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the spacious
To test drive one of used Luton or curtainside vans, give us a call at our Maidstone and Harlow dealerships. We offer a range of van leasing and van finance options to suit your budget, meaning your investment will be affordable.