Founded in 1937, Toyota took on a Japanese market dominated by American automobiles and rose to become not just one of the world's biggest car makers, but one of the world's biggest companies full stop. Toyota has always prioritised substance over style, and has earned itself an excellent reputation for reliable, safe and well-built commercial vehicles, which benefit from a class-leading warranty.
The virtually indestructible Toyota Hilux is Europe’s bestselling pick-up truck, and boasts astounding durability allied to a large load bay and strong towing capacity. The latest generation, launched in 2015, is powered by a 2.4-litre diesel engine with four-wheel drive and a locking rear differential, which helps with off-road grip, as standard. Despite its no-nonsense capabilities, it has a pleasant cabin, with durable yet comfy trim and a wide range of standard equipment, including air conditioning and a radio CD player with Bluetooth. Safety kit includes seven airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and hill start assist.
The Toyota Proace is a great value compact van that's stylish, economical to run and very strong on practicality. At its largest – it comes in three lengths - it will carry up a payload of up to 1,400kg, and can tow up to 2,500kg. Twin sliding side doors, wide enough for a euro pallet on medium and long versions, are standard and combine with a low load sill to make getting cargo in and out easy. On the road, it's equally at home on the motorway, where it's refined and quiet, and around town thanks to its small size and good visibility. The seats are supportive and comfortable too, so you needn’t have any worries about covering high mileages.
When you buy one of the commercial vans for sale at Essex used van dealers Vanwise Group, you can do so with peace of mind. We put all our vans through extensive checks before they go on sale, and offer a selection of used van finance packages to make our models affordable.