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Also driven: Citroen Dispatch, Hyundai i10 Classic and Range Rover Sport



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Citroen Dispatch L1H1 1200
Engine: 1.6HDI: 90bhp
Price: £14,270+VAT

The International Van of the Year 2008 is a comfortable carry-all that should appeal to small businesses as well as fleets, thanks to the choice of two wheelbase lengths, two heights and three engines.

Standard Smartnav navigation helps distinguish it from its identical rival Peugeot Expert and Fiat Scudo. Car-like to drive, the Dispatch we tested was nippy but noisy at speed.

Hyundai i10 Classic
Engine: 1.1 Manual,
Price: £6,495

For the price, it’s hard to fault the i10.

While driving isn’t particularly refined, it’s responsive for its engine size and is smooth on rural and urban roads.

The entry-level model has air conditioning, central locking and CD, MP3 and aux port.

Space for passengers and luggage is sufficient for its size and Hyundai’s five-year warranty is an added bonus.

Range Rover Sport HSE TDV8
Engine: 3.6 litre V8 turbo diesel
Price: £54,900

The addition of the TDV8 engine to the Range Rover Sport line-up boosting power and torque by more than 40% over the TDV6 with only a small drop in fuel economy.

Impressive in-gear acceleration and a glorious V8 exhaust burble are the reward for the £6,000 price premium.

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