I’ve always been a fan of vans. And what’s not to like, even the little ones have room for lot’s of stuff, and you don’t have to worry about it if it starts raining, like you would with a pickup truck, for instance.
Vans in Ireland come in all sizes, from big to small, but the vast majority are the small ones. They make handy little worker guy vans and they are everywhere. One cool little thing you don’t see in the US is the Citroen Berlingo.
The Berlingo comes in panel vans and a multispace suv type thing, but they are identical except for the extra seats and creature comforts of the suv version. They have been built since the 90’s, and have tiny little diesel and petrol engines, but lately the engines have grown to 2.0 liters.
The newest Berlingo’s have grown slightly larger than this one, but cost considerably more…. I guess that’s progress.
Spotted this VW Caddy van in downtown Dublin…
They also have little peanut motors as compared to cars in the states, and are almost all diesels.
This Ford Transit Connect, made in Spain, was spied on the M3 highway. They are advertised to have advanced diesel engines that can get 70mpg, although I think they meant liters.
This last van is a Peugeot Parner, a Peugeot branded Berlingo van.