Vans and Minibuses are classified as light commercial vehicles. These are designed to seat more people or transport more baggage than a regular saloon car. Their size is such that they are neither a multi-purpose vehicle nor a full-size bus or truck. Vans are designed to transport both goods and people. These are used by businesses to transfer cargo and supplies from one area to another.
On the other hand, minibuses are more focused towards transferring people. These vehicles occupy between 8 to 30 people. They are used for a variety of reasons, which include their use as public transport for paid fare along fixed routes, private transport in the form of recreational vehicles and corporate transport such as use by hotels to provide their guests with pick-and-drop facility and companies to provide employees transport service.
Popular models in Pakistan
Suzuki Every – This is a traditional Japanese style van with 5 doors and seats for 4 people. The model is designed to have high roof and provides high load capacity. This automobile is ideal for transporting cargo and supplies around the city and even to nearby towns.
Toyota HiAce – This is one of the most popular light commercial vehicle in Pakistan. Its users rate it as an excellent camper-vehicle with plenty of room for kids, luggage and pets. The vehicle retains its value over the years as it is extremely reliable and dependable. Word around is that if you keep it properly serviced your vehicle will keep on going for many years. It is often rented-out by families from travel companies for their recreational trips.
Mercedes BenzSprinter – Backed by German engineering and technologies, this vehicle has lots of storage space and excellent fuel economy. It is a big vehicle with ample leg space up front and nice, comfortable seats. It provides true comfort on long runs.