What is a VAN?

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Van is the name given to cars with the most perspective of flexibility in utilizing the inside space. It’s options of a varying number of seats and hence luggage space.


There are roughly four kinds of vans:


Two-Box Van:

The one called a “Bonnet van (Bon van)” or an “Estate van” includes a low vehicle height and a luggage space within the back. It’s mainly the motorcar type (a type traditionally called a light-weight van). The most loading capacity of this sort is 200kg for Kei car and 350 – 500kg for the registered car (standard size car). While the utmost loading capacity is that the smallest among the cargo vans, relatively low fatigue level of passengers and lower vehicle height are its distinctive features.


Fourgonette Van:

It’s a van with a configuration of a well-liked car within the front and an oversized cargo confine the rear, which has been seen in small European cars for an extended time. Fourgonnette indicates a boxcar among the fourgonnette, which is that the general name for little cargo vehicles (small trucks) in French, and it’s substantially a reputation for the little bonnet van derived from a well-liked car.


Monospace Van:

A monospace commercial vehicle that encompasses a common design with MPV and minivan or their derivative is seen among the ECU cars the foremost. It’s a tall cabin and a cargo compartment, and therefore the bonnet is shorter compared to the total length, so it’s sometimes called the one and a half-box in Japan. most of them have a line of passenger and passenger/cargo combination versions.


Monocorps Van :

The Monocorps type includes a high vehicle height and there’s no independent bonnet, so outsized floor space is allocated to the cargo compartment. It’s the mainstream in some parts of Asia including Japan because of its superior space efficiency and vehicle operability. On the opposite hand, it’s unfavorable in driving position and front collision safety compared to the fashion with a bonnet, so Japanese vans of the 2000s or later have a minimum crushable zone and also the deformation prevention structure of the cabin.

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