Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Wiltshire firm appointed sole distributor of luxury vans

Michael Austen


The UK’s biggest used van supermarket has been appointed as the South West’s only supplier of the stylish MotionR vans offering carbon fibre body kits and luxury interiors.

The first MotionR models – which are inspired by rallying and super cars – are now available from Big Van World at Chelworth Industrial Estate near Cricklade.

Company boss Michael Austen (pictured), agreed to partner with the team behind MotionR after realising that some drivers want vans with a bespoke touch.

He said: “More drivers are wanting their vans to be functional and reliable yet with more performance, more eye-catching and luxury as standard.

"Inspired by years of experience working with supercars and including features often seen on those cars, these vans are fun to own and drive.

“This seemed an obvious move for us to offer customers these high performance vans alongside our other stock.

"The vans are large, colourful and will appeal to anyone who appreciates the hand-built quality of the interiors. They work well for both business and leisure.”

Motion R is a new company based in Dungannon in Northern Ireland where the directors have more than 50 years’ experience in the motor trade. The company is a recognised licensed trader with Ford.

Lee Bray, co-founder of MotionR, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Michael and the team at Big Van World, it’s a perfect partnership.

"We have chosen our partners with great care as customer experience is very important to us. This is a new venture because we feel there’s a market for vans with more flair.

“Our vans have bespoke carbon fibre styling packages, handcrafted leather interiors, individual alloy wheels and so much more.

"Each has a two-year guarantee and we take each individual job very seriously.”

Big Van World is the UK’s largest used van supermarket. Established over 20 years ago by Michael Austen, the company employs more than 40 people and sells more than 2,000 vehicles every year.