There's an emerging trend within the popular 2.5 to 3.5-tonne medium-sized van segment that's offering a practical alternative to the large SUV or dual cab ute as a work-and-play vehicle – the Crew van.

The Hyundai iLoad, Mercedes Vito, Toyota HiAce and VW Transporter all offer the option of a second row of seating to carry a 'crew' of up to six people, while still providing a warehouse-sized cargo bay in the back.

In 2017 Renault has joined the battle with its own Crew based on the super-long wheelbase Trafic van.