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ANCAP Announces 5 Star Safety Rating for Australian Developed Ford Ranger

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced it has awarded the all-new Ford Ranger a 5-star safety rating. The Australian-developed Ford Ranger achieved the top ANCAP safety rating based on detailed assessments from tests conducted by EuroNCAP, which reported the results achieved by the all-new Ford Ranger as both remarkable and impressive. In fact, the all-new Ranger is ...

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Development of All-New Mazda BT-50

All-New BT-50 range Two brand new diesel engines, a MZ-CD 2.2 litre 4-cylinder and a MZ-CD 3.2 litre 5-cylinder, have been developed for All-New BT-50 in addition to brand new 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions All-New BT-50 is available in three different body styles – Single Cab, Freestyle Cab and Dual Cab Three different model grades are available – XT, ...

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New Generation Isuzu D-MAX Launches in Thailand

Isuzu UTE Australia is celebrating the revealing of the new generation Isuzu D-MAX that recently launched in the Thai market. Seen for the first time globally at the Thai launch in Bangkok, the revealing of the all new Isuzu D-MAX has presented an exciting new model lineup of the new generation 1-tonne utility. As a production model, the design and ...

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VW Amarok wins Ute of the Year Award

It’s the Amarok, and for ute buyers in Australia it means the rule book has just been rewritten by Volkswagen. We often read of a new vehicle being a “step ahead” or the “next generation” but in the case of the Amarok it’s both of these and considerably more. For the purposes of the quest to identify the “Delivery magazine ...

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10,000 sales for Isuzu D-MAX

Isuzu UTE’s premium D-MAX one-tonne range of utes and cab/chassis has racked up its first 10,000 sales in Australia, 2½ years after launching locally. The milestone was reached as D-MAX sales continue to steadily rise, exceeding 600 last month for the first time and in February topping 500 for the third time. First quarter 2011 sales are up 40 per ...

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Tyre Fitters Turn Pink

Kumho Tyre Dealers Support The McGrath Foundation On Pink Fitters Day The world of tyre retailing will again turn a shade of pink on Friday 8th April with more than 1000 Kumho tyre fitters around the country sporting pink shirts to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. Local Kumho tyre dealer staff and fitters will wear special pink shirts on ...

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WAECO launches new compressor refrigerated van systems

WAECO has released its new CoolFreeze 850VAN compressor-cooled container. This solution by the specialists for mobile refrigeration turns the most ordinary delivery van into a perfectly equipped refrigerated transport. The large-scale box, which can accommodate 850 litres, is a made-to measure fit for the loading space in the Ford Transit Connect, Fiat Dobló, Renault Kangoo, Citroën Berlingo and the Peugeot ...

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Van overloading adds to fuel costs

More van and light goods vehicle (LGV) operators may be unwittingly increasing their fuel and running costs, and reducing their safety by overloading their vehicles. A report by UK organisation VOSA showed that the LCV overloading prohibition rate by traffic enforcers increased from 66.9 percent in 2008/09 to 72.7 percent in 2009/10. Unless operators compensate for carrying heavy loads by ...

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Volkswagen Amarok First Dual-Cab Ute To Receive 5 Star ANCAP Rating

The Volkswagen Amarok is officially the first ute in its class to be awarded a 5 Star rating by ANCAP (The Australasian New Car Assessment Program), making it the safest dual-cab ute in Australia. All Amarok variants with permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and selectable 4MOTION four-wheel drive were awarded this 5 Star rating. To achieve an ANCAP 5 Star rating, ...

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