Author Archives: Chris Mullett

Pub, Club or Sightseeing trip? | Van Review

Luxury travel with your designated driver and seven mates – words and images by Ed. Higginson When it comes to luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz usually leads the way and if you need the capacity for eight people, then the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a great place to start. The updated V-Class hit Australian showrooms in late 2019 when Mercedes-Benz gave the class ...

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CUSTOMISED | Van Review – FORD Custom Van

Ed Higginson investigates the latest Ford Transit Custom in its various versions. When it comes to vans, the Ford Transit is one of the oldest names on the market and has experienced years of success with the number-one sales spot in many countries around the world since its debut in 1965. While it might not have reached number one in ...

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Jamming with the Trafic | VAN REVIEW – Renault Trafic

Warren Caves enjoys a little French distraction from Renault.  When you’ve been flat out all day, installing power points, swinging a hammer or laying carpet, the last thing you would want to do on the way home is swap cogs in a work van with a manual transmission. While this may not bother some, Renault must have recognised that it ...

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Mercedes-Benz Vans | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mercedes-Benz vans and utes will step up from a standard three-year warranty to five years. V-Class, X-Class and Marco Polo variants will be covered by a five-year / unlimited kilometre warranty, with five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and a three-year / unlimited kilometre warranty for the 12-volt battery. Where the above variants are used in a commercial application, a ...

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LIGHT DELIVERIES WITH MITSUBISHI FUSO | Light Truck Review

Ed Higginson reports on the improved safety features of the ‘Not So Squeezy’ Canter FUSO’s Canter range has recently been updated with a range of safety features, raising standards for drivers operating in the light truck delivery arena. The step up in safety features includes advanced (autonomous) emergency braking (AEB),  lane-departure warning (LDW) and electronic stability control programming (ESC) bringing ...

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TRANSPLANT SURGERY | COMPANY PROFILE -HM GEM

Ed Higginson finds that a full engine replacement is a very viable alternative to major repair In our modern throwaway society, reconditioning of automotive parts has become less common. Not too many decades ago you would normally send away brake shoes or clutch plates to be relined, starter motors to be rewound or engines, transmissions and diff housings to be ...

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BETTER BUSINESS | Company Profile -The BMD Group shows how personal involvement translates to corporate success

The BMD Group shows how personal involvement translates to corporate success There can be a world of difference in outcomes when interviewing executives of corporate businesses. The gap often comes down to the obvious personal involvement and entrepreneurial flair of some management teams, typified by their ability to make decisions and drive change. This contrasts strongly with more formal management ...

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FAMILY FIRST | VAN REVIEW – Toyota Granvia

Warren Caves finds the new Granvia is rather more than a Mum Bus As Toyota drops the long serving Tarago to make way for the Granvia, does it have what it takes to fill the rather large, family-friendly Tarago boots? The Toyota Tarago hit the Australian market in 1983, largely unopposed in the people-mover market. Prior to that time, families ...

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MAINTAINING MOBILITY | IVECO DAILY joins forces with AVIDA

Iveco’s Daily joins forces with Avida for maximum mobility camping Regular readers will be aware of the many attributes of the IVECO Daily van and cab-chassis range but here’s one example that’s particularly impressive and appealing to those with mobility challenges. Motorhome manufacturer Avida was the first local motorhome manufacturer to provide a wheelchair access motorhome as a production unit. ...

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APOLLO HEADS BUSH | VAN REVIEW – X-Class Apollo Camper

Stuart Martin joins the Greek God of Happy Campers If the description of beardless, youthful and athletic fits your persona, then perhaps, like Apollo, you’ll be a worshipper of the sun, light, knowledge, music, art poetry, oracles, medicine, archery and prophecy. With all these attributes you could be thinking you might need a massive motorhome to carry all these qualities ...

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