Author Archives: Chris Mullett

NEW Fuso Rosa protects its precious cargo | TRANSPORT NEWS

The new generation Fuso Rosa features the most advanced safety features to ever appear in the Australian light duty bus class. Every new generation Rosa will be protected by a comprehensive range of safety features including Advanced Emergency Braking, which can perform full emergency braking in the event of a potential collision. This advanced radar-based system can even detect, and ...

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SERIOUS INTENTIONS | Ute Review

 The new Isuzu D-Max SX 4×2 has the goods to be a contender, says Warren Caves after his first taste of the workhorse tray-back. The highly anticipated, all-new, third generation Isuzu D-Max has arrived and finally come of age. An all-new engine, heaps of safety and tech in a refined styling package, allows the new D-Max to rub shoulders with ...

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EXPERT OPINION | Van Review

 Is this the best-kept secret in the medium-sized van market? Warren Caves investigates A renewed focus on the Australian market prompted Peugeot Australia to release a trio of light-commercial vehicles onto the local market in 2019. The Expert mid-sized van sits nicely between the smaller Partner and larger Boxer offered by Peugeot to compete with the likes of the Hyundai ...

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JUST IN CASE | Sprinter 4×4 Review

Mercedes-Benz adds all-wheel drive for the 2020 Sprinter – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  Mention the name of Mercedes-Benz in the same sentence as 4WD and it’s easy to switch in a vision of the venerable Unimog; the smaller, yet capable G-Wagon; or the X-Class ute. With the release of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4X4 is ...

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HILUX more Australian than ever | Transport News – Toyota HiLux

The HiLux is now more Australian than ever, thanks to the development and evaluation work performed by Toyota Australia’s design and engineering teams for both local and international markets. The company’s local design team played a considerable role in styling the exterior of the HiLux range, as part of an international team, while its local engineers focused on evaluating and ...

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PLAYING IN THE TRAFIC | Van review – Renault Trafic

Neil Dowling takes the shortest version of Renault’s van range for a workout. RENAULT’S efficient Trafic van now comes with one less feature that will delight every delivery operator – a clutch pedal. The 2020 Trafic, distinguished by a more imposing and arguably prettier face together with upmarket vertical taillights, now adds an automatic transmission to compete on a level ...

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BOXING CLEVER | Van Review – Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot now adds the third piece to its small to medium van collection. Peugeot is now making significant traction in the van segment as buyers come to appreciate the often quirky, but always stylish, approach of this French manufacturer to the task of shifting goods in an urban environment. The Boxer takes Peugeot on a new route, moving into a ...

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THE LIGHT FANTASTIC | Light Truck Review – Hino 300

Hino 300 gets set for a new generation of light truck buyers – Words by Neil Dowling It is often the small things that can transform both the fortunes of a vehicle manufacturer and reduce the costs of its consumer. In the case of fleet vehicles, efficiency is the king of the business’ bottom line. But growing emphasis on the ...

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AFMA conference Postponed | TRANSPORT NEWS

With only 12 weeks to go until our scheduled November conference, AfMA has decided to postpone the conference & exhibition until the 20th and 21st May 2021. This decision reflects the need to deliver a safe and successful conference for all stakeholders. While the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has developed an excellent Venue Safe Plan the uncertainty of COVID-19 ...

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STELLANTIS | TRANSPORT NEWS -50/50 merger of Peugeot S.A. (“Groupe PSA”) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

The first quarter of 2021 is expected to cement the 50/50 merger of  Peugeot S.A. (“Groupe PSA”) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. with the resultant group to operate under the new corporate name of Stellantis. The name Stellantis comes from a derivation of the Latin verb “stello” meaning “to brighten with stars”. It is completely irrelevant to any form of ...

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