Author Archives: Chris Mullett

Triton Ute claims mislead purchaser | TRANSPORT NEWS

MITSUBISHI Motors Australia (MMAL) has lost a claim by the owner of a Triton ute that the fuel label on his vehicle was misleading and deceptive, in a case that has implications across the industry, reports motor industry newsletter GoAutoNews. The crux of the case was that the buyer wanted better fuel economy than his 2008 Triton and that the ...

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Isuzu Truck range turns 60 | TRANSPORT NEWS -Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) and Isuzu Motors Limited (Japan) are jointly celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Isuzu Elf truck range, also known outside of Japan as the N Series. The Elf was first introduced by Isuzu Motors in August 1959 and made available predominantly in Japan and neighbouring Asian countries. The first generation, two-tonne, cab-over design Elf sported a ...

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EXY EXTREME

Top shelf upgrade for the premium Utility | TRANSPORT NEWS –

Fieldays 2019 has been a busy time for the team at RVE. With utes featuring heavily in motor registrations and Fieldays being the key sales milestone in every year in New Zealand, hero products take up much time and man-hours in the months leading up to this very Kiwi event. 2019 has been no different, as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class X ...

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X-Clusivity joins X-Class Line-Up | TRANSPORT NEWS – Mercedes-Benz X-Class Ute

Following the release of the new X 350 d 4MATIC X-Class model in December last year, Mercedes-Benz has announced a limited edition variant called The Edition 1. Available in three different colours, kabara black, bering white or rock grey. For the exterior parts, black is the order of the day: boasting a black centrally positioned star and twin-louvre radiator grill, ...

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Gas in the Groove | TRANSPORT NEWS – Alternative Fuels

Australians are known as early adopters, with the take-up of smartphone and tablet technology making us one of the most prolific groups of technology users globally (per head of population). Something does seem to have gone amiss, though, when it comes to the adoption of alternative fuels. Last year, Delivery reported on the lack of enthusiasm evident in the take-up ...

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Stepping Up | UTE REVIEW – International CV

International launches its CV Series as a competitor to the latest US Pick-Ups. It’s being marketed as the small truck made by big truck people and that’s certainly not a description that can be used by International’s competitors to describe their own products. How you perceive the CV Series depends on your own perspective, but coming from a company that ...

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SPRINTER UPDATE | VAN REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Brenton O’Connor takes the wheel of the rear-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314 Long Wheelbase Van Late in 2018, Mercedes-Benz Australia launched the all-new Sprinter range. This included, for the first-time, front-wheel-drive offerings in addition to the rear-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive, cab chassis and transfer bus options that Sprinter customers have come to expect. It’s this expansive product offering of 1700 variants that is ...

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DAILY DELIVERY | VAN REVIEW – Iveco Daily

Iveco shows it is well placed for local urban distribution – Words and Images by Brenton O’Connor. With the massive growth in e-commerce and online business, including a grocery home delivery trend led by the likes of Coles and Woolworths, light trucks sales have risen dramatically. When someone is contemplating purchasing either a single van or a fleet of light ...

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Controlling Influences | Accessories – REDARC

Stuart Martin reports on the Redarc portfolio of accessories and control systems. A doubling in size is not the aim when it comes to diets or debt; but when you’re in business, it can be a good thing. Sustainable organic growth is a well-worn phrase in the automotive industry, but many don’t manage to achieve it. The staff at Redarc ...

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Ford proves two turbos are better than one

RANGER BI-TURBO | UTE REVIEW -Ford proves two turbos are better than one

In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ahead of the second-placed Mustang. The bigger five-cylinder engine remains, offered in six-speed ...

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