Author Archives: Chris Mullett

Sprinting into October- TRANSPORT NEWS – New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The new Sprinter will arrive in Australia in October 2018. More than 1700 different Sprinter variants can be generated by combining body types, drive configurations, cab designs, body lengths, tonnages and load compartment heights. The panel van and cab chassis variants will launch in October 2018, followed by the minibus and tractor head versions early in 2019. Front-wheel drive and ...

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LDV TRIPLES ITS MARKET SHARE | TRANSPORT NEWS

Chinese brand LDV has strengthened its position in the Australian market with sales up 155.6 per cent year on year and total sales of 511 vehicles (Facts July YTD). The LDV T60 ute recorded 270 sales, recording 2.2 per cent of its sector in July. The LDV G10 and V80 vans secured 10 per cent of the largest van segment ...

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X-Class V6 lands in December | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch date of its flagship X-Class model 350d 4MATIC as December, with pricing of $73,270 for the Progressive model and $79,415 for the Power version (Plus dealer delivery and on road costs). The new X 350 d 4MATIC flagship X-Class model will arrive in Australia during the month of December 2018 with a powerful six-cylinder engine, ...

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RANGER REBELLION | UTE REVIEW – Ford Ranger-Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers?

Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers? The old adage that Aussies love their V8s is looking a bit thin these days, thanks to the demise of the V8 from the Ford and Holden shopping list. The introduction of stricter emissions controls has resulted in the cubic capacity decline amongst some of the ...

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UTE PURRFECTION | UTE REVIEW-HSV SportsCat

Brenton O’Connor and Ed Higginson find purrfect harmony in the HSV SportsCat The Brenton O’Connor viewpoint Given that dual-cab utes are far more than a load carrying workhorse with steel wheels, vinyl seats and flooring, powered by gutless four-cylinder non-turbo diesel engines, the Australian buyer has been swamped with a range of high quality options from a range of manufacturers. ...

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X-PRESS DELIVERY | Ute Review MB X-Class

Warren Caves drives the highly anticipated X-Class 350d 4MATIC. Images by Torque it Up Photography and Daimler Europe Mercedes-Benz chose the diverse landscapes and visually rich country of Slovenia for its press launch of the X-Class 350d 4MATIC, prior to it being released on sale in Australia. The beautiful scenery provided the perfect backdrop for Delivery magazine to take part ...

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Australia Post adds 1300 new vans to delivery fleet | Transport NEWS

Australia Post will introduce 1300 new commercial Mercedes-Benz vans into its fleet in coming months. James Dixon, General Manager Transport and Air Networks for Australia Post, said the organisation has purchased a combination of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito vans, which are among the auto brand’s safest vehicles. “At Australia Post our number one priority is the safety of our people ...

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RAM Trucks Australia launches a cannonade of fire against the standard Aussie ute.| TRANSPORT NEWS

The Aussie ute market just got turned on its head with the impending release of the RAM 1500 Forget your tarted up Japanese utes that used to cost $18,000 and now cost upwards of three to four times that pricing structure. There’s a new player in the game and it comes down to the three letters of RAM and it ...

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STEPPING UP | UTE REVIEW – ISUZU D-MAX

Isuzu upgrades the D-MAX and MU-X to counter increased market competition – Words by Ed Higginson Isuzu continues to push to increase its popularity with several D-MAX updates coming in 2018. With strong sales for the past nine years, the Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) team is looking for a tenth consecutive year of over 10 percent growth, which will lead ...

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THE HALO EFFECT | UTE REVIEW – Toyota HiLux Halo

Suart Martin takes time out in the up-spec models of the HiLux. The rich mix of dual-cab ute sales in Australia has prompted changes to the HiLux model line-up. A trio of new ‘Halo’ models have been installed at the top of the range, in and around the long-serving SR5 flagship and the SR model on which they are based. ...

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