Light Truck Reviews

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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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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The Right Time | Light Truck Review

Neil Dowling heads for the spanners and a few days on the tools.  Light trucks have started chewing into the workhorse one-tonne market currently dominated by a plethora of utes, as operators demand greater payload, increased reliability and occupant safety. Isuzu Trucks Australia has been the most obvious competitor to the utes, last year starting its “Ready to Work” marketing ...

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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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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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THE RIGHT TIME | Light Truck Review

Neil Dowling heads for the spanners and a few days on the tools.  Light trucks have started chewing into the workhorse one-tonne market currently dominated by a plethora of utes, as operators demand greater payload, increased reliability and occupant safety. Isuzu Trucks Australia has been the most obvious competitor to the utes, last year starting its “Ready to Work” marketing ...

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SHOCK TREATMENT | Light Truck Review- Fuso Canter Electric

FUSO goes electric as Ed Higginson takes at the wheel Electric power has become the common buzzword when talking about new-vehicle developments. All the major vehicle manufacturers have announced electric vehicles (EVs) and some have already hit Australian showrooms, with even Harley Davidson announcing an electric motorcycle! Over the past two decades we have seen alternative fuels try to break ...

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BYD and Nexport Electrify the Australian Truck Market | TRANSPORT NEWS

Chinese automaker BYD has announced the signing of the largest single EV order for the Australian market to supply  electric commercial vehicles. The purchase agreement, which is also BYD’s largest Asia-Pacific order, was signed by Australian new energy truck and bus specialist Nexport  and  Macquarie  Group’s Corporate and Asset Finance (CAF) at  BYD’s headquarters in  Shenzhen.  The agreement is  a  key step ...

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READY TO WORK | FUSO-Fuso is geared up to start work with pre-bodied options

Warren Caves finds that Fuso is geared up to start work with pre-bodied options. Fuso plans to help customers to “hit the ground running “with its Built Ready range of pre-bodied trucks, centred around its hard-working Canter and larger Fighter models. As dependable as a pair of old boots, Fuso’s Canter range has been a common sight on Australian roads ...

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LIGHT RELIEF | Light Truck Review – Isuzu N-Series

As Isuzu Trucks’ approaches its 30th consecutive year as the overall market leader in commercial vehicles, Ed Higginson evaluates the appeal of the N-Series. The N-Series enters the new year with a broad range of updates and improvements, matching the timing of the company’s move into new corporate head office at Truganina, in south western Melbourne. Delivery Magazine was on ...

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