Light Truck Reviews

EURO OPTIONS

EURO OPTIONS When it comes to buying a light truck, are you feeling European in your tastes? Do the options available from the factories of Italy, France, Germany and Turkey tempt your tastebuds in the quest for comfort, practicality, fuel economy and safety, or would you be better off with Australia’s favourite light truck standby, the products of Japan? Admittedly, ...

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Family Ties

UD Trucks has a strong reputation over decades ofavailability inAustralia. Dave Whyte tries out the MK11 250 at the lighter end of the marke The UD brand has come a long way since it became a member of the Volvo Group. While UD Trucks has always had a loyal following in Australia, in recent years it would seem the brand has ...

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Happy HINO

With its best sales results for seven years, the Hino brand is hopeful of continued growth through 2016 Amidst the power and the passion associated with customers that consistently buy heavily customised trucks with North American drivelines, or highly sophisticated European makes, there exists almost a third dimension of truck buyers, those that just want a utilitarian workhorse. Welcome to ...

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Tradie’s Special

Isuzu has trumped the ute market by offering a fully-bodied service pack fit out for the compact NLR light truck. If you’ve been following the sales performance of the Japanese truck manufacturers you’d be aware that Isuzu can rightfully claim to have held the number-one sales spot nationally, for the entire truck category, for 27 consecutive years. That solid performance ...

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Smart Solutions

Close cooperation brings its own rewards: Words and images by Chris Mullett Fleet orders of 50 vehicles in one hit are something of a rarity in the Australian market. But, when the fleet in question encompasses a customer service requirement on a national basis, it’s imperative that proper research takes place prior to placing the initial order. Delivery Magazine has ...

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Daily Gets Dirty

Dave Whyte plays in the mud with the Iveco Daily 4×4 The Iveco Daily is a popular model in the light-truck market, with plenty to offer in terms of comfort and performance. With different cab options, a strong driveline and the ability to be driven with a car licence, it is certainly a versatile model, and a strong sales performer for ...

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The Daily Double

IVECO’s crew-cab light truck has much to offer IVECO is continuing its revitalised restructuring throughout its range, and the Daily is no exception, with the latest models being far superior in terms of quality and appeal than the early production versions. The Daily dual-cab in light truck form at 4.5 tonnes GVM is a specific case in point. Able to ...

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An Automatic Success

Isuzu adopts improved levels of automation to increase appeal.  The achievement of being the leading supplier of trucks in the Australian market for 27 consecutive years comes from continually modifying and improving the product range in a market that is one of the world’s most competitive. Isuzu is the company in question, and it has achieved its enviable sales position ...

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Friends in Hino Places

With 51 years of sales in the Australian market, Hino is strengthening its presence. The old adage about leading your horse to water but not beingable to make it drink could be likened to overseas truck manufacturers offering their products to the Australian market and then finding nobody is in a buying mood. Brand loyalty means a lot to the ...

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STEPPING UP

When you want to climb up the corporate ladder, the ideal foundation may well be an IVECO Daily Australians are known to be early adopters, hence the now common sight of zombie-like beings attached to their mobiles by earphone as they cover the daily commute by bus or train. But when it comes to adopting new ideas for vans and ...

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