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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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June sale of commercial vehicles rocket upwards | TRANSPORT NEWS

Sales figures for June 2020 released by the Truck Industry Council record the best monthly sales EVER recorded in Australia. In total 4,620 heavy trucks and vans above 3.5t GVM were sold last month, eclipsing the previous best monthly result, that of June 2018, when 4,231 trucks were delivered. The major growth was in the small end of the heavy vehicle ...

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Drive your office to visit your clients | TRANSPORT NEWS

WITH SOCIAL distancing set to be in place for the foreseeable future, a new trend is emerging amongst British workers in need of ways to manage remote working and travel for work, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 British adults commissioned by the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars, Auto Trader, has highlighted a nervousness around ...

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TRICKY WITH THE TECHY! | Feature -Stuart Martin checks out the safety benefits of new technology

Stuart Martin checks out the safety benefits of new technology The automotive world is moving ever faster to adopt new technology to help those behind the wheel avoid accidents or at least mitigate the results. The adoption of modern active-safety technology is taking place far more quickly than the implementation of earlier safety systems, such as anti-lock brakes and airbags, ...

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LDV on a rapid roll forwards

LDV on a rapid roll forwards | TRANSPORT NEWS

Chinese automaker LDV is celebrating the milestone of 20,000 vehicle sales since its introduction to the Australian market in 2014. As the first Chinese 5-star ANCAP safety-rated brand, sales peaked at a  record-breaking 1,052 units sold in June. LDV’s commitment to even safer motoring starts with the introduction of standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on its new large commercial van, ...

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Australia’s largest engine and cylinder head remanufacturer, HM GEM, has launched the largest and most comprehensive range of ALL NEW cylinder heads available in the Australian market| TRANSPORT NEWS

The extensive range of high quality HM GEM Cylinder Heads is in excess of 140 models with stock available for immediate delivery from nine strategically located warehouses stretching from Adelaide to Cairns. In sourcing the castings and valve train components from overseas, stringent safety measures ensure the highest quality standards and a perfect fit. On arrival at HM GEM’s ISO ...

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Improve your headlamp performance with Narva replacement globes | TRANSPORT NEWS

The onset of winter is an ideal time for drivers of all vehicles to check their vehicle lighting performance and consider replacing  their headlight globes for improved visibility. Auto electrical lighting specialists NARVA advises that Halogen globe light output diminishes over time and performance globes can make a big difference to visibility with the potential for gains of up to 150 percent more light achieved ...

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Upgrades for the LDV T60 Trailrider  | TRANSPORT NEWS

This next-generation LDV T60 Trailrider now features its first in-house designed D20 diesel engine available from parent company SAIC, in teh form of a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit with a single scroll turbocharger that produces 120kW at 4,000rpm and 375Nm from 1,500rpm and Bosch’s third generation, high-pressure common rail direct fuel injection technology. The T60 Trailrider incorporates the now standard suspension tune specifically for Australian ...

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Isuzu D-MAX and M-UX back on deck | TRANSPORT NEWS

Production has resumed for Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) with D-MAX and MU-X manufacturing back up and running in Thailand, with the Samrong Plant resuming production from the 5th May and with the Gateway Plant scheduled to reopen from the 18thMay 2020. Not only are the vast majority of IUA Dealers open to full capacity, providing sales, service and parts support ...

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Sprinter Transfer minibus hits the Aussie roads | TRANSPORT NEWS

With service intervals at 40,000 kms or two years, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Transfer speaks volumes on lowering the cost of ownership.   The standard safety equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist, reversing camera, Lane Keeping Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST and front and window airbags for driver and co-driver.    Additionally a whole range of optional safety and assistance systems ...

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