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SHANGHAI SHOW AND TELL | TRANSPORT News

China emerges from the mist to become a significant player in the auto industry – Report by Chris Mullett  News reports mentioning trade imbalances and preferential tariff pricing are not generally topics that affect the average person. Export and import decisions are made by industry leaders or Governments, and the first the public knows about it is when a product ...

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CAUGHT IN TRAFIC |TRANSPORT NEWS – The latest developments in the world of LCVs from France, Japan and India

Australia’s best-selling medium-sized European van, the Renault Trafic, is gaining a new sibling as the French manufacturer rejigs its Trafic range, enabling buyers to take advantage of Government incentives for tax breaks when purchasing new equipment. Into the Renault model mix comes an 85 kW long-wheelbase variant, extending the range lengthwise from the short-wheelbase 5.2-cubic-metre version that uses the same ...

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TAXING TIMES | TRANSPORT NEWS -Neil Dowling investigates the gains and the losses of Fringe Benefit Tax

Neil Dowling investigates the gains and the losses of Fringe Benefit Tax So, you expect your new ute in the driveway enables you to claim exemption from Fringe Benefit Tax? That might have been the situation when utes easily carried one-tonne payloads and tools for the tradie. But times, and definitions, are changing.  Understanding the complexity of Fringe Benefit Tax ...

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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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New Narva OE style push button switches combine practicality with factory finish

It’s now easier to achieve a clean factory finish following the launch of Narva’s new range of OE-style push button switches, which are designed to fit into a vehicle spare switch space without needing to cut into the dash. Providing a professional OE appearance, the buttons feature laser etched L.E.D symbols with backlit blue illumination, and are available for a ...

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