Van Reviews

THE INSIDE TRACK- Sprinter holds its own amongst the competition | VAN REVIEW

The Sprinter may be due for replacement in the next 18 months, but it still holds its own amongst the competition If a manufacturer can get a high recognition factor through the name of its vehicle design, it’s almost a guarantee for success for generations to come. While an obvious example of this success comes in the form of passenger ...

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FIT FOR PURPOSE -Vivaro Race Van Concept | VAN REVIEW

Designing the interior can make all the difference to efficiency and practicality. Hard on the heels of the recent announcement of the sale of the Vauxhall brand in the United Kingdom to French conglomerate PSA, comes the reveal of two new concept vans from the British van maker. Representing the first release of new concepts in over a decade, the ...

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THE SECOND COMING – LDV G10 Van | VAN REVIEW

Can LDV win back Australian buyers? – Report by Rob Randazzo LDV (Leyland DAF Vans) has certainly had a rocky past, changing ownership four times since becoming an independent company in 1993, and moving base from Britain to China to become part of the SAIC conglomerate. After much hype but little action by the previous Australian importers and distributors, WMC ...

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DAILY EXERCISE | VAN REVIEW – Iveco Daily

The IVECO Daily range has been a story of continuing improvement since its launch, as the Italian manufacturer fine tunes the specification for the Australian market to make it very much more competitive and decidedly more attractive to purchase. The Daily light-commercial range encompasses vans of all sizes, from low-roof models to high-roof, varying length wheelbases, and increased cargo volumes ...

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THE VAN MAN | Small Van Review

Rob Randazzo and Brenton O’Connor review the small to medium van sector. Visitors to Sydney airport can gain an immediate impression of the importance of the van segment to the courier market simply by walking past the huge DHL courier depot located adjacent to the domestic terminal. It’s a hive of activity as dozens of yellow bee-like Ford Transits of ...

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TRAFIC MANAGEMENT | VAN REVIEW-Renault TRAFIC flair and clever design apply to the one-tonne van

Renault shows that flair and clever design can also apply to the humble one-tonne van There are times when you can’t get enough of a good thing, and that’s a great way of explaining why Delivery Magazine has a continuing flirtation with the Renault Trafic. For so long we’ve been driving one-tonne vans around the city streets that did the ...

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COMPACT AND CUTE | VAN REVIEW- Renault Kangoo

It’s the small van with French flair as Kangoo increases its appeal The small van market is certainly interesting, as until the arrival of the Volkswagen Caddy this segment didn’t really exist. Other than the Suzuki APV, which remains largely unchanged for the past decade, other manufacturers in the van market concentrated on one-tonne panel vans, relying on the Mitsubishi ...

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SWIFTER SHIFTER | REVIEW FORD TRANSIT-AUTOMATIC

Ford adds an automatic transmission to selected models in the Transit line-up can be a challenging commodity, especially when long-serving employees that have a wealth of personal knowledge finally retire, taking that deep understanding of the company and its business with them to enjoy as memories and to share their superannuation. Consequently, when Ford Australia chose to launch the latest ...

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TRAFIC MANAGEMENT | VAN REVIEW – REANULT TRAFIC

Renault shows that flair and clever design can also apply to the humble one-tonne van There are times when you can’t get enough of a good thing, and that’s a great way of explaining why Delivery Magazine has a continuing flirtation with the Renault Trafic. For so long we’ve been driving one-tonne vans around the city streets that did the ...

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FORD Transit – The Automatic Choice | Van Review

Ford takes a new look at its commercial vehicle range with the addition of an automatic transmission to the Transit – Words by Chris Mullett Back in 1965, over half a century ago, Ford Motor Company in England revolutionised the light commercial vehicle industry. By launching the Ford Transit range this signalled to other vehicle manufacturers that van drivers could ...

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