Van Reviews

EXPERT OPINION | Van Review

 Is this the best-kept secret in the medium-sized van market? Warren Caves investigates A renewed focus on the Australian market prompted Peugeot Australia to release a trio of light-commercial vehicles onto the local market in 2019. The Expert mid-sized van sits nicely between the smaller Partner and larger Boxer offered by Peugeot to compete with the likes of the Hyundai ...

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PLAYING IN THE TRAFIC | Van review – Renault Trafic

Neil Dowling takes the shortest version of Renault’s van range for a workout. RENAULT’S efficient Trafic van now comes with one less feature that will delight every delivery operator – a clutch pedal. The 2020 Trafic, distinguished by a more imposing and arguably prettier face together with upmarket vertical taillights, now adds an automatic transmission to compete on a level ...

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BOXING CLEVER | Van Review – Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot now adds the third piece to its small to medium van collection. Peugeot is now making significant traction in the van segment as buyers come to appreciate the often quirky, but always stylish, approach of this French manufacturer to the task of shifting goods in an urban environment. The Boxer takes Peugeot on a new route, moving into a ...

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CAUGHT IN TRANSIT | Van Review – Ford Transit Van

Ford’s new-generation large van boasts a heritage of over half a century – Words and images by Ed Higginson. When you talk of vans, the Transit is a probably at the head of the list for product recognition. The first model set radical new standards for van design, comfort and performance, also gaining the rather dubious accolade that it was ...

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PEOPLE MOVING PRACTICALLY | Van Review -Toyota Commuter GL 

Join Delivery’s Ed Higginson for a drive in Toyota’s Commuter GL . Toyota’s Hiace van has a long history in Australia, with its first appearance way back in 1967. Now into its sixth generation and after a 15-year wait, the new update is a major event for Australia’s largest selling mid-size van. This is indeed a big deal, with Toyota ...

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FULLY CHARGED | TRANSPORT NEWS – Jordan Gilliland takes to the EV market with the Renault Kangoo

Jordan Gilliland takes to the EV market with the Renault Kangoo THERE is no question to it: There’s an electric future in the automotive world and the reality is that it’s coming upon us fast. Some European cities already plan to phase out sales of diesel vehicles and the UK recently announced it would ban new petrol, diesel and hybrid ...

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CHINESE CHEQUERS | Van Review-LDV

LDV offers two choices in the medium van market – Words by Stuart Martin The van battle is not simply a Korea versus Japan proposition, with cameos from the Europeans and the Chinese having staked something of a claim to a spot in the cheap and cheerful end of the segment with its LDV G10 and V80 ranges. The LDV ...

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THE PREFERENCE FOR PUGS | Van Review – Peugeot

Peugeot focuses on reinvention and rejuvenation of the brand It’s the newest small van to launch onto the Australian market and if you go for the top of the line model it’s full of technical innovation and safety equipment that would impress even a prestige car owner. But we are talking here of the entry-level Peugeot Partner, a small van ...

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Rubber Solution | Company Profile – Jim’s Franchise Tyre Replacement Service

Jim’s Franchise brings tyre replacement to your door With 35 years experience working in the automotive industry, many spent as a tyre store manager, Russell Langham was looking for a change and the chance to work for himself. Knowing the tyre industry inside out, the solution for Russell was to take on a franchise operation for a relatively new division ...

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Expert Advice | Van Review

Peugeot strengthens its focus on the Australian LCV market European mid-size vans have taken the fight to the established Asian brands in recent years and the reasons are easy to understand. European vans have long enjoyed a reputation for incorporating higher levels of safety, improved standards of ride and handling and for offering more comfort to minimise driver fatigue. They’re ...

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