Van Reviews

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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CADDY SHACK | Van Review – VW Caddy

VW Globally prepares to launch its all-new Caddy while continuing to develop its e-Crafter for zero-emissions operation. Volkswagen continues to power along on a plateau, with sales for 2019 across the globe showing deliveries of 491,600 light commercial vehicles, just 1.6 per cent below the level of the previous year (499,700). While the company recorded modest growth in the European ...

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It’s all in the name of Morris Commercial |Feature

British nostalgia is resurrected in Worcestershire – Chris Mullett reports. British vehicle manufacturing has a splendid history in The Midlands of the United Kingdom, but to the knowledge of Delivery, the village of Hinton on the Green, in the Vale of Evesham, was never part of that great heritage. With the opening of the Midland Railway in 1864, an essential ...

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Pub, Club or Sightseeing trip? | Van Review

Luxury travel with your designated driver and seven mates – words and images by Ed. Higginson When it comes to luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz usually leads the way and if you need the capacity for eight people, then the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a great place to start. The updated V-Class hit Australian showrooms in late 2019 when Mercedes-Benz gave the class ...

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CUSTOMISED | Van Review – FORD Custom Van

Ed Higginson investigates the latest Ford Transit Custom in its various versions. When it comes to vans, the Ford Transit is one of the oldest names on the market and has experienced years of success with the number-one sales spot in many countries around the world since its debut in 1965. While it might not have reached number one in ...

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Jamming with the Trafic | VAN REVIEW – Renault Trafic

Warren Caves enjoys a little French distraction from Renault.  When you’ve been flat out all day, installing power points, swinging a hammer or laying carpet, the last thing you would want to do on the way home is swap cogs in a work van with a manual transmission. While this may not bother some, Renault must have recognised that it ...

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FAMILY FIRST | VAN REVIEW – Toyota Granvia

Warren Caves finds the new Granvia is rather more than a Mum Bus As Toyota drops the long serving Tarago to make way for the Granvia, does it have what it takes to fill the rather large, family-friendly Tarago boots? The Toyota Tarago hit the Australian market in 1983, largely unopposed in the people-mover market. Prior to that time, families ...

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MAINTAINING MOBILITY | IVECO DAILY joins forces with AVIDA

Iveco’s Daily joins forces with Avida for maximum mobility camping Regular readers will be aware of the many attributes of the IVECO Daily van and cab-chassis range but here’s one example that’s particularly impressive and appealing to those with mobility challenges. Motorhome manufacturer Avida was the first local motorhome manufacturer to provide a wheelchair access motorhome as a production unit. ...

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VAN MAN STYLE | Van Review – Toyota Hiace

Stuart Martin tackles Toyota’s latest diesel Hiace and finds smaller horses are definitely better If ever there was a company that lived by the motto “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” it’s Toyota. The now-superseded Hiace was an epic example of that mantra, remaining largely unchanged for 15 years. It dominated the segment in the face of ever-stronger competition, ...

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