Van Reviews

SPRINTER DEBUT | UTE Review -2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

One of the world’s best vans just got better – Warren Caves takes a first drive of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter It’s not often that an existing light commercial vehicle model continues to win accolades and awards when a replacement model is waiting in the wings, but that’s exactly the case for Mercedes-Benz and its Sprinter van range. The current ...

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CLASSICAL GAS | Transport News – Will stepping back into gas be the way forwards to reduce emissions?

Habitually the domain of the taxi industry, will stepping back into gas be the way forwards to reduce emissions?  Words by Chris Mullett. When fuel prices are low nobody gives a hoot about the cost of filling a tank. But, as prices rise, as they are doing so currently, the cost of fuelling a vehicle takes on a greater significance. ...

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Cheeky Chappie | Small Van Review – Citroen Belingo

Warren Caves finds there’s much to like about the baby Citroen, especially pricewise – Images by Torque it Up With the looming release of an all-new Citroen Berlingo van for 2019, Citroen dealers are offering sharp pricing to lure buyers and put money back in business owners’ pockets. With drive-away pricing starting at $19,990 for the Berlingo L1, and $23990 ...

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Wards get their Daily indulgence | TRANSPORT NEWS

As distributors of natural food products, Ian Ward and his wife Linda of ‘Earthly Indulgence’ spend long hours on the road each day delivering a range of goods to supermarkets, cafes, health food shops, chemists and fitness and well-being centres. Such is the workload that the couple have equipped their 12m³ IVECO Daily 50C van as a mobile office, this ...

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The Invisible Van | VAN REVIEW

Since the split of the joint manufacturing relationships with Mercedes-Benz that enabled the Sprinter and Crafter to be built at the same Mercedes-Benz production facilities in Ludwigsfelde and Dusseldorf in Germany, Volkswagen has introduced a totally new Crafter model designed by VW and built in a new greenfield factory at Poznan in Poland. It’s an all new design and one ...

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BECOMING A-CUSTOMED | VAN REVIEW – Ford Transit

Brenton O’Connor takes the wheel of the Ford Transit Custom SWB Auto. The van market has changed dramatically in recent years. It was not that long ago that the van offerings in Australia were limited to Japanese cabover van designs (where the driver sits on top of the front axle, and the engine is underneath the drivers cabin), and, as ...

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VanAbility | VAN REVIEW -Chinese manufacturer LDV is chipping into mainstream van supply.

Chinese manufacturer LDV is chipping into mainstream van supply with a cost-competitive alternative in the form of the G10 In the world of automotive envy, it pays to remember that some buyers have no interest in which brand, model or perhaps even colour of vehicle they purchase. Some, having bought and paid for the new vehicle that will be used ...

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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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