Tag Archives: Vans

FORD FIASCO | Company Review – FORD

Can Ford regain lost ground with Transit? – Words by Chris Mullett Recent history shows that Ford Motor Company has been incapable of performing even basic marketing activities when it comes to presenting its light commercial range to the Australian buyer. Despite producing excellent products such as the Ford Transit Custom and Transit standard van that rank competitively against all-comers ...

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WORK AND PLAY | VAN REVIEW – Renault Trafic

Renault’s Trafic Crew blends business and pleasure – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  The European assault on the hotly contested, 1.0- to 3.5-tonne van market continues to gain traction, with the likes of Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Fiat and Renault all taking firm swipes at traditional Australian consumer choices, Toyota’s HiAce and Hyundai’s i-Load. If you move ...

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CHINA CALLING | Van Review – LDV

Competitive pricing helps LDV to  more than double its market share. Chinese van maker LDV flew under the radar in 2018, quietly growing its market share and producing a growth rate to the end of November of 145 percent (source: VFACTS). Sales increased from 2017 to the corresponding 11-month period of 2018 from 2315 to 5679 vehicles, represented by the ...

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Sprinter Takes the High Spot | VAN REVIEW-Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Stuart Martin reviews the new Sprinter from Mercedes-Benz.  Shots have been fired back across the bow of former bedfellow Volkswagen with the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. No longer will Sprinter and Crafter follow down the same production line under the terms of the original joint venture with similarities as to body but with differences of engine, driveline and ...

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SMOOTH MOVER | VAN REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is much more than just a mum bus  – Words by Stuart Martin.  John Travolta did his level best to make people-movers cool in Get Shorty, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made short work of some nasty Beemer-driving assassins while driving one as well, but the benefits of moving the masses in a vehicle appropriate to ...

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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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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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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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