Tag Archives: Volkswagen

More grunt for Amarok | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Australia has confirmed an engine upgrade for the Amarok with a new EU6 190kW/200kW on overboost tune of its V6 engine heading to Australia in the third quarter of 2018.  The current EU5 V6 engine offered in the Amarok produces 180kW on overboost, and 550Nm of torque.The new, higher output Amarok will be first available in ...

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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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CORE VALUES | UTE REVIEW -Stuart Martin evaluates the Volkswagen Amarok TD1420 8A in Core mode

Stuart Martin evaluates the Volkswagen Amarok TD1420 8A in Core mode. The updated Amarok trumpeted its arrival with an Audi-sourced V6 brute of an engine, but there’s still a four-cylinder in the Amarok pricelist, for those that look for a more practical approach to their utilitarian habits. The twin-turbodiesel four-cylinder powers the bulk of the Argentinean-built load-lugger’s range, and the ...

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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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TRENDY TRADIES TRAVELLING TOOLBOX | UTE REVIEW 4×4

Delivery Magazine delves into the growth of the off-road load carrier for the recreational tradie – Stuart Martin reports  To suggest there’s been solid growth in the LCV 4×4 dual cab segment of the Australian new vehicle market is akin to suggesting the Coalition has a mild dislike of alternative energy options. The multipurpose machine that tows both tools and ...

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Medium well-done

An impressive field of mainly-Euro mid-sized load carriers gave the Delivery Magazine Medium Van of the Year judges plenty to think about.   Judgment Day Stuart Martin delivers his adjudication Mercedes-Benz Vito 114 – Second It’s the most expensive here – although the IVECO gets close – but given the standard safety features and its composure on the road there’s ...

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Small Solutions

Delivery looks for the best in the light-van category through the eyes of six judges Judgment Day As the head of the judicial panel, contributing editor Stuart Martin provides his overview of the four contenders facing off for the small-van title, including the award’s defending titleholder, Renault’s Kangoo. In this four-way contest, each of the participants carried 300 kg of ...

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On The Bus

Delivery’s people-mover category brought an interesting variety of options, some of which are totally unique in appeal and practicality. For Rob Randazzo, the thing that sets people movers apart from other load carriers is that your load has the ability to express its needs and opinions – and does! The only real unique advantage is that it self-loads (or unloads) ...

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Little Boxes

The fourth-generation Caddy returns to petrol power – Words by Chris Mullett Without doubt, the groundswell of interest in small car-derived delivery vans pretty much owes its success to the Volkswagen Caddy. While there were predecessors such as the Holden Combo, the Caddy got the backing of the manufacturer through a focus on light commercials that wasn’t even considered relevant ...

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The Money or the Box

For VW’s Transporter T6, the focus is all about fuel economy – Words and images by Chris Mullett Recent entrants into the highly contested medium van segment that have arrived on our shores from China may at first sight look like they provide a financial benefit over the established European brands. But, although the one box van shape may look ...

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