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2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore

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2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore

A new Sportline variant of the latest T6 Volkswagen Transporter has been released for overseas markets, transforming the humble light-commercial vehicle into an uber-cool people-mover...

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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen ranks to be bolstered by budget SUV and ute models
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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen ranks to be bolstered by budget SUV and ute models

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will soon see the addition of a pair of new, more affordable models in the form of the G300 from early 2017. The new model – well, not really new, because the Gelandewagen has been around for quite some time now! – will be offered in two body styles: a single-cab-chassis utility with two seats, or a four-seat station wagon...


2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added
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2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added

Volkswagen has detailed new connectivity updates to its 2017 model-year commercial van and people mover ranges, while drive-away 'Runner' editions of the Crafter and Transporter models continue to be offered. Updates for the new model year include an electric tailgate fitted as standard for Multivan Highline and Executive variants, an updated infotainment system with App Connect and iPhone interface along with new exterior colours for the Caddy van...


2016 Nissan Navara RX 4x2 King-Cab Chassis Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Nissan Navara RX 4x2 King-Cab Chassis Review

In a market that seems to have an infinite array of choices for buyers, the 2016 Nissan Navara RX WD king-cab manual has a bit of something for everyone.

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$32,990

2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade
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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, which has been recalibrated to meet Euro 5 emissions standards...


Medium van sales are booming right now
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Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 2134 of its Vito vans over concerns a loss of brake fluid which could lead to brake failure. According to the German auto maker, the brake fluid reservoir may not have been secured properly due to a manufacturing fault. If the reservoir moves, brake fluid could be lost, which could lead to a deterioration of braking efficiency...


Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy
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Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy

Buying an affordable workhorse van can mean some compromises – but depending on if you're willing to take a gamble on an emerging brand, you might not need to sacrifice space for price. As such, we’ve brought two well-known small vans – the Volkswagen Caddy, Australia’s best-selling model in the segment, and the Citroen Berlingo, a go-to second option – and the much larger, but also cheaper, LDV G10...


2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate 4x2 Single-Cab Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate 4x2 Single-Cab Review

You can't ignore the value on offer in the 2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate base model, but it misses the mark in other ways...

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2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Multivan, Caravelle recalled for airbag fix
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2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Multivan, Caravelle recalled for airbag fix

Volkswagen is recalling 268 vehicles from its 2016-model year T6 Transporter, Multivan and Caravelle lines over concerns that the left side airbag may deploy incorrectly. The German manufacturer reports that the passenger side airbag may not deploy correctly in an accident, due to having been incorrectly folded during assembly...


Nissan NV300: Trafic-based van previewed for Euro market
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Nissan NV300: Trafic-based van previewed for Euro market

Japanese manufacturer Nissan has previewed its all-new NV300 work van this week, hinting at the latest addition to the car maker’s commercial vehicle range. Seen here with just its nose peeking out from under a sheet, the Renault Trafic-based van is set to be unveiled at the Hanover commercial vehicle show in September, with a launch in select markets to follow...


Four-wheel-driving : Top 10 tips for beginners

Four-wheel-driving : Top 10 tips for beginners

Gone are the days of utes being rugged workhorses used only by tradies from Monday to Friday. Today’s utes are lifestyle vehicles that aim to be all things to all people, attempting to blend their traditional practicality and toughness with the comfort and refinement of passenger cars and the pulling-power and off-road prowess of SUVs...


2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review

We go extra-large and take the LWB Mercedes-Benz Sprinter out and about.

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Single-cab ute comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux
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Single-cab ute comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux

It’s end of financial year time again, and that means that business buyers could be looking at ways to spend some dosh before the taxman nabs it. As such, we’ve assembled five budget-friendly business-minded single-cab-chassis utility vehicles to see which is the best end-of-financial-year bargain...


2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Transit range has expanded in Australia this week with the addition of a 12-seater bus variant targeted at businesses, schools, sport clubs and government departments. Behind the three standard seats in the front, the new Ford Transit 410L LWD adds nine more seats in a 2-3-4 configuration over its regular mid-roofed van counterpart...


Renault Kangoo and Trafic recalled
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Renault Kangoo and Trafic recalled

Renault Australia has recalled 11 ‘X61’ Kangoo II and three ‘X82’ Trafic III vans this week. The Kangoo recall is due to concerns that the mounting bolts on the rear bench seat backrest could break. The fault could lead to noise or even detachment of the backrest, which increases the risk of injury to passengers if the vehicle comes to a sudden stop...


2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report three
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report three

Three months in, here's the latest on our 2016 Renault Trafic long-termer.

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Extra-cab ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Mazda BT-50 v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux
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Extra-cab ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Mazda BT-50 v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux

So you don’t want a single-cab ute, and you can’t quite stretch to a dual-cab in terms of budget ... the extra-cab ute is the pick-up truck for you. This style of ute caters to the needs of buyers who want the flexibility of four seats, but tray space closer to that of a single-cab variant...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model on sale now

There's another limited-edition ute on the market - the 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ dual-cab 4x4. Hot on the heels of the Holden Colorado LS-X limited edition model and the facelifted Volkswagen Amarok Aventura, the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ model brings with a marginally revised look at a sharp price...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok has been unveiled in the form of the new-look – and powered-up – VW Amarok Aventura dual-cab ute. The so-called "premium pick-up" is set to become the only ute in the segment with a turbo diesel V6 engine, with the new 3.0-litre power unit churning out 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque: up markedly on the most powerful twin-turbo four-cylinder engine currently offered in the Amarok (with 132kW and 420Nm)...