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Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range

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Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range

The Renault commercial vehicle range has added two new electric models in the form of the updated Renault Kangoo ZE and new Renault Master ZE...

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2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van added to local range
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2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van added to local range

Added practicality comes from added seats: that's the story behind the newly added 2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van, which has arrived to complete the brand's medium van line-up. The new Renault Trafic Crew Van is sold exclusively as a six-seat, long-wheelbase model, and it comes with dual glazed sliding rear doors as standard as well...


2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety
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2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety

Renault’s volume-selling Kangoo van has received a heart-transplant as part of its 2017 makeover with a new, more powerful, more efficient engine doing the grunt work of the popular light commercial. The 2017 Renault Kangoo will see a significant update, with two new transmissions – six-speed manual and efficient dual clutch (EDC) six-speed automatic (two more ratios than the previous model) – as well as a new 1...


2014 Fiat Ducato recalled for suspension fix: 15 vehicles affected
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2014 Fiat Ducato recalled for suspension fix: 15 vehicles affected

Fiat has issued a recall for 15 of its 2014 'FL' Ducato vans over concerns the rear suspension system does not meet required standards. According to the Italian manufacturer, the affected vehicles are fitted with rear suspension leaf springs that may not conform to the "required standard", which can affect vehicle performance...


Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future
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Nissan LCV head confident of "permanent need" for pickups into the future

The global head of Nissan light commercial vehicles says although the proliferation of electrified and autonomous passenger vehicles is imminent, the uniqueness and wide-ranging flexibility of pickups ensures they will be needed "forever"...


2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional review

Military proven toughness now for civilian purchase. James drives the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional up really steep things.

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$119,900

Renault Kangoo now $21,990 drive-away for Christmas - UPDATE
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Renault Kangoo now $21,990 drive-away for Christmas - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Renault Australia has confirmed only the 1.6-litre petrol Kangoo short-wheelbase variant gets the Ready for Business pack as complimentary equipment as part of the Christmas promotion. See article for details If Mariah Carey was a tradie, she'd be singing 'All I Want for Christmas is a Renault Kangoo', now that the French van is on sale from $21,990 drive-away this festive season...


2018 LDV T60 ute revealed, Australian debut confirmed: Five-star ANCAP score expected
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2018 LDV T60 ute revealed, Australian debut confirmed: Five-star ANCAP score expected

The anticipated 2018 LDV T60 ute has been revealed at this week's Guangzhou motor show, offering a first look at the Chinese commercial vehicle brand's rival to the top-selling Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. An Australian launch for the LDV T60 has also been locked in, with local distributor Ateco today confirming the ute's debut will occur in the second half of next year...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ v Volkswagen Amarok Core comparison

You’ve got $40,000 and you want a dual-cab, diesel, 4x4 ute. But you don’t want to buy a Chinese vehicle – you want a brand name that is known and has the backing of a strong dealer network. Well, these two utes – the Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ and Volkswagen Amarok Core – could be for you...


2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review

Is the 2017 Great Wall Steed a great ute? Not unless you're strapped for cash...

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$29,990

Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers
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Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers

Look at the sales charts and, overall, Mazda Australia and its current eight-vehicle line-up is hitting the mark with buyers, helping the local division lay claim to the title of second-highest-selling brand in the country, and more than 10 per cent market share. But it's so far done so with only one commercial model – the Mazda BT-50...


2015-16 Iveco Daily recalled for parking brake fixe
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2015-16 Iveco Daily recalled for parking brake fixe

Iveco Trucks has issued a recall for its Daily vehicles sold during 2015 and 2016 over concerns the parking brake could fail. According to the manufacturer, it is possible that the eyelet of the secondary cable of the parking brake may break. If the condition occurs, the parking brake will not operate as intended and may cause the vehicle to roll away, potentially causing an accident...


Renault Kangoo Lifestyle Pack adds tech and comfort for Maxi Crew model
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Renault Kangoo Lifestyle Pack adds tech and comfort for Maxi Crew model

The Renault Kangoo is now available with an optional Lifestyle Pack, which adds a number of features to the French van. Only available on the five-seat Kangoo Maxi Crew LCV variant, the Lifestyle Pack costs an additional $1290, adding a handful of styling, tech and comfort features. Inside, the pack brings Renault’s 7...


Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office
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Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office

Nissan has revealed the product of its partnership with UK-based design workshop Studio Hardie - the e-NV200 WORKSPACe - which the company says is the world’s first all-electric mobile office...


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EV coming in 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EV coming in 2018

An electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is due to be produced in 2018, and Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is going to bring it Down Under. The electric model will make up part of the all-new, third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range that will be revealed in 2017, and styling of the new model has been presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept (pictured throughout this story)...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be built in Spain, but Thailand not out of the question
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be built in Spain, but Thailand not out of the question

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute destined for Australia will be built in a Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain – but if the demand is big enough, it could also come from Thailand. The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class shares plenty with the Nissan Navara ute, including manufacturing facilities in Spain (where the vehicles for markets like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and Russia will be built) and in Argentina for the South American markets...


LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away
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LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away

The LDV G10 van is now available with the option of a turbo-diesel engine in Australia. Kicking off at $28,990 drive-away with the six-speed manual ($31,490 auto), the diesel-powered G10 van represents a $3000 increase over the equivalent manual-equipped petrol model. The 1.9-litre oiler produces 106.5kW of power at 4000rpm and a meaty 350Nm of torque between 1800 and 2600rpm...


Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept" teased again ahead of global debut
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Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept" teased again ahead of global debut

The much-anticipated new Mercedes-Benz ute has been teased for a second time, with the German brand releasing a backlit image of the cloaked model, labelled Mercedes-Benz Pickup "The Concept". The image is the latest teaser to be released by Mercedes-Benz, which isn't just a luxury car maker but also has a big portion of the commercial vehicle market tied up with its Sprinter van, not to mention its Citan small van (not sold in Australia) and its larger truck lines...


Mercedes-Benz Unimog recalled for seatbelt fix: 11 vehicles affected
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Mercedes-Benz Unimog recalled for seatbelt fix: 11 vehicles affected

The multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz Unimog truck has been recalled over concerns of seatbelt failure. According to the manufacturer, the 11 affected Unimog model 437s may have an insufficient wall thickness of the seat mounting brackets. As a result, a mechanical failure of the mounting bracket may occur, which may cause the integrated seatbelt to not function as intended...


Deutsche Post DHL snubs Volkswagen by revealing its own electric delivery van
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Deutsche Post DHL snubs Volkswagen by revealing its own electric delivery van

German logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL has designed and produced its own electric delivery van. According to Reuters, the new vans will replace the company's conventional Volkswagen vans, as demand grows for e-commerce deliveries without adding pollution to Germany’s cities...