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2016 Toyota HiAce LWB Review

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2016 Toyota HiAce LWB Review

The 2016 Toyota HiAce has some added tech that wasn't available before - like a rear-view camera - but regardless of standard kit, it remains the standout favourite in Australia.

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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia
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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

Alternative-fuel vans are all the go right now - and here's another: the Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept. That's right, this big bus runs on hydrogen. The Hyundai H350 - a rival to the likes of the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter among others - has been around for nearly two years, but this is the first version we've seen without the trusty 2...


Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed
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Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed

Hot on the heels of being named the 2017 International Van of the Year, the Volkswagen Crafter has gone electric - in concept form, at least. This is the Volkswagen e-Crafter, a fully electric parcel mover aimed specifically at city van operators based on the all-new Volkswagen Crafter large van that is due to arrive in Australia late in 2017...


2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested

Forget cargo – the Trakka Trakkadu AT is a VW Transporter Van that you can camp in.

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$120,000

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for window fix
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for window fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its Sprinter van over concerns the vehicle’s windows could come loose. The German manufacturer reports that the bonding between the multi-layered paintwork around the window apertures “may not conform to adhesion specifications”. In the event of a collision this bonding could fail, resulting in the window coming loose from the vehicle...


2016 Iveco Daily Review: Cab-chassis three-way tipper
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Iveco Daily Review: Cab-chassis three-way tipper

The 2016 Iveco Daily tipper isn't a van, it's a truck. But it drives more like a car.

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$64,000

Mercedes-Benz Vito van recalled over possible fuel leak issue
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Mercedes-Benz Vito van recalled over possible fuel leak issue

Owners of a Mercedes-Benz Vito van will be receiving a letter in the mail to get their vehicles in for a quick fix over a potential fuel line leak. A total of  just 139 examples of the the Vito have been recalled because, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Product Safety Australia website, the "high pressure fuel line may not have been manufactured to specification, this could result in fuel leakage"...


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. Based on the 2016 Volkswagen Transporter kombi Highline variant, the new Volkswagen Transporter Sportline is said to combine “sporty” design features with additional equipment to “give driver and passengers an even more comfortable and engaging ride”...


Mercedes-Benz Valente v Volkswagen Caravelle Comparison
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Mercedes-Benz Valente v Volkswagen Caravelle Comparison

If you need to move bulk stuff, you buy a van. If you need to move bulk people, you buy a van with seats in the back. That’s exactly what these two German models are – goods vans that have been converted to be people movers – in the form of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Valente and 2016 Volkswagen Caravelle...


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...


Deals On Wheels - tradie special
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Deals On Wheels - tradie special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond
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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond

Light commercial vehicles nailed it in May, recording 10.6 per cent growth year-on-year and managing overall market share of exactly 20 per cent. That means one in every five new vehicles purchases last month was a ute, van or light bus of some variety...


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...


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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$66,760

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...


Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings
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Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings

Crash safety watchdog, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has awarded a pair of vans the maximum five-star crash score. However, the scores were date-stamped with previous testing years. The Ford Transit Custom, which comes standard with front and side airbags unlike some rivals, got the five-star score against 2012 ratings criteria — reflecting when it was physically crashed by sister organisation Euro NCAP (which gave it five stars also)...


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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$37,990