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LDV range to expand with people-mover, one-tonne van, buses under Ateco Automotive

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LDV range to expand with people-mover, one-tonne van, buses under Ateco Automotive

The new Australian distributor of Chinese light-commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV plans to introduce a number of new models following the relaunch of the brand later this year...

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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016
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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016

Renault and Fiat have agreed to a partnership that will see the French manufacturer supply the Italian brand with a light-commercial vehicle within two years. In a short statement, Renault confirmed the vehicle would be produced in France from the second quarter of 2016 based on one of its existing platforms...


Wicked Campers embroiled in controversy over crude slogans
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Wicked Campers embroiled in controversy over crude slogans

More than 22,000 people have signed an online petition against Australian campervan rental company Wicked Campers over its crude tailgate slogans. The petition lodged by Paula Orbea on Change.org calls on Wicked Campers to remove its famed tailgate slogans, which are renowned for pushing the limits of socially acceptable statements, following an incident in which her 11-year-old daughter pointed out a divisive and anything-but-funny slogan on a Mitsubishi camper in the Blue Mountains...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo revealed

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class van range is set to be launched in Australia in 2015, and ageing hippies - er, grey nomads - could be treated to a luxury-focused campervan experience with the new V-Class Marco Polo. The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class van will replace the Viano and Valente models with a more upmarket look and significantly improved interior, and the Marco Polo version revealed at the 2014 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf takes the passenger van and makes it road-trip focused...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Liberty Electric Cars reveals Deliver electric van
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Liberty Electric Cars reveals Deliver electric van

Liberty Electric Cars believes its Deliver electric van prototype has the potential to revolutionise the light-commercial vehicle market. The Deliver project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Green Vehicles Initiative, started in 2011 with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of LCVs in urban areas by 40 per cent...


2014 Renault Kangoo Review : Maxi Crew
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2014 Renault Kangoo Review : Maxi Crew

The refreshed 2014 Renault Kangoo range has arrived - we baguette up in the five-seat Maxi Crew van.


2014 Renault Kangoo pricing and specifications : Five-seat Maxi Crew joins small van range
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2014 Renault Kangoo pricing and specifications : Five-seat Maxi Crew joins small van range

The 2014 Renault Kangoo range has been expanded with the addition of the five-seat Maxi Crew variant. Aimed directly at the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crew Van, the newly added $27,990 Kangoo Maxi Crew model features three second-row seats, each with three-point seatbelts and headrests...


Renault Kangoo Z.E. : Electric vans join Australia Post fleet in 12-month trial
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Renault Kangoo Z.E. : Electric vans join Australia Post fleet in 12-month trial

Australia Post will conduct a 12-month trial with the Renault Kangoo Z.E., marking the introduction of the zero-emission electric van to Australia. The trial, first reported by CarAdvice in July 2013, will commence in Melbourne next month with two Kangoo Z.E. Maxi vans and will be bolstered by the addition of another two in Sydney towards the end of the year...


Volkswagen Transporter Review
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Volkswagen Transporter Review

Capable, entertaining and sharp-looking, its easy to see why the Volkswagen Transporter is one of the highest-selling commercial vans in its class.


Hyundai iLoad Review : market stall weekender
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Hyundai iLoad Review : market stall weekender

Armed with a van full of 'stuff', James Ward takes the Hyundai iLoad to the Docklands Sunday Market.


2015 Renault Master van revealed, due here late this year
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2015 Renault Master van revealed, due here late this year

The Renault Master large van range has received a significant update ahead of its debut in Australia towards the end of 2014. The updated Renault Master was revealed at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this week, boasting new twin-turbo engines with more power than the single-turbo versions they replace, as well as reduced fuel consumption...


Fiat Ducato large van revealed
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Fiat Ducato large van revealed

Couriers are about to get a touch more Italian style - the new Fiat Ducato has been revealed. The Italian company's commercial vehicle offshoot Fiat Professional claims the new model - which comes in more than 10,00 variants based upon van, cab-chassis and passenger transport models - sets a new standard in the large van class...


Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals
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Hyundai to upsize van range with Sprinter rivals

Hyundai is set to expand its commercial van range with new models to compete with big-name European package haulers. Two new large commercial models - a high-top, long wheelbase van and a single-cab van-based ute - are set to soon join the brand's ranks, giving Hyundai new models to rival vehicles such as the Renault Master and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter...


2014 Toyota HiAce boosts comfort, safety specification
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2014 Toyota HiAce boosts comfort, safety specification

The Toyota HiAce van and light bus range has been upgraded for 2014 with subtle styling tweaks and an expanded list of comfort, convenience and safety features. Reshaped headlights with daytime running lights, a new trapezoidal radiator grille with larger openings and a revised bumper with sharper edges freshen the look of the 2014 HiAce at the front...


Renault Trafic van revealed
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Renault Trafic van revealed

The all-new Renault Trafic will be available in no fewer than 270 combinations when it launches in Europe later this year. Twinned with the new Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro models, the third-generation mid-sized Trafic is built on a brand new platform and can be configured with two different lengths, two different heights, and in delivery van, crew-cab, cab-chassis and minibus body styles, as well as other custom arrangements produced by Renault Tech and the company’s approved converters...


Lexus van reportedly in high demand
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Lexus van reportedly in high demand

A Lexus van is apparently in hot demand in Japan. One of the country's biggest Toyota and Lexus dealers has put in a request that such a vehicle be built on behalf of fellow dealers across Asia, according to industry journal Automotive News...


Ford Transit Review : Moving house weekender
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Ford Transit Review : Moving house weekender

Soon to be replaced by the all-new sixth-generation Ford Transit, we jumped in the outgoing van for one last move…...


2015 Renault Trafic van teased
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2015 Renault Trafic van teased

The all-new Renault Trafic van has been teased ahead of its debut in March. A single image provided by Renault of the new Trafic shows a silhouetted, shadowy front-end boasting a sharply styled bumper with prominent fog lights and air intakes, while the angular headlights give a much more aggressive look than the current model, which went on sale in Australia in 2004...


Ford Transit Custom pricing revealed
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Ford Transit Custom pricing revealed

Pricing and details for the all-new Ford Transit Custom van range have been revealed. The new Ford van - which competes with the likes of the Hyundai iLoad and Toyota HiAce - will be offered in two sizes: a short-wheelbase version known as the 290S which is priced at $37,490, and a long-wheelbase version called the 330L priced at $39,490...