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Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy

What’s the cheapest way to get into a new van? Here are four examples, from four different nations, for your consideration. For about the price of an entry-level small-segment hatchback, you can clamber into a new Italian Fiat Doblo (actually made in Turkey), French Renault Kangoo or German Volkswagen Caddy (Polish built)...

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2015 Audi TT Coupe scores four stars in Euro NCAP crash testing; Renault, Opel vans manage three
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2015 Audi TT Coupe scores four stars in Euro NCAP crash testing; Renault, Opel vans manage three

The 2015 Audi TT Coupe has managed a less-than-perfect four-star crash rating in the latest round of testing by the European New Car Assessment Programme, Euro NCAP. The third-generation Audi TT managed the four-star rating chiefly due to a "lack of latest advanced technologies such as autonomous emergency braking," a release from Euro NCAP claimed...


2015 Citroen Berlingo revealed
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2015 Citroen Berlingo revealed

The updated 2015 Citroen Berlingo van range has been uncovered ahead of its global debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The changes to the French brand's compact van are subtle, but the new-look Berlingo gets an updated front end with a new bumper and a revised grille that are said to give the van a "robust and friendly" look...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy revealed
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy revealed

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy compact van has been revealed, gaining new engines, a suite of advanced safety systems, and sharper, more car-like design elements inspired by the brand’s passenger models. The fourth-generation Caddy will go on sale in Germany at the end of June before rolling out into other international markets from the second half of the year, including Australia in the final quarter of 2015...


2015 Fiat Doblo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Fiat Doblo Review

The Fiat Doblo van has arrived. Matt Campbell finds out whether it stacks up in its busy segment.

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$27,000

2015 Renault Master : Pricing and specifications for expanded range with new twin-turbo engines
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2015 Renault Master : Pricing and specifications for expanded range with new twin-turbo engines

The 2015 Renault Master range has arrived in Australia with a pair of new twin-turbocharged diesel engines, six new body configurations, and additional safety features and equipment. The new 2.3-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine with fuel-saving stop-start technology finds its way under the bonnet of all manual variants of the 2015 Master range...


2015 Citroen Berlingo Review : L2 Long Body ETG
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Citroen Berlingo Review : L2 Long Body ETG

Now with an automatic and ESC as standard, the already impressive Citroen Berlingo is even better.


New Holden vans to challenge HiAce, Transit and Co
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New Holden vans to challenge HiAce, Transit and Co

Holden is set to expand its range of commercial vehicles as it continues ambitious plans to overtake Toyota in the new-car sales race by 2020. The company revealed last October that more than a third of its future product line-up would comprise vehicles imported from European sister brand Opel...


Vans coming in 2015
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Vans coming in 2015

Details of the new and updated vans launching in Australia in 2015.   Renault Master update – January The biggest vehicle ever to wear the Renault badge, the Master van and ute family, will kick off the year with a significant update. Headlining the upgrades is a new twin-turbocharged 2...


Citroen Berlingo gets auto transmission and ESC from $28,990
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Citroen Berlingo gets auto transmission and ESC from $28,990

The long-body version of the Citroen Berlingo compact van is now available with an automatic transmission from $28,990 before on-road costs. The Berlingo L2 ETG auto shares its 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with the L2 manual, producing 66kW of power and 215Nm of torque...


2015 Fiat Doblo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Fiat Doblo Review

Fiat enters the small van market with the car-like Doblo...


Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"
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Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"

The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be replaced in 2015, and the brand's design boss, Ralph Gilles, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that buyers can expect the new-generation minivan to be "sexy". Gilles said the new model due in 2015 - as part of Fiat Chrysler's open-book five-year plan - has been a fun project to be a part of...


Fiat Doblo small van arrives from $22K
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Fiat Doblo small van arrives from $22K

The Fiat Doblo small-sized van is on sale in Australia, giving the Italian brand’s commercial arm a new entry model as it seeks to bolster its market share across the board.  Joining the Scudo and newly updated Ducato, the Doblo becomes the third pillar in Fiat Professional’s brand expansion in Australia. Rivals include the popular Volkswagen Caddy and Renault Kangoo...


Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Review : An action packed weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van Review : An action packed weekender

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van is a popular choice as a courier or delivery vehicle - but can it double as a practical weekend car for active people?

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$28,290

2015 LDV V80 : Chinese van range relaunches from $29,990 driveaway
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2015 LDV V80 : Chinese van range relaunches from $29,990 driveaway

The LDV V80 van range has been relaunched in Australia with a sub-$30,000 starting price and a new automatic transmission option. Distribution of LDV – a division of China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) – is now the responsibility of major independent vehicle importer, Ateco Automotive...


2015 Fiat Ducato arrives from $38,000 plus on-road costs
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2015 Fiat Ducato arrives from $38,000 plus on-road costs

The upgraded 2015 Fiat Ducato heavy van has arrived, giving the Italian brand more ammunition to fend off the fast-growing Renault Master and to battle other like-price class staples such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit Custom...


Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender

James Ward gets his weekend recycling on with the all-new Ford Transit Custom...


2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images
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2015 Hyundai H350 large van revealed : UPDATED with new images

The 2015 Hyundai H350 large van has been uncovered at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany. The new Hyundai van - which will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Renault Master and Ford Transit, among others - will sit above the iLoad and iMax models in some markets, with a focus on Europe in particular - but it looks unlikely to be sold here in the short term...


Volkswagen T6 Transporter to be introduced in 2015
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Volkswagen T6 Transporter to be introduced in 2015

A new generation Volkswagen Transporter - the T6 - will be launched in 2015, it has been revealed. The announcement comes following the unveiling of the Volkswagen Tristar concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, where Dr Eckhard Scholz, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said the brand is set to "embark on an intensive period" after announcing an extra night shift at the German plant where the vans are built...


Renault Master Sunliner motorhome unveiled
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Renault Master Sunliner motorhome unveiled

Renault has rejoined the expanding motorhome market after almost a decade in a bid to highlight its new rear-wheel-drive Renault Master cab-chassis platform. Partnering with Sunliner, a second-generation family owned Australian business, the new Renault Master motorhome chassis forms the basis of a number of mobile home creations...