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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...

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2015 Fiat Doblo Review
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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: an action packed weekend
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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van: an action packed weekend

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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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
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Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender

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

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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...


2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications

There's a new large van on the Australian scene, with a larger Ford Transit set to take on established players such as the Renault Master, Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Ford Transit will slot in at the top of the blue oval brand's commercial vehicle range, above the recently added Ford Transit Custom that won CarAdvice's mid-size van test...


Hyundai H350 van teased : Australia keen, but no RHD at this stage
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Hyundai H350 van teased : Australia keen, but no RHD at this stage

Official design sketches of the Hyundai H350 have been released ahead of the new model’s world premiere at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Germany. Hyundai says the H350 has been “designed and developed especially for the European market”, with three body styles – cargo van, passenger bus and flatbed truck – intended to strengthen the company’s presence in the light-commercial vehicle sector...


Renault TraficRider concept teased
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Renault TraficRider concept teased

The all-new Renault Trafic van is set to get the KnightRider treatment, as the brand prepares to show what is expected to be a new technologically-advanced version of the load lugger on September 2...


Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity debuts
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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity debuts

The new Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van line has a new, budget-focused addition, the new Marco Polo Activity. The adventure-oriented model is based on the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and features a pop-top roof with a bed, while it also has a second bed that is housed in the rear bench seat, which can slide forwards...


Renault introduces extended warranty option to LCV range
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Renault introduces extended warranty option to LCV range

Renault Australia has introduced an extended warranty option to its light-commercial vehicle range, allowing customers to stretch their cover to five years. The extended manufacturer warranty can be purchased on top of the standard three-year/200,000km warranty, with prices ranging from $1090 to $2890...


2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report
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2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report

Renault will reportedly build the successor to the Fiat Scudo light-commercial van from 2016 under a new deal announced late last month. Automotive News Europe reports the mid-sized Fiat van will based on the next-generation Renault Trafic. The duo to be built side-by-side at the French brand’s plant in Sandouville...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito will be larger, more versatile and more efficient than ever when it hits delivery rounds in October. Revealed overnight, the mid-sized Vito is the light-commercial version of the V-Class people-mover that was unveiled in January...


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.


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. Ateco Automotive, Australia’s largest independent vehicle importer, has taken over responsibility for the importation and distribution of LDV vehicles from White Motor Corporation (WMC), which began selling the LDV V80 van out of 30 dealerships across the country at the beginning of 2013...