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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...

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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...


Mercedes-Benz Citan ruled out for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz Citan ruled out for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz Citan compact commercial van will not be sold in Australia after all. The German brand had been mulling over plans to offer the Citan van - a spin-off version of the Renault Kangoo delivery model - in Australia for the past twelve months - but those plans have now been put on ice...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class people-mover has been revealed, replacing the Valente and Viano in the German manufacturer's line-up. The new, more passenger-focused model is described by the German company as "the Mercedes among MPVs", claiming the new model sets benchmarks for the segment in design, appearance, comfort, versatility, efficiency and safety...


Hyundai spied testing Transit-style commercial van
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Hyundai spied testing Transit-style commercial van

Spy shots of a camouflaged van emerging from Hyundai's European headquarters have fuelled rumours the South Korean manufacturer is preparing to enter the large commercial vehicle segment. CarAdvice's spy photographers spotted the Ford Transit-style high-roofed van leaving Hyundai's facility and driving on public roads in Russelsheim, Germany...


Nissan e-NV200: electric van revealed
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Nissan e-NV200: electric van revealed

The first official image of the Nissan e-NV200 has been released ahead of the start of production in mid 2014. Initially scheduled to launch this year following the premiere of a concept at the beginning of 2012, Nissan will introduce the e-NV200 in Japan during the second half of 2014 before rolling it out to other markets around the world from 2015...


Mercedes-Benz V-Class: Viano replacement interior revealed
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class: Viano replacement interior revealed

The interior of the all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class has been revealed ahead of its anticipated 2014 debut. The planned successor to the Viano van, Mercedes-Benz says the new V-Class will be its largest passenger car and the ideal vehicle for large families, those who take part in active recreational activities and for shuttle service operators...


Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Grand Edition
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Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Grand Edition

The Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Grand Edition has been introduced onto the Australian market, adding a sporty flagship model to the local Viano range. Aimed at combining the space and flexibility of a people carrier with the attributes of a luxury saloon, the Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Grand Edition gains sports suspension, sports pedals, 19-inch wheels and a ‘Grand Edition’ badge...


Volkswagen e-load Up!: electric van concept unveiled
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Volkswagen e-load Up!: electric van concept unveiled

The Volkswagen e-load Up! has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show. A commercial van concept based on the electric Volkswagen e-Up! (pictured below), the Volkswagen e-load Up! is a city-sized delivery van that combines small dimensions, large storage capacity and zero-emission motoring...


Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion: updated van revealed, 4.5L/100km
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Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion: updated van revealed, 4.5L/100km

A revised Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion has been revealed ahead of its debut at next month's Frankfurt motor show. Claimed as the "most fuel-efficient Caddy ever", the updated van is powered by a tweaked version of the 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine found in the current Caddy Maxi Van 250TDI...


Volkswagen Kombi production to end with special edition van
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Volkswagen Kombi production to end with special edition van

After more than six decades, production of the Volkswagen Kombi will come to an end later this year with a special edition of the iconic van. Volkswagen has announced plans for a 600-unit run of the ‘Last Edition Kombi’ that will officially conclude production of the distinctive Type 2 that launched in Germany in 1950...


Ford Transit: all-new vans here early next year
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Ford Transit: all-new vans here early next year

The all-new Ford Transit range will launch in Australia early next year, offering commercial buyers two variants. Comprising the Ford Transit Custom and Ford Transit Cargo, Ford Australia announced the new range during a special Go Further event held in Sydney today that also confirmed the next-generation Ford Mustang for local showrooms and gave previews of the upcoming Everest seven-seat SUV and 2014 Ford Falcon...


Holden Combo discontinued, no plans for replacement
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Holden Combo discontinued, no plans for replacement

The Holden Combo has been quietly discontinued after close to two decades on sale and will not be replaced by the new model available overseas. Holden public relations senior manager Andrea Matthews confirmed dealers were clearing final stock of the city-sized Combo van, which was based on the two-generations-old Holden Barina...


Mercedes-Benz Viano design sketches leaked
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Mercedes-Benz Viano design sketches leaked

Design sketches purporting to reveal the all-new Mercedes-Benz Viano have been leaked ahead of its expected Frankfurt motor show debut next month. First published by German blog site Mercedes-Benz Passion, and touted as coming directly from parent company Daimler, the sketches reveal a sharper exterior design than the current Viano (pictured bottom)...


Mitsubishi Express Van dropped: won
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Mitsubishi Express Van dropped: won't be replaced

Mitsubishi Australia has decided to kill off and not replace the Mitsubishi Express Van, leaving its line-up without a van for the first time in more than 30 years. The affordable load hauler, introduced in 1980 as both a cargo hauler and people mover, will no longer be imported to Australia...


Nissan loses out in New York Taxi of Tomorrow decision
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Nissan loses out in New York Taxi of Tomorrow decision

Nissan appears to have lost its exclusive rights to power New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow, after the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission decided that operators may use alternative vehicles. The New York Daily News reports that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission made the decision to amend the terms of the Taxi of Tomorrow program following a ruling by a New York Supreme Court Justice in May...