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2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 Review: Long-term report five, and farewell

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2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 Review: Long-term report five, and farewell

Instalment five of our long-term test of the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 is the final one, and it sees our chief photographer, Sam Venn, telling us what he reckoned. Get this – he hadn’t spent much time in a manual before we got this vehicle, so it was a learning curve for him...

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2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 review: Long-term report four

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 review: Long-term report four

This the fourth instalment in the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review, and this time we asked Glen Sullivan, producer, videographer and editor, to tell us what he thought of the van. To keep it simple, we asked him the same questions. And that's not him in the pictures – it's his brother, Brett...


2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix
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2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 56 of its 2016 and 2017 Ducato vans fitted with the 2.3-litre 'Multijet' engine over concerns the camshaft could crack. The Italian company reports the camshaft could crack while the vehicle is in use due to a manufacturing fault. If the conditions occurs, the vehicle could stop suddenly, posing a safety risk for occupants of the vehicle and other road users...


Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans
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Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans

The Citroen Dispatch mid-sized van has been confirmed for Australia, as the French company's local distributor, Sime Darby Automotive, looks to clarify its commercial vehicle position. Until recently, both Citroen and Peugeot - each distributed by Sime Darby - had offered commercial vehicles as parts of their line-ups...


Budget Renault Dokker van on local agenda - UPDATE
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Budget Renault Dokker van on local agenda - UPDATE

Note: Major update to story written at the bottom of the text.  Renault Australia is seriously considering launching the Dokker light van — sold in most markets under its Dacia sub-brand — as a new sub-Kangoo budget offering. Launching the Renault Dokker here would give the French company a small cargo-carrier priced below $20,000...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Renault Trafic automatic confirmed at last
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Renault Trafic automatic confirmed at last

Better late than never. The Renault Trafic mid-sized van will get a much-needed automatic transmission in current-generation guise, the company has confirmed. A firm timeline is not clear because it’s a bit of a moving feast internally, but Renault Australia light commercial line manager Lyndon Healey says the self-shifter has at least been green lit...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For our third instalment in the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review, we asked Brett Sullivan, producer, videographer and editor, to tell us his thoughts. To keep it simple, we asked him the same questions. You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? In general, I think it’s fantastic...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For this instalment from the production team, we asked young gun Sam Rawlings – our video production co-ordinator – to give us his thoughts on the Caddy. Here’s what he said: You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? I think it’s a great van...


2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 has been unveiled, with the new-generation stylised model offered as a panel van and MPV in some markets. The new Edition 35 model bears a few notable differences to the standard Volkswagen Caddy short-wheelbase van and five-seater models upon which it's based...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 review: Long-term report one – introduction

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 review: Long-term report one – introduction

Following on from our Renault Trafic long-termer, the CarAdvice production team indicated they were keen on something smaller, something ideally with five seats, and something that wasn’t as tall. Enter the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220. It’s a long name, and it’s a pretty long van, too...


Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia
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Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia

The Volkswagen California campervan is being considered for an Australian launch, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. The pop-top version of the Volkswagen T6 van is being evaluated by the German company's local arm, with a Facebook post by the brand's Australian branch stating: "We are currently collating customer feedback regarding the Volkswagen California for future product consideration"...


Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Horizon revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Horizon revealed

If the lower-spec Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo models are like staying at a Best Western or Holiday Inn for the night, then the newly revealed Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Horizon is akin to a night at the Radisson or the Westin...


Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range
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Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range

The Renault commercial vehicle range has added two new electric models in the form of the updated Renault Kangoo ZE and new Renault Master ZE. The revamped Kangoo ZE has a new 33kWh battery and a new 45kW electric motor, as well as a new faster charging system, with its range increasing by more than 50 per cent to 270 kilometres, up from 170km in the pre-facelift model...


Suzuki APV’s Australian future clouded
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Suzuki APV’s Australian future clouded

The future of the unique Suzuki APV in Australia from 2018 onwards appears to be under a cloud, because of vehicle emission regulations. The current APV is the smallest van on sale here, and therefore has attracted a small but loyal following among largely city-based delivery drivers and others of that ilk. Read our most recent comparison test here, and review here...


2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van added to local range
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2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van added to local range

Added practicality comes from added seats: that's the story behind the newly added 2017 Renault Trafic Crew Van, which has arrived to complete the brand's medium van line-up. The new Renault Trafic Crew Van is sold exclusively as a six-seat, long-wheelbase model, and it comes with dual glazed sliding rear doors as standard as well...


2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety
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2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety

Renault’s volume-selling Kangoo van has received a heart-transplant as part of its 2017 makeover with a new, more powerful, more efficient engine doing the grunt work of the popular light commercial. The 2017 Renault Kangoo will see a significant update, with two new transmissions – six-speed manual and efficient dual clutch (EDC) six-speed automatic (two more ratios than the previous model) – as well as a new 1...


2014 Fiat Ducato recalled for suspension fix: 15 vehicles affected
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2014 Fiat Ducato recalled for suspension fix: 15 vehicles affected

Fiat has issued a recall for 15 of its 2014 'FL' Ducato vans over concerns the rear suspension system does not meet required standards. According to the Italian manufacturer, the affected vehicles are fitted with rear suspension leaf springs that may not conform to the "required standard", which can affect vehicle performance...


Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept revealed

The latest member in the family of Volkswagen I.D. electric vehicles is the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, a modern-day interpretation of the VW Kombi or Microbus – and it looks like this time it might actually make it to production. The new Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept follows on from the brand’s I.D...