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2017 Ford Transit Custom 290S auto v Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 auto comparison

A growing majority of tradies and delivery drivers are choosing automatic transmissions for their vans, in a bid to give their left feet a rest in the daily grind of gridlock...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito revealed - UPDATE

Update (21 November 2017): Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has released a statement regarding the local introduction of electric commercial vehicles. See bottom of article for details. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito has been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in the second half of next year...


2016-17 Fiat Ducato recalled for exhaust fix
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2016-17 Fiat Ducato recalled for exhaust fix

The 2016-17 Fiat Ducato van has been recalled this week over concerns the exhaust recirculation system could break and cause a loss of drivability. According to the manufacturer, affected vehicles may be fitted with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe that breaks due to "potential non-conformity"...


2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 CDI MWB review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 CDI MWB review

There's an all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter coming, but the current one remains one of the best vans you can get... at a price.

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$58,820

Ford Transit gets M-Sport World Rally Car treatment… and it's awesome
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Ford Transit gets M-Sport World Rally Car treatment… and it's awesome

We may give the Poms a fair bit of grief - depending on the time of year and what particular sporting event might currently be going on - but, jeez, you've got to give them credit when it's due. And this WRC-inspired Ford Transit Custom is one of those occasions...


Renault Kangoo dCi EDC here by year's end - UPDATE
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Renault Kangoo dCi EDC here by year's end - UPDATE

Update: Renault Australia has confirmed the launch of the Kangoo dCi EDC for our market "before the end of 2017. See bottom of article for details. The Renault Kangoo diesel is now available with the company's Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission in Europe, after previously being a manual-only affair...


UK Royal Mail reveals new electric delivery van, and it's adorable
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UK Royal Mail reveals new electric delivery van, and it's adorable

Postman Pat will be very excited. The United Kingdom's postal service, Royal Mail, has revealed its new all-electric autonomous-capable van that begins deliveries this week. Sourced from UK-based light commercial automaker, Arrival - formerly Charge Automotive -  the vans have an all-electric range of 100 miles (160km) while producing zero emissions...


2017 Mercedes Marco Polo review
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2017 Mercedes Marco Polo review

See the full article here. Vans are very popular, not only as a way to move things from place to place while keeping them dry, but intrepid travellers have found all manner of ways to convert them into manageable mobile homes. If you're looking for that versatility off the showroom floor and can do without the extra row of seats in the van, then the Mercedes Marco Polo Activity could well be worth a look...


Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022
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Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022

The dream is set to come true for hippies and fans alike - the Volkswagen Microbus is going to return, for real, in 2022. The German company announced that the all-new model will be shaped on the I.D. Buzz concept electric van, which debuted earlier in 2017 at the Detroit motor show...


Ford marks 100 years of the commercial vehicle
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Ford marks 100 years of the commercial vehicle

Any car enthusiast worth their salt knows about the iconic Ford Model T and its widely regarded place in history as the world's first mass-produced automobile. But this year, Ford is celebrating a different Model T… Launched 100 years ago in 1917 – nine years after the debut of the Model T – the Ford Model TT was Ford’s first purpose-built one-tonne van, and represented the beginning of its foray into commercial vehicles...


Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept unveiled
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Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept unveiled

When it comes to motorhomes, there's money to be made, because cashed-up retirees will spend big bucks on a vehicle that allows them freedom and comfort in equal doses. It's no surprise, then, that this thing now exists - the Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept...


Volkswagen Transporter gets petrol power in Europe, under consideration for Oz
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Volkswagen Transporter gets petrol power in Europe, under consideration for Oz

The Volkswagen Transporter has received two new petrol engine options in Europe, after previously being available in diesel form only. Likely a response to slowing demand for diesel-powered vehicles in Europe, the German van now gets the choice of the company's 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine, available in two states of tune depending on the transmission chosen...


2017 Fiat Doblo review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Fiat Doblo review

If you need a cheap, small cargo-mover, you should probably take a look at the 2017 Fiat Doblo. It offers plenty of capacity for the cash.

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$22,000

Mercedes-Benz Vans looking to bolster Australian line-up with small Citan
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Mercedes-Benz Vans looking to bolster Australian line-up with small Citan

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz Citan cannot come soon enough for the company’s Australian dealer network, who continue to ask for a competitor to its pesky German rival, the Volkswagen Caddy. The Mercedes-Benz Citan – a Renault-Mercedes alliance product that is essentially a reworked take on the Renault Kangoo – has never been sold in Australia, primarily because it lacks a suitable drivetrain for the local market...


2017 LDV G10 diesel automatic review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 LDV G10 diesel automatic review

The much-anticipated fourth model in the LDV G10 range is arguably the most important. But has the diesel auto version been worth the wait?

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$31,490

Volkswagen Transporter gets tippy truck conversion, and our inner child wants one
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Volkswagen Transporter gets tippy truck conversion, and our inner child wants one

We all love a trusty Volkswagen Transporter. And who doesn't love a tippy truck? Well, a UK firm has developed a new tipper body cab chassis variant of the popular Volkswagen Transporter, uniquely combining two things we have a soft spot for...


2017 Iveco Daily van review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Iveco Daily van review

This version of the 2017 Iveco Daily 50C van is the biggest you can buy, and it's also larger than any of its competitors... but so is its price-tag.

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$69,330

Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover
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Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover

The updated Ford Tourneo Custom has been revealed for the European market this week, potentially hinting at a similar makeover for its commercial Transit Custom sibling. Essentially the people mover twin of the well-known commercial van equivalent, the facelifted Tourneo Custom gets a new front grille inspired by various models in the company's line-up, while also gaining a revised interior with a more premium focus...


Ford recalls 400,000 Transit vans in North America, Australia unaffected
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Ford recalls 400,000 Transit vans in North America, Australia unaffected

A total of 402,462 Ford Transit vans have been recalled in North America over concerns the drive shaft coupling could crack - though Australian versions are not affected. According to reports, Transits that have racked up mileage could be susceptible to the fault, which can cause several major problems like loss of power, or the vehicle could roll away when parked without the handbrake engaged...


2017 Ford Transit Custom automatic review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Transit Custom automatic review

There are plenty of changes to report on for the 2017 Ford Transit Custom, but they come at a price... is it worth it? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$42,440