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2016 Iveco Daily Review: Quick drive

Iveco is a brand that truckies will know, but tradies may not. Borne of mixed heritage around 1975, the original Industrial Vehicles Corporation – branded Iveco as it rolls off the tongue a little easier – was a conglomeration of Italian, German and French brands...

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Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015
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Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015

The results are in, 2015 was a record sales year for the new vehicle market, with about 1.155 million units sold. Read our detailed breakdown with all the data here. But in addition, we thought we’d give a rundown of the top brands across the market’s three main broad sectors — passenger vehicles, SUVs and light commercials, because each list is quite different from the greater overall top ten...


2015 Mercedes V-Class : Quick Review
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2015 Mercedes V-Class : Quick Review

You probably wouldn’t think that moving people in comfort and style would be the job of a courier van. But that’s essentially what the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is – a pimped out mail delivery van. It features electric doors on both sides as well as LED headlights with adaptive high beam...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter Review

The 2016 'T6' Volkswagen Transporter range is vast, and more than sufficient to outgun Euro rivals while chasing the top-selling Toyota and Hyundai...

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$36,990 - $48,790

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy range raises the bar in the light van class, but the current range is only half-finished...

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$28,190 - $37,990

2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Caravelle people-movers launched, prices cut
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2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Caravelle people-movers launched, prices cut

The 2016 Volkswagen Multivan and Volkswagen Caravelle people-movers have arrived in Australia this week, alongside their ‘T6’ Transporter van cousins. The range is available with between seven (Multivan) and nine (Caravelle) seats, and in a multitude of spec levels from humble shuttle bus through to super-luxury Executive valet options...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter pricing and specs : T6 generation van and cab chassis variants arrive
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter pricing and specs : T6 generation van and cab chassis variants arrive

The new ‘T6’ generation Volkswagen Transporter has arrived, bringing in a significant range of updates for what has become Australia’s third most popular mid-sized van range. The newest version of the Volkswagen Transporter van is a rival for the evergreen Toyota HiAce and Hyundai iLoad, plus Europeans such as the Ford Transit Custom, Renault Trafic and Mercedes-Benz Vito...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy people-mover pricing and specifications
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy people-mover pricing and specifications

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy people-mover range has arrived in Australia, at the same time as the regular cargo- and crew-van derivatives. Available in regular (SWB) and Maxi (LWB) guises, the Volkswagen Caddy people-mover can be had in five- and seven-seat variations, and is priced between $32,490 and $37,990 plus on-road costs...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy pricing and specifications
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy pricing and specifications

The 2016 Volkswagen Caddy van range has arrived in Australia. It’s the fourth generation of what is now Australia’s dominant light-sized van, given its market share of almost 50 per cent. You’d be hard-pressed to spot the new Caddy's differences from outside, but there’s a new cabin with more equipment, extra safety features and a new drivetrain sourced right from the Golf headlining a large swathe of changes...


2015 LDV G10 manual pricing and specifications: five-speed shifter drops entry to $25,990
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2015 LDV G10 manual pricing and specifications: five-speed shifter drops entry to $25,990

The six-speed automatic of the recently launched 2015 LDV G10 van has been joined by a $25,990 five-speed manual option, cutting the Chinese van’s price of entry by $4000. In June, the G10 launched at $29,990 drive-away with a 165kW/330Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and a ZF-sourced six-speed auto, the combination making it a unique proposition in the Australian market...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Review
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Review

A van with a Mercedes-Benz badge that isn't a parcel carrier? It must be the new V-Class.


Citroen Berlingo run-out offer saves $4500
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Citroen Berlingo run-out offer saves $4500

Run-out versions of Citroen Berlingo are now available with savings of more than $4500 as the French brand prepares to launch an updated version of its compact van later this year. Citroen Australia is offering driveaway prices on remaining stock of its diesel-powered Berlingo long-body vans, advertising them for $26,000 for the five-speed manual and $30,000 for the six-speed semi-automatic...


2015 Renault Trafic L1H1 twin-turbo Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Renault Trafic L1H1 twin-turbo Review

The Renault Trafic is an appealing alternative to better-known vans. Its standing as the ‘European HiAce’ means you should take a look, if you don’t mind a manual gearbox.

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$36,990

No Renault Trafic auto imminent, though company admits mistake
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No Renault Trafic auto imminent, though company admits mistake

Not launching the Renault Trafic van with the option of an automatic gearbox might in hindsight have been a mistake, admits the company’s executive vice president Jerome Stoll this week. Nevertheless, don’t expect a rapid about-face, with the company’s head of light commercials (LCV) Ashwani Gupta saying the company had “no visibility’ on the project materialising any time soon...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people-mover seats eight big adults and has the right badge. But it's also missing some features that should be standard.

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$56,380

LDV G10 Van Review
Rating: 710 /10
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LDV G10 Van Review

The all-new LDV G10 is good enough to change the way people think about Chinese-made commercial vehicles.

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$29,990

Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito
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Mercedes-Benz Australia defends safety standards of new Vito

When a company comes out with a big claim about safety, it’s always pertinent to take a closer look – and that’s certainly the case with the Mercedes-Benz Vito van. Mercedes-Benz Australia launched the new van this week, claiming – unabashedly – that the Vito is “quite possibly the world’s safest office”...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito enters the bustling mid-sized van segment against some strong rivals. How does it stack up?

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$37,140 - $57,190

2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Valente people mover has arrived as part of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito range. The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Valente is priced at $56,380 plus on-road costs, which is a $1790 hike over the existing model ($54,590 plus on-road costs), but that version had less standard gear...


2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito pricing and specifications

The new-generation 2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito van has arrived in Australia. Boasting an entirely new look and revised drivetrains, the updated Vito model has also been given a boost to its standard equipment list. The existing Mercedes-Benz Vito range kicked off from $38,990 plus on-road costs for the 110CDI, but the new model has arrived with a sharper drive-away price for the entry-level 111CDI model of $36,990...