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Nissan Australia still saying no to vans

Nissan Australia continues to rule out a return to the commercial van market, citing the high barriers to entry against established players such as the Toyota HiAce and Hyundai iLoad...

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Kia Australia wants vans and trucks again
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Kia Australia wants vans and trucks again

Kia Australia would jump at the chance to sell a light commercial range like it used to, but says there’s currently just no suitable product to choose from. Kia has previously sold a couple of work vehicles in Australia, most notably the cut-price Pregio van, which sold between 2002 and 2006, and was at times the second most popular van on sale after the Toyota HiAce...


Renault LCV range gain X-Track extras, Master adds 4x4 - UPDATE
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Renault LCV range gain X-Track extras, Master adds 4x4 - UPDATE

The Renault Kangoo small van, Renault Trafic mid-size van and Renault Master large van ranges have been updated with X-Track extras. The new Renault X-Track pack includes a limited-slip differential, raised suspension for better ground clearance, underbody protection and all-weather tyres...


2015-16 Ford Transit recalled in US for airbag fault, Australian models not affected
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2015-16 Ford Transit recalled in US for airbag fault, Australian models not affected

Ford’s home office has recalled over 37,000 examples of its 2015-16 Transit vans for an issue with the side curtain airbags. The affected vans were manufactured between March 12, 2014 and March 18, 2016, all specified with low roofs. The manufacturer reports that due to an error in the assembly process, the side curtain airbag may not deploy with the proper trajectory, as a result of being folded and packaged incorrectly...


2016 Iveco Daily 4x4: rigorous outback testing completed ahead of local launch
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2016 Iveco Daily 4x4: rigorous outback testing completed ahead of local launch

One of the country's most hardcore off-road utility vehicles, the 2016 Iveco Daily 4x4, has concluded its Australian testing ahead of its launch in the coming months. The local testing regimen included 13,000 kilometres of testing at "almost full GVM" (4495 kilograms), and saw the Iveco Daily 4x4 encounter temperatures of 48° Celsius...


2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report two
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report two

Our second long-term update on the Renault Trafic L1H1 dCi140 sees videographer Mitchell Oke tell us his thoughts on the van as a camera crew vehicle.

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2016 Hyundai iLoad Review
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2016 Hyundai iLoad Review

The 2016 Hyundai iLoad sees some additional equipment, but does it stack up for business buyers?


Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip: Load-lugging in the 2016 Ford Transit Custom

Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip: Load-lugging in the 2016 Ford Transit Custom

Glamour. Excitement. Travel. All part of the day-to-day life for a CarAdvice team member. Well, maybe Alborz… For our legendary office manager Marcus, one-out-of-three would have to do, having drawn the short straw (it was the only straw) that found him hauling a load of stuff from our Sydney office to its Melbourne counterpart...

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2016 Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Transporter range proves that one size doesn't fit all.

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Van comparison: Hyundai iLoad v Renault Trafic v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison: Hyundai iLoad v Renault Trafic v Volkswagen Transporter

Commercial vans are increasingly proving an important part of the Australian automotive landscape. Vans of all sizes – small, medium and large – saw sales increases in 2015, and it’s that middle segment that takes up the majority of sales. There’s a clear sales leader and, surprise, surprise – it’s a Toyota...


2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report one

Our first instalment covering our new long-term Renault Trafic.

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Volkswagen Transporter Runner and Caddy Runner vans on sale now
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Volkswagen Transporter Runner and Caddy Runner vans on sale now

The new-generation versions of the Volkswagen Transporter Runner and Volkswagen Caddy Runner vans are on sale now. Volkswagen's budget-friendly Runner models have been around for a few years now, and these cut-price versions of the Caddy and Transporter are designed to appeal to those buyers who need a basic van for business needs...


2016 Hyundai iLoad, iMax Series II pricing and specifications: New features, greater supply for Korean haulers
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2016 Hyundai iLoad, iMax Series II pricing and specifications: New features, greater supply for Korean haulers

The Hyundai iLoad, Australia’s second-most-popular cargo van, has received a range of updates that bring it closer to its classy new European rivals such as the Volkswagen Transporter, Renault Trafic, Ford Transit Custom and Mercedes-Benz Vito...


2016 Volkswagen Multivan Highline TDI450 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Multivan Highline TDI450 Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Multivan does luxury well, but its urban manners let it down.

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Peugeot and Citroen pursuing new mid-sized vans for Australia
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Peugeot and Citroen pursuing new mid-sized vans for Australia

The Australian importer for both Peugeot and Citroen has confirmed it is exploring the local business case for the company’s brand new mid-sized vans, co-developed in Europe with Toyota. Sime Darby, distributor for PSA in Australia, said today that the Peugeot Traveller and Citroen SpaceTourer were "under consideration" for Australia...


2016 Iveco Daily pricing and specifications
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2016 Iveco Daily pricing and specifications

The Iveco Daily van and cab-chassis models have been updated for 2016, with extra safety equipment and different body styles now on offer. Iveco – which is better known for its trucks than it is for its commercial vans – offers the Daily model in its ranks as an alternative to the likes of the Ford Transit, Fiat Ducato, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Renault Master...


2016 Iveco Daily Review: Quick drive

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. Today, the light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer sells its vehicles in more than 160 countries...


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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