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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3...

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Medium van sales are booming right now
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Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 2134 of its Vito vans over concerns a loss of brake fluid which could lead to brake failure. According to the German auto maker, the brake fluid reservoir may not have been secured properly due to a manufacturing fault. If the reservoir moves, brake fluid could be lost, which could lead to a deterioration of braking efficiency...


Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy
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Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy

Buying an affordable workhorse van can mean some compromises – but depending on if you're willing to take a gamble on an emerging brand, you might not need to sacrifice space for price. As such, we’ve brought two well-known small vans – the Volkswagen Caddy, Australia’s best-selling model in the segment, and the Citroen Berlingo, a go-to second option – and the much larger, but also cheaper, LDV G10...


Deals On Wheels - tradie special
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Deals On Wheels - tradie special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond
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Top-selling utes and vans: Deep-dive into Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and beyond

Light commercial vehicles nailed it in May, recording 10.6 per cent growth year-on-year and managing overall market share of exactly 20 per cent. That means one in every five new vehicles purchases last month was a ute, van or light bus of some variety...


Nissan NV300: Trafic-based van previewed for Euro market
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Nissan NV300: Trafic-based van previewed for Euro market

Japanese manufacturer Nissan has previewed its all-new NV300 work van this week, hinting at the latest addition to the car maker’s commercial vehicle range. Seen here with just its nose peeking out from under a sheet, the Renault Trafic-based van is set to be unveiled at the Hanover commercial vehicle show in September, with a launch in select markets to follow...


2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review

We go extra-large and take the LWB Mercedes-Benz Sprinter out and about.

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2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Transit range has expanded in Australia this week with the addition of a 12-seater bus variant targeted at businesses, schools, sport clubs and government departments. Behind the three standard seats in the front, the new Ford Transit 410L LWD adds nine more seats in a 2-3-4 configuration over its regular mid-roofed van counterpart...


Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings
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Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings

Crash safety watchdog, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has awarded a pair of vans the maximum five-star crash score. However, the scores were date-stamped with previous testing years. The Ford Transit Custom, which comes standard with front and side airbags unlike some rivals, got the five-star score against 2012 ratings criteria — reflecting when it was physically crashed by sister organisation Euro NCAP (which gave it five stars also)...


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

Three months in, here's the latest on our 2016 Renault Trafic long-termer.

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Nissan Australia still saying no to vans
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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. Nissan remains a strong van player in many markets, with offerings such as the well-regarded NV200 and (Renault Master-based) NV400 in the UK and the NV350 in Japan, though it hasn’t offered a van product here since the early 1990s...


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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