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2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected

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2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 12,000 of its HiAce vans built between 2009 and 2012 over concerns the automatic transmission may refuse to shift out of certain positions...

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Renault Kangoo now $21,990 drive-away for Christmas - UPDATE
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Renault Kangoo now $21,990 drive-away for Christmas - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Renault Australia has confirmed only the 1.6-litre petrol Kangoo short-wheelbase variant gets the Ready for Business pack as complimentary equipment as part of the Christmas promotion. See article for details If Mariah Carey was a tradie, she'd be singing 'All I Want for Christmas is a Renault Kangoo', now that the French van is on sale from $21,990 drive-away this festive season...


LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia
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LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia

The all-electric LDV e-G10 has been unveiled over the weekend at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese manufacturer's latest model in its expanding line-up. Powered by a 75kW/380Nm electric motor, the LDV e-G10 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 14 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150km/h...


2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall notice for 500 of its 2015 and 2016 HiAce LWB Crew Vans over concerns a latch system in the sliding does not meet Australian Design Rules (ADR). According to the Japanese manufacturer, the vehicles are equipped with a single latch system on the side sliding doors which does not comply with the relevant ADR legislation...


2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested
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2016 Trakka Trakkadu AT Review: Volkswagen Transporter campervan tested

Read the full article here. When is a Volkswagen Transporter van more than just a van? When you can cook, sleep and shower in it! This is the Trakka Trakkadu AT, an Aussie-made conversion that turns the cargo van into a camper. Never heard of Trakka? Well, where have you been? The Aussie company has been around since the 1970s, with Volkswagens being the main stock in trade...


2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report four, farewell
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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report four, farewell

Read the full review here. After six months of being our video team’s runaround van, our Renault Trafic has made its way back to the French brand’s headquarters. Over its stint with the team the Renault Trafic was used as a support vehicle on shoots, a daily commuter, an object mover, and all the other things you’d expect of a van...


2017 LDV G10 Turbo Walkaround
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2017 LDV G10 Turbo Walkaround

Read the full article here. The LDV G10 van is now available with the option of a turbo-diesel engine in Australia. Kicking off at $28,990 drive-away with the six-speed manual ($31,490 auto), the diesel-powered G10 van represents a $3000 increase over the equivalent manual-equipped petrol model.


Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers
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Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers

Look at the sales charts and, overall, Mazda Australia and its current eight-vehicle line-up is hitting the mark with buyers, helping the local division lay claim to the title of second-highest-selling brand in the country, and more than 10 per cent market share. But it's so far done so with only one commercial model – the Mazda BT-50...


2015-16 Iveco Daily recalled for parking brake fixe
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2015-16 Iveco Daily recalled for parking brake fixe

Iveco Trucks has issued a recall for its Daily vehicles sold during 2015 and 2016 over concerns the parking brake could fail. According to the manufacturer, it is possible that the eyelet of the secondary cable of the parking brake may break. If the condition occurs, the parking brake will not operate as intended and may cause the vehicle to roll away, potentially causing an accident...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016

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 Kangoo Lifestyle Pack adds tech and comfort for Maxi Crew model
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Renault Kangoo Lifestyle Pack adds tech and comfort for Maxi Crew model

The Renault Kangoo is now available with an optional Lifestyle Pack, which adds a number of features to the French van. Only available on the five-seat Kangoo Maxi Crew LCV variant, the Lifestyle Pack costs an additional $1290, adding a handful of styling, tech and comfort features. Inside, the pack brings Renault’s 7...


Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...


Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office
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Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office

Nissan has revealed the product of its partnership with UK-based design workshop Studio Hardie - the e-NV200 WORKSPACe - which the company says is the world’s first all-electric mobile office...


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EV coming in 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EV coming in 2018

An electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is due to be produced in 2018, and Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is going to bring it Down Under. The electric model will make up part of the all-new, third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range that will be revealed in 2017, and styling of the new model has been presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept (pictured throughout this story)...


Mercedes chief reckons X-Class could be the only premium pick-up for some time
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Mercedes chief reckons X-Class could be the only premium pick-up for some time

At the launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute concepts in Sweden this week, there was constant talk of the fact the three-pointed star brand is the first premium brand to enter the pick-up space. It’s true – Mercedes-Benz is the first. But the question remains as to whether the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be the last.


LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away
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LDV G10 gets turbo-diesel option from $28,990 drive-away

The LDV G10 van is now available with the option of a turbo-diesel engine in Australia. Kicking off at $28,990 drive-away with the six-speed manual ($31,490 auto), the diesel-powered G10 van represents a $3000 increase over the equivalent manual-equipped petrol model. The 1.9-litre oiler produces 106.5kW of power at 4000rpm and a meaty 350Nm of torque between 1800 and 2600rpm...


2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Review

The future of family transport is here in the 2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. James takes a look to see if this designer people-mover has practical traits to go with the funky looks.

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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report four, farewell
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Renault Trafic Review: Long-term report four, farewell

At the end of our time with the 2016 Renault Trafic, the production guys were sad to see it go...

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$37,990

2016 Toyota HiAce LWB Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2016 Toyota HiAce LWB Review

The 2016 Toyota HiAce has some added tech that wasn't available before - like a rear-view camera - but regardless of standard kit, it remains the standout favourite in Australia.

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$36,710

Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia
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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

Alternative-fuel vans are all the go right now - and here's another: the Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept. That's right, this big bus runs on hydrogen. The Hyundai H350 - a rival to the likes of the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter among others - has been around for nearly two years, but this is the first version we've seen without the trusty 2...