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Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

Volvo has unveiled its first all-electric truck, complete with battery options ranging from 100kWh to 300kWh. The FL Electric is based on Volvo Trucks's new FL platform, introduced last month...

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Mercedes-Benz eSprinter: More details revealed
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Mercedes-Benz eSprinter: More details revealed

Mercedes-Benz has elaborated on specifications about its upcoming eSprinter van, after initially unveiling the car early in February. Measuring up at 5932mm long on a 3924mm wheelbase, the electric van will be available with a 55kWh or 41kWh battery pack. The former claims a 150km range – Mercedes says it's a reliable figure in unfavourable conditions – and offers a 900kg payload...


Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial revealed for the UK
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Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial revealed for the UK

The Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial has been revealed for the UK market, blending the off-road ability of the Prado with the load-lugging practicality of a commercial van. Offered in both three-door and five-door bodies (pictured), the LandCruiser Utility Commercial is a two-seater with a rubber-lined cargo area combined with a bulkhead and mesh hatch to offer a "robust solution to your transportation needs"...


Renault Master III recalled for steering fix
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Renault Master III recalled for steering fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III over concerns a nut on the steering rack isn't correctly attached. According to the company, an incorrectly tightened clevis nut on the steering column could lead to a loss of steering, increasing the risk of an accident. Just 28 vehicles are included in the recall, with affected VIN numbers listed here...


Ford Ranger, Econovan, Courier added to Takata recall
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Ford Ranger, Econovan, Courier added to Takata recall

Ford has recalled the 2004-06 Courier, 2004-05 Econovan and 2006-11 Ranger as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. According to the Ford, all the vehicles involved in the recall are fitted with the less dangerous 'Beta' inflators. If affected vehicles are involved in an accident and the airbag is activated, the driver and passenger inflators could rupture, causing metal fragments to shoot into the cabin...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class headlines latest five-star ANCAP ratings

Independent crash-testing ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Volkswagen Polo all receiving five-star safety ratings. Headlining ANCAP's release is the X-Class's standard inclusion of autonomous emergency braking – a first for the ute segment in Australia...


The dance of the machines: Inside Mercedes-Benz's Düsseldorf factory
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The dance of the machines: Inside Mercedes-Benz's Düsseldorf factory

Ever wondered what goes on inside an automotive assembly plant? We did too, so when Mercedes-Benz offered CarAdvice the chance to tour its Düsseldorf factory where it builds its popular Sprinter vans, we jumped at the chance. There’s an eerie beauty in the dance of the machines. Huge orange arms loom large, a menacing presence dancing to an accompaniment of an industrial orchestra, metallic and sonorous...


Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux
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Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux

While the Ranger still trails the Toyota Hilux in overall sales, Ford will be hoping the all-new Raptor will help it pull further ahead of its Toyota rival in 4x4 sales. Last month, Ford sold 2892 4x4 Rangers – 12 more than Toyota sold 4x4 HiLuxes – for a 23.7 per cent share of the hotly-contested segment...


Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"
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Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"

In an attempt to meet the ambitious performance targets it set for the Ranger Raptor, Ford engineers turned to the 10-speed automatic from the full-size F-150 Raptor. The transmission, according to John Fallu, transmission and driveline engineering manager for Ford Asia Pacific, was chosen because it meets "both our refinement and performance benchmarks" for the Raptor...


Fiat Ducato recalled for intercooler fix
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Fiat Ducato recalled for intercooler fix

Fiat has recalled the 2.3-litre diesel Ducato van over concerns the intercooler sleeve could come loose from the throttle body. The manufacturer says if the condition occurs, the engine warning light will illuminate and drivers will experience a loss of power. Should the vehicle unexpectedly lose power when in use, it could increase the risk of an accident...


2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed, here in Q4 - UPDATE
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed, here in Q4 - UPDATE

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been revealed overnight in Duisburg, Germany, bringing a comprehensive technology update, the latest active safety systems, and a new front-wheel drive variant...


Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label special edition has been confirmed and detailed for the Australian market, ahead of a local launch in April. Limited to 500 units nationally, the Dark Label is positioned between the Highline and Ultimate variants of the German ute, though pricing is yet to be confirmed...


Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix
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Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III van over concerns about the fuel filter strap. According to the company, the strap could break and cause a noise in the engine bay. The fault could lead to fuel leakage in some 'extreme' cases, increasing the risk of fire. A total of 20 units is affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here...


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased ahead of February 6 reveal
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter teased ahead of February 6 reveal

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been teased on social media ahead of a reveal on February 6. Pitched as a "completely redesigned" model, the new Sprinter is claimed to "#adVANce" the commercial segment in its upcoming third-generation version...


2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing and specs
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing and specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner has arrived in Australia, starting at $48,490 before on-road costs. Available in both medium- and long-wheelbase bodies ($51,990), the Crafter Runner is the first version of the all-new van to arrive Down Under, with the wider range to slowly make its way to Australia...


2017 Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 SX Single Cab Chassis review
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2017 Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 SX Single Cab Chassis review

The Isuzu D-Max is always renowned for being tough as nails, but in this workhorse segment of the truck market, that's only part of the buying proposition.


2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 16 vehicles across its V-Class people mover and Vito van lines over concerns the front wheel bearings could come loose. The German marque reports that the retaining rings of the wheel bearings on the front axle may not be "correctly engaged"...


2018 Land Rover Discovery Commercial revealed
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Commercial revealed

The Land Rover Discovery Commercial, a load-lugging version of the Discovery SUV, has been revealed in the UK. The Discovery Commercial junks the second and third row of seats entirely, and replaces them with a rugged plastic floor liner and 1856 litres of cargo space. Without advertising decals stuck to the side of the car, it's hard to tell the Commercial from passenger-carrying variants...


Renault Kangoo Maxi EDC arrives from $29,990
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Renault Kangoo Maxi EDC arrives from $29,990

The Renault Kangoo Maxi van lineup has been bolstered by the addition of a dual-clutch transmission, with the self-shifting diesel now available from $29,990 plus on-road costs. Available through the company's local dealer network, the Kangoo Maxi EDC joins the petrol-powered Kangoo EDC launched Down Under earlier this year, pairing Renault's Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) shifter with an 81kW/240Nm 1...


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...