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2019 Toyota ProAce City revealed for Europe

The mid-sized Toyota ProAce van will get a smaller brother in Europe, thanks to a tie-up with PSA Group. Meet the ProAce City, a compact re-skinned brother to the Citroen Berlingo. Toyota is chasing 900,000 light-commercial vehicle sales in Europe by 2021, and this van will play an important role...

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Renault Kangoo ZE Concept previews next-generation van
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Renault Kangoo ZE Concept previews next-generation van

The Renault Kangoo ZE Concept was unveiled overnight, and is said to preview the company's next-generation small van. Renault is especially keen to point out the concept's body is "designed like that of a passenger car", and features prominent wheel arches, sculpted flanks and a rounded shoulder line. The concept looks pretty close to being production ready...


2006-16 Volkswagen Crafter Takata recall initiated
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2006-16 Volkswagen Crafter Takata recall initiated

Volkswagen has recalled the 2006-2016 Crafter van in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, to have a combination of driver and passenger Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata recalls, vehicles in the campaign are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, when exposed to a combination of heat and humidity, can degrade...


2019 Toyota HiAce pricing and specs: AEB standard - UPDATE
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2019 Toyota HiAce pricing and specs: AEB standard - UPDATE

Toyota will transfer its focus on safety from cars to vans, announcing its entire HiAce range will get autonomous emergency braking as standard. Update: Toyota Australia has added pricing details for the LWB petrol automatic and diesel manual. We've updated our chart at the bottom of the story...


2020 Volkswagen Transporter debuts
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2020 Volkswagen Transporter debuts

Volkswagen has followed the reveal of its new Multivan with details about its new T6.1 Transporter panel van and dual-cab pickup, set to arrive locally in the first quarter of 2020. As with the already-revealed Multivan facelift, the freshened-up Transporter features an updated exterior with squarer headlights, a new grille design, and sportier-looking bumpers...


2021 Volkswagen Caddy spied
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2021 Volkswagen Caddy spied

The replacement for the long-lived third-generation Volkswagen Caddy, which debuted back in 2003, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. Even with every panel, except the roof, camouflaged it's obvious the new van will prioritise cargo over fashion. Up front the new Caddy has a closed-off upper grille, modern-looking headlights, and a radar unit for the vehicle's various safety systems...


Ford Transit EV set for 2021 launch
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Ford Transit EV set for 2021 launch

Ford will launch its all-electric Transit van in 2021, as it looks to ramp up its footprint in the world of electrified vehicles. Announced at an event in Amsterdam overnight, the plug-in Transit will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and Volkswagen e-Crafter. At least, it will in Europe...


Peugeot rejoins van market: autonomous emergency braking and five year warranty across the range
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Peugeot rejoins van market: autonomous emergency braking and five year warranty across the range

Advanced safety is finally being rolled out on vehicles that spend more time on the road than most others: delivery vans. French brand Peugeot has announced it is rejoining the commercial vehicle market in Australia after a five-year absence with a three-model range of small, medium and large vans...


Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition on sale from $63,990
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Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition on sale from $63,990

The Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition has landed in Australia, priced from $63,990 drive-away. Scheduled for a public debut this weekend at the Kombi Rally in Manly, NSW, the Multivan Black Edition is limited to just 230 units in Australia, and is pitched as a lifestyle offering in the largely utilitarian line-up...


2018 Volkswagen Crafter recalled
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for certain models from 2018 Crafter van line, over concerns inaccurate information on vehicle labels could lead owners to carry loads that are in excess of the vehicle's capacity. The German manufacturer reports that the compliance labels on some 3550kg variants differ from production information and may state a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) rating that is in excess of the vehicle's capacity...


2019 Ford Transit pricing and specs: AEB now standard
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2019 Ford Transit pricing and specs: AEB now standard

Advanced safety now comes standard on vehicles arguably spending more time on the road than most. The new Ford Transit Custom will automatically slam on the brakes in traffic if the driver is not paying attention. The 2019 Transit Custom joins the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and new VW Crafter with AEB standard across the range...


2020 Volkswagen Transporter, Multivan, Caravelle revealed: Australian launch next year
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2020 Volkswagen Transporter, Multivan, Caravelle revealed: Australian launch next year

Volkswagen has given its Transporter van a new look, with a fresh grille more closely aligned to models like the Touareg, a sportier looking bumper design, and squarer headlight units which flow directly into a new side badge and indicator element. Out the back there's LED driving lights integrated into the redesigned tail-lights graphics...


2008-15 Volkswagen Caravelle, Multivan recalled for Takata airbags
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2008-15 Volkswagen Caravelle, Multivan recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for Caravelle and Multivan models fitted with Takata airbags, affecting vans and people movers across the 2008 to 2015 model years. The recall is specific to the driver's side airbags, which could have degraded propellant if exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time...


2019 Toyota HiAce officially revealed
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2019 Toyota HiAce officially revealed

Toyota has officially unveiled its 2019 HiAce van, just days after leaked images of the hotly-anticipated load-lugger revealed its snub nose and more modern face. When it arrives locally in mid-2019, the HiAce is expected to carry a five-star ANCAP rating in its safest guise...


Volkswagen unclear on e-van timeline in Australia
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Volkswagen unclear on e-van timeline in Australia

Volkswagen Australia's commercial division says it isn't sure exactly when it will introduce all-electric versions of its van range, despite the brand's push towards electrification globally. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch for the Caddy Beach camper van in Sydney this week, director for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen Australia, Ryan Davies, said it's "too early to tell" what the future of electric vans will look like here...


Volkswagen Caddy Beach arrives from $46,990 drive-away
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Volkswagen Caddy Beach arrives from $46,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced details for the new Caddy Beach camper van, with prices starting at $46,990 drive-away. Dubbed as the "most affordable and cleverest recreational vehicle on sale today" by the director of Volkswagen's local commercial division, the Caddy Beach is based on the long-wheelbase Maxi Trendline grade and gains a host of lifestyle-oriented features...


2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its facelifted V-Class van, complete with the promise of a fully-electric variant, ahead of a third-quarter arrival in Australia. As you'd expect of a mid-life tickle, changes to the V-Class are subtle on the outside. The front bumper has been redesigned in search of a more aggressive stance, while the AMG Line package now brings a diamond radiator grille in keeping with the wider range...


Negotiating Christmas in the 2018 Hyundai iLoad

Negotiating Christmas in the 2018 Hyundai iLoad

Double demerit points, largely desolate roads and barely any traffic leave me wanting one thing over the Christmas break – a commercial vehicle that isn't likely to encourage me to get into any trouble. The CarAdvice Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series wasn't quite ready to go from its first round of mods and with the requirement that I lug my huge 80-litre Engel fridge/freezer around over the break, the 2018 Hyundai iLoad presented itself as the perfect solution...


2007-16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Takata recall initiated
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2007-16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Takata recall initiated

Mercedes-Benz has initiated its Takata recall for the Sprinter to replace both the driver and passenger inflators replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is involved in an accident, there's a risk the inflator housing could rupture under too much internal pressure, sending shrapnel flying into the cabin...


2018 Volkswagen Transporter TDI400 LWB review
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2018 Volkswagen Transporter TDI400 LWB review

The Volkswagen Transporter remains a versatile and compelling proposition for bombing around town delivering goods. Here, we put the long-wheelbase version through its paces.