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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...

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2018 Volkswagen Transporter TDI400 LWB review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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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.

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$52,110

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter variant breakdown
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter variant breakdown

The brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter light-commercial range is now available, with the company promising the highest level of safety, competitive running costs, and infotainment/telematics “designed for the next era”. It needs to be good...


Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags
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Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags

Platinum Import Garage has issued a recall for imported Mitsubishi Delica and Lancer vehicles as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag campaign. As with other Takata-related recalls, affected vehicles could be fitted with faulty airbags which can have degraded propellant as a result of exposure to heat and humidity over time...


2019 Ford Transit revealed, Custom PHEV variant added
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2019 Ford Transit revealed, Custom PHEV variant added

Ford has unveiled facelifted versions of its Transit van line-up, with updated styling inside and out, improved technology and a plug-in-hybrid option. The updates apply to the mid-sized Transit Custom, as well as the larger Transit Two-Tonne. From mid-2019, the Transit Custom will be available with a first-in-class plug-in hybrid electric option...


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pricing and specs
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the new-generation Sprinter van line-up will be arriving Down Under next month, headlined by the availability of the company's new MBUX infotainment system and new driver assistance systems. From October, the Sprinter panel van and cab chassis variants will arrive in Australian showrooms, with the minibus and tractor head versions in early 2019...


London Taxi maker to begin trials of new electric van
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London Taxi maker to begin trials of new electric van

The London EV Company, the maker of London's iconic black taxi cabs, expects to begin fleet trials of its new range-extended electric van in the second half of 2019. The company is currently in discussions with a number of public-sector organisations, including the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service, about adding prototypes of its new van to their fleets...


2019 Ford Transit previewed
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2019 Ford Transit previewed

Ford has announced it will reveal the updated Transit range at the Hanover CV show, which commences September 20. Several big announcements will be made at the event, including the launch of a new two-tonne Transit featuring mild hybrid technology – a first for the segment – along with the debut of the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, which will launch sometime  in 2019...


Volkswagen Polo, Transporter recalled for Takata airbags
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Volkswagen Polo, Transporter recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has commenced the first part of its Takata airbag recall, issuing a notice for the previous-generation Polo light hatch and Transporter van across various model years. This particular recall involves the MY07-09 Polo (A4) and MY08-15 Transporter, with 4253 units and 13,717 units affected from each model line respectively...


Volkswagen Grand California: Bigger camper launched in Europe
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Volkswagen Grand California: Bigger camper launched in Europe

Volkswagen has taken the California and made it a bit larger again, with the launch of the Grand California ahead of the Dusseldorf Caravan Salon in Germany. Unlike the regular California, which is built around the Transporter, the Grand California is based on the larger Crafter...


2018 Volkswagen Crafter review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter review

Volkswagen Australia wants this new-generation Crafter to triple its predecessor's sales. With a vastly wider range of variants available, now developed entirely in-house, this seems achievable.

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Volkswagen Caddy Beach camper coming Down Under for $44,990
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Volkswagen Caddy Beach camper coming Down Under for $44,990

Want a cheap camper van that can be driven out of the dealer? Volkswagen Australia reckons it has you covered. The company has announced the special edition Caddy Beach will be available from the fourth quarter of this year, priced at $44,990 before on-road costs. This spiritual little sibling to the Trakkadu is based on the $39,000 Caddy Maxi Trendline derivative, with its 92kW/220Nm turbo-petrol engine and DSG transmission...


Renault Australia: Trafic auto still 12 to 18 months away
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Renault Australia: Trafic auto still 12 to 18 months away

There's something holding the Renault Trafic back in Australia. No matter how sharply it's marketed, or how well it's priced, buyers want automatics, and the French brand doesn't offer one Down Under. Even tradies are avoiding three-pedal cars like the proverbial locally. Manual vans make up just 30 per cent of the market in which the Trafic competes, making its nine per cent segment share impressive...


2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017 V-Class, over concerns about the front-seat wiring loom fasteners. According to the company, the swivelling function on the front seats could make the wiring loom come loose. If the loom comes loose, it could make the side airbags randomly activate...


2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled select Sprinters built in October and November 2017, over concerns some spot welds may not have been applied. According to the company, some spot welds on the front-side wall linking the door frame with their hinge reinforcements mightn't have been applied, on either the driver or passenger side of the car...


Renault Kangoo ZE: Electric van priced from $52,527 for private buyers
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Renault Kangoo ZE: Electric van priced from $52,527 for private buyers

Renault Australia will start selling the Kangoo ZE all-electric van to private buyers, offering it alongside the Zoe city car at a handful of specially-trained dealers. Previously reserved for fleet buyers, the electric load-lugger will be priced from $52,527 drive-away. Power comes from a 33kWh lithium-ion battery pack hooked up to a synchronous electric motor making 44kW and and 226Nm of torque...


Volkswagen California XXL teased
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Volkswagen California XXL teased

Volkswagen has released a trio of teaser sketches for its new California XXL motorhome, scheduled to debut at the 2018 Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf next month. Essentially a production version of the California XXL motorhome concept shown at last year's Caravan Salon, the new camper van is based on the Crafter commercial van, and will sit atop the T6 Transporter-based California in the company's line-up...


2019 Citroen Berlingo revealed, Peugeot Partner too
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2019 Citroen Berlingo revealed, Peugeot Partner too

The all-new Citroen Berlingo has been revealed alongside its Peugeot Partner twin bringing a host of upgrades including new driver assistance systems and powertrains...


2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review: Quick drive
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter review: Quick drive

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has long been one of the go-to large vans in markets all over the globe. This new one sets benchmarks in a number of areas including cabin tech, while sticking with the familiar in others. The days of rough-and-ready work boxes are ending, if this is any guide...


Mercedes-Benz Vans wins back Australia Post contract
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Mercedes-Benz Vans wins back Australia Post contract

Mercedes-Benz Vans fleet department has been delivered a major win, with Australia Post giving it back the lucrative commercial vehicle contract currently held by Renault. The postal service will add 1300 Mercedes Vito and Sprinter vans to its fleet over what is understood to be a three-year agreement...