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EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 382 examples of the MY2015 V-Class and related Vito over concerns the driver's airbag could deploy "without obvious cause". The German marque says the fault is the result of electrostatic discharge, caused by the steering column not being sufficiently grounded and the column's switch module being damaged or faulty...

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 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...

Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz

Commercial vehicles will be a key to growing Australia’s sluggish electrified vehicle adoption rate, believes the local division of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Daimler will begin series production of EV vans from the end of 2018, with mid-sized Vito and larger Sprinter iterations to be available — first in Europe, but eventually elsewhere...

Mercedes-Benz Vito van recalled over possible fuel leak issue

Owners of a Mercedes-Benz Vito van will be receiving a letter in the mail to get their vehicles in for a quick fix over a potential fuel line leak. A total of  just 139 examples of the the Vito have been recalled because, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Product Safety Australia website, the "high pressure fuel line may not have been manufactured to specification, this could result in fuel leakage"...

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

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...

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...

Mercedes-Benz praises ANCAP for being more constructively critical

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s light commercial division has praised crash test safety watchdog ANCAP for what it considers a new and significantly more constructive approach to making sure vehicles sold here are as safe as possible. The Mercedes-Benz Vito van recently received the maximum ANCAP safety rating (with a 2014 date stamp)...

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)...