Commercial Vehicles

Volkswagen Amarok gets facelift and V6 engine

The new Amarok from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is set to feature the latest generation of Volkswagen V6 engines meaning drivers can look forward to an additional litre of displacement offered by the 3.0-litre engine. The new engine will deliver 550 Nm of torque and has an output of 224 PS. Offering high torque at low engine speeds, the six-cylinder engine is …

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Big week for van and pickup truck launches

new vans

It’s been a big week for van and pickup truck news as several new models made their UK debuts at the Commercial Vehicle show held at the Birmingham NEC from the 26-28 April. April 2016 has seen the wraps pulled off the all-new Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Toyota ProAce, which all made their world premiers at the event. In …

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Isuzu launches truck for all terrain

Isuzu AT35

Isuzu has bolstered the D-Max line-up with the launch of an extreme version. The new Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is engineered to take on the most arduous terrain, according to the manufacturer. Available in either double-cab or extended-cab configurations, Isuzu says the AT35 is the most capable pick-up it has ever put on sale. It is priced from £30,995. …

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Iveco debuts new daily 4×4

Iveco used the CV Show to premiere its New Daily 4×4 – the latest generation off-roader, built with special features to tackle tough terrain including quarries, building sites and remote locations often inaccessible to regular commercial vehicles. The updated 4×4 is said to pair a reinforced body with the driving comfort of an on-road vehicle including excellent forward visibility and …

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Toyota Proace van makes world debut

Toyota Proace van

The new Toyota Proace Van range of light commercial vehicles is making its world debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham this week with UK order books now open ahead of the official start of sales in September. Five-year warranty New Proace Van will be sold in the UK with  five-year/100,000-mile warranty, with unlimited mileage for …

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Ford Transit the most stolen vehicle in the UK

According to latest figures from NaVCIS (National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service), the Ford Transit was the most frequently stolen vehicle in the UK in 2015. In further bad news for Transit owners, only one third of stolen Ford Transits are ever recovered and returned to their owners, compared to a national average of 55% of cars and 38% of light …

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Widespread van overloading undermining tech advances, says SMMT

van overloading

Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous van overloading, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned today. Almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans weighed last year by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) were found to be overloaded, a worse record than the previous year in which 84% of the …

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Prices released for new Peugeot Expert van

Peugeot Expert van

The UK range and prices for the all-new PEUGEOT Expert van have been released today (Tuesday 26 April), ahead of its worldwide launch at the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC. The all-new PEUGEOT Expert will be available to order from June 2016 ahead of going on sale in September. In the UK, the all-new PEUGEOT Expert will be …

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Citroën Dispatch pricing released

Citroën Dispatch pricing

The UK range and prices of the New Citroën Dispatch have been released today – Tuesday 26 April. The full UK technical specification of the advanced New Dispatch range will be released closer to the ‘on sale’ date of 1 September 2016. Orders can be placed from June. In the UK, the New Dispatch will be offered with a choice …

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Ford launches new Transit and Transit Custom

new transit van

Ford’s  new Transit van and Transit Custom van, which are being launched at The Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this week, are said to offer improved cost of ownership and performance thanks to the inclusion of the new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine. The Ford EcoBlue engine enhances fuel efficiency by up to 13 per cent compared with the outgoing 2.2-litre …

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