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Reworked Hiace here (Toyota Hiace)

Reworked Hiace here (Toyota Hiace)

FROM 1 September, Toyota’s Hiace will be available in new specification 280 standard wheelbase and 300 long wheelbase entry grades, replacing the outgoing S and SE models. Designed to simplify the grade and pricing structure the 280 will add more equipment as standard over the outgoing S. Key features of […]

TYRES EXPLAINED

TYRES EXPLAINED

Mike Collier offers some help for those in the market for a new set of rubbers TYRES are an expensive purchase. At several hundred pounds for a complete set of mainstream branded tyres on an average family car, it’s not the sort of purchase you’d normally make without putting in […]

Convertible with a difference (GMC Canyon)

Convertible with a difference (GMC Canyon)

IF YOU think that electric folding mirrors are the most exciting things to be found on a car company’s options list, think again. Over in the USA, GMC is offering a unique extra to go with its Canyon pick up truck. For around $200, buyers can choose to fit a […]

ALTERNATIVE PEOPLE CARRIERS

ALTERNATIVE PEOPLE CARRIERS

      BUYING a new MPV doesn’t mean you’re doomed to trundling round town in a vehicle with the running costs of a small space programme and the finesse of a van with windows – well, not unless you really want to. There are plenty of ‘alternative’ MPVs on […]

New finance offer means nothing (VW Transporter)

New finance offer means nothing (VW Transporter)

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles is giving customers the chance to get behind the wheel of a Transporter with a new 54-plate and a zero per cent finance offer. Arranged through Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd (and subject to a 20 per cent plus full VAT minimum deposit), the deal is available […]

Do you want to max that? (Isuzu Rodeo)

Do you want to max that? (Isuzu Rodeo)

ISUZU’S Rodeo pickup is now available as three high-value, style-orientated special editions called ‘Max’. The ‘Max’ pack comprises a soft-type front A-bar with chrome insert, silver ‘Aero’ side steps, rear chrome bumper and light guards and brushed stainless steel door entry guards. Its added value is worth more than £1,110, […]

SUMMER MOTORING ADVICE

WHAT are your childhood memories of motoring? For many, it’s sitting in hot, bad-tempered traffic jams on the way to Blackpool, Southend or Weston-super-Mare. Things haven’t changed much, except now it’s you sitting behind the wheel and doing the shouting. To keep cool this summer, simply follow the tips below […]

Vivaro widens choice with Doublecab

Vivaro widens choice with Doublecab

VAUXHALL is introducing an important new derivative of its award-winning Vivaro van from the end of August. The Vivaro Doublecab brings with it comfortable seating for a team of six, and still offers a lot of load space. The rear passenger seats, reached through wide-opening sliding doors, meet M1 passenger […]

Extol’s virtues (Daihatsu Extol)

Extol’s virtues (Daihatsu Extol)

JAPANESE compact vehicle specialist Daihatsu is offering its new Extol microvan with free air-conditioning, worth £795, throughout the summer. The Extol, which is available for £6,995 (excluding VAT) is the only model in the microvan sector to offer air-conditioning as an option, making it arguably the coolest van in its […]

Renault launches van hire programme

Renault launches van hire programme

RENAULT has launched a new van rental programme across its UK dealer network, called Renault Rent. Available to all of Renault’s 220 dealers, the new initiative is now fully operational at three of the company’s sites in Croydon, Wolverhampton and Oldham, with the aim of having fifty Renault Rent branches […]