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Vantastic Volkswagen (VW Caddy Racer)

Vantastic Volkswagen (VW Caddy Racer)

VOLKSWAGEN’S latest racer has broken cover – but the machine in question is not a car but a racing van. Powered by a 230 PS, 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, the new Caddy is set to thrill race-goers around the UK for the duration of the Volkswagen Racing Cup season. Straight from […]

Vauxhall vans make a stand (Vivarocombo)

Vauxhall vans make a stand (Vivarocombo)

A VAUXHALL van has driven its way onto the company’s impressive stand at Motor Show Live – dressed in sporty VXR livery. Perhaps surprisingly, it is attracting just as much attention as the more obviously glamorous VX220 and Holden Monaro located just next to it. The Luton-built Vivaro double cab […]

Plastic fantastic for flatbeds (new technology)

Plastic fantastic for flatbeds (new technology)

REINFORCED plastic trailers for trucks, invented by British engineers, could ease the load on the world’s roads and help the environment, it is being claimed. UK scientists and engineers have developed a lightweight trailer made from special plastic composites that are much lighter than conventional steel chassis, yet are just […]

Hilux becomes invincible (Toyota Hilux)

Hilux becomes invincible (Toyota Hilux)

THE Toyota Hilux’s legendary durability was well-proven when it survived trial by fire, flood, tumbling tower block and deadly caravan for the BBC’s Top Gear programme. Even before undergoing such extreme testing, its ability to cope with the toughest conditions has made it one of the world’s best-selling models with […]

Renault launches Crew Van Trafic

Renault launches Crew Van Trafic

FOLLOWING its UK debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC Birmingham in March, Renault has announced that the new Trafic Crew Van is now on sale. With seating for the driver, five passengers and a versatile load area of up to 4.13 cubic metres, this latest addition to […]

Specs up for Terrano (Nissan Terrano Van)

Specs up for Terrano (Nissan Terrano Van)

NISSAN’S Terrano Van has been given a double rise – in price, but also in standard specification. The standard model now costs £14,125, with the higher-specification 3.0 Di SE available from £16, 245. Safety upgrades play a major part in the 2004 changes to Terrano Van. The entry level Standard […]

Queen of the jungle & King of the road (Volvo Trucks)

Queen of the jungle & King of the road (Volvo Trucks)

VOLVO Trucks has announced that its stand at Truckfest 2004 in Peterborough will feature special guest and Queen of the Jungle Kerry McFadden. Other attractions include the UK’s most powerful truck – the FH16 – and the latest US truck, the bonneted VN 780. Celebrating 10 years of FH development, […]

Small size, big ambitions (Volkswagen Caddy Van)

Small size, big ambitions (Volkswagen Caddy Van)

VOLKSWAGEN’S new Caddy van, launched in the UK in March, is now available with a TDI diesel engine. The new model has a basic recommended retail price of £10,550, ex VAT. The turbocharged 1.9 TDI PD produces 104PS at 4,000rpm and 184lbs/ft of torque at only 1,900 rpm. Company bosses […]