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Prices announced for new Volkswagen Crafter

Prices announced for new Volkswagen Crafter

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles has announced prices for its new Crafter van which was revealed to the public at the CV Show in March and will go on sale in September. Prices start at £15,300 (basic RRP excl VAT and on the road costs) for the CR30 short wheelbase panel van […]

Fiat’s truck shock

Fiat’s truck shock

FIAT Auto took wraps off its new Ducato at the Madrid International Motor Show, and also revealed the Truckster, an eye-popping concept vehicle. The Truckster is generously proportioned – 6.48 metres long, 2.55 metres high and 2.49 metres wide – and features 28-inch wheels, LED headlights, hydraulically controlled gullwing doors, […]

MPVS: SIZE ISN’T EVERYTHING

      GIVEN the booming demand for MPVs in the UK and Europe, it is easy to believe that it has always been this way. Yet in 1984 when the Renault Espace was first released to an unsuspecting market, sales were almost non-existent, even in its native France. It […]

SIDECARS: A BIT ON THE SIDE

Eric Rayner, a biker for more than 35 years, tries his hand at driving a motorcycle and sidecar.       I HAVE never really seen the point of sidecars – a motorcycle combination, it seems to me, has all the disadvantages of a car and none of the advantages […]

MPVS: SUV OR MPV?

      REMEMBER the good old days when making a bold statement about your commitment to family motoring meant choosing an estate car instead of a saloon? The ubiquitous hatchback was still largely the preserve of continental types (they had yet to become ‘our European partners’) and if you […]

MPVS: YOUR FIRST PEOPLE CARRIER

You’ve just swapped your family hatch for a big, spacious people carrier. Iain Dooley gives you some helpful hints on how to safely get the most from your MPV       SO you’ve got your shiny new people carrier and you’re itching to do all the things that are […]

MPVS: PEOPLE CARRIER CHOOSER

Mike Collier makes the art of choosing the right MPV stress-free so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride       IN THE days before the Renault Espace arrived and invented a whole new class of car, saying you wanted to buy an MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) […]

Iveco adds daily minibus to driveaway options range

Iveco adds daily minibus to driveaway options range

IVECO has added a 17 seat Daily minibus to its DriveAway Options range, enabling operators to order a new minibus and have it on the road almost immediately. The Daily DriveAway Options programme means customers only have to deal with their local Iveco dealer, instead of co-ordinating between two or […]

BACKGROUND: JOB CUTS IN UK CAR INDUSTRY

THE job cuts announced by Vauxhall are the latest blow to the UK car industry, which has suffered a series of high-profile losses over the past year. The biggest casualty was the collapse of MG Rover just before the general election last year, when the huge factory at Longbridge in […]

Vivaro achieves production milestone

Vivaro achieves production milestone

PRODUCTION at General Motors’ Luton plant has reached a significant milestone, with the plant’s 400,000th van rolling off the line. The Vauxhall Vivaro was handed over to Carillion, a civil engineering and building contractors company based in Wolverhampton, W Mids, which has a fleet of 3,000 vans and 3,500 cars. […]