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Master lives up to its name (Renault Master)

Master lives up to its name (Renault Master)

RENAULT’S New Master van has scooped the ultimate accolade at this year’s What Van? of the Year awards by winning the Van of the Year title for 2004. In addition to winning the most coveted title, it also won the Large Panel Van category for the first time. The New […]

Crossover commercial concept (Mercedes-Benz Viano Activity Study)

Crossover commercial concept (Mercedes-Benz Viano Activity Study)

MERCEDES-BENZ has unveiled a new concept vehicle that might have some future impact on the van market. The Viano Activity Study is a crossover concept for both professional and recreational use and represents “American style combined with European dimensions and dynamism” according to the Stuttgart company. Mercedes-Benz is gauging the […]

Vito Victorious (International Van of the Year)

Vito Victorious (International Van of the Year)

THE new generation Mercedes-Benz Vito Van has just been awarded the most prestigious accolade in the light commercial vehicle sector, the International Van of the Year 2005 (IVoY). Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Renault, the Vito was awarded a total of 83 points […]

Hot Caddy wows the crowds (Volkswagen Caddy TDI Racer)

Hot Caddy wows the crowds (Volkswagen Caddy TDI Racer)

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles is wowing the crowds at this year’s Volkswagen Racing Cup with the second generation Caddy TDI Racer. The vehicle will be raced for the majority of this season by Peter Wyhinny, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, continuing the immense success of its predecessor, the original Caddy TDI […]

SUPERMINI TOP FIVE

SUPERMINI TOP FIVE

Iain Dooley takes a look at the best superminis on the market         UNLESS you’re blessed with a wide drive and an even wider wallet, a small city car or supermini could be the car for you. If masses of space isn’t near the top of your […]

ADVANCED DRIVING

WHAT’S a car’s most important safety feature these days? The anti-lock braking system, perhaps? Or maybe the driver’s airbag? Ask a driving safety expert and they’re likely to point to the human component behind the wheel – the driver. Driver error is far and away the most important single cause […]

Trafic cools off (Renault Trafic)

Trafic cools off (Renault Trafic)

RENAULT’S Trafic range can now be had with a new ‘Air Con Plus’ accessory pack, giving additional equipment and greater value for money. Rather than launching a special edition for a limited period, the new pack is available to order now across the full Trafic range (excluding off-the-shelf conversions and […]

B-Series gets added bite (Mazda B-series Barracuda)

B-Series gets added bite (Mazda B-series Barracuda)

THE popular Mazda B-Series pick-up range has been realigned to offer a higher specification and better value for money. The new Mazda B-Series 4×4 Double Cab Barracuda, designed to meet the increasing demand for pick-up vehicles that are both practical and stylish, will be available from October 2004. Priced at […]

BEAT THE CAR JACKERS

CAR JACKING is a particularly pernicious form of car theft and is rarely out of the headlines. Recently, an elderly woman was forced from her expensive car by thieves who then drove off, leaving her shaken and stranded by the roadside. But before the nation gets as hysterical as it […]

No more excuses (Vauxhall)

No more excuses (Vauxhall)

VAUXHALL has recognised that satellite navigation is of growing importance for business users, as more and more companies count the hidden costs and lost working hours that come from poor route planning. So, in a fit of generosity, the car maker is offering free satellite navigation on selected 2004 model […]