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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Isuzu D-Max Fury

1 year ago / 0 comments

The pick-up market is no stranger to luxury specification levels, with leather-trimmed and alloy-wheeled special editions from the majority of manufacturers. Those models often sit at the top of the range and are usually … Read More »

First Drive: Tevva Motors 7.5-tonne electric range extender truck

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Light truck   PRICE £40,000–£60,000 + battery lease   GVW 7.5 tonne   Payload 2,700kg plus body The problem with a conventional electric truck is that the weight of batteries required to offer a credible … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Vivaro Combi

1 year ago / 0 comments

The double cab has become an increasingly popular layout for those looking to carry a combination of people and goods, with a second row of seats and a dedicated load area behind. Those looking … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Transporter

2 years ago / 0 comments

Let’s face it, Euro 5 engine emissions are hardly top of the list of topics when talking to VW these days. However when the firm unveiled its sixth generation Transporter earlier this year, it … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan Navara

2 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Pick-up   PRICE £18,376–£24,293   FUEL 40.3–44.9mpg   CO2 169–183g/km Nissan’s NP300 Navara pick-up boasts cleaner, more efficient engines, five-link rear coil suspension, a host of car technologies and the firm’s recently announced five-year/100,000 mile … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Corsavan

2 years ago / 0 comments

MODEL: Vauxhall Corsavan Sportive 1.3CDTi S/S SECTOR: Car-derived vans LOAD VOLUME: 0.92m3 GVW: 1,695kg POWER: 95hp @ 3,750rpm The compact car‐derived market is something of a niche these days, … Read More »

Road Test: Iveco Daily

2 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Large van   LOAD VOLUME 10.8–19.6m3   GVW 3.5 –7.0 tonnes   POWER 106–205hp The home delivery boom has seen a massive increase in the number of 3.5-tonne vans on our roads, bridging the gap … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Vito

2 years ago / 0 comments

When Mercedes-Benz first decided to compete in the mid-weight van market with Vito, it followed the trend at the time and opted for front wheel drive. However by the second generation of Vito, it … Read More »

Road Test: Dacia Duster

2 years ago / 0 comments

Taking the back seats out of a compact SUV and blanking out the rear side windows to create a van is not rocket science, the likes of Mitsubishi, Land Rover and SsangYong have been … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Transporter

2 years ago / 0 comments

The latest Volkswagen Transporter may look very similar to its predecessor, but beneath the sharper exterior, with its hewn from solid lines and sparkly LED lights, the company has made some big changes. The … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz Unimog

2 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Heavy-duty off-road   ENGINE 5.1-litre Euro 6, 230hp, 900Nm   GROSS WEIGHTS U4023 10.3t, U5023 14.5t  I’ve never heard anyone complain that their Unimog was struggling off the road. Despite that, Mercedes-Benz has gone … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Tristar

2 years ago / 0 comments

Colleagues who recently attended the Geneva Motor Show will have been treated to a host of outlandish concept vehicles. Concepts at a motor show are traditionally an opportunity for designers to let their … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Corsavan

2 years ago / 0 comments

While many manufacturers have moved away from direct car-derived vans in favour of high cube models that use car drivelines, Vauxhall continues to sell the compact Corsavan. The fifth generation of this compact LCV … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat Doblo Cargo

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fiat Professional’s latest Doblo Cargo line-up aims to please both fleet managers, with improved fuel consumption and market-leading carrying capacity, and drivers by offering lower in-cab noise levels and uprated infotainment systems. The vans … Read More »

Road Test: Iveco Daily

2 years ago / 0 comments

38% of 3.5-tonne vans sold in Europe have a load volume of 9-11m3, while 35% are in the 11-14m3 class. It comes as little surprise therefore, to hear that Iveco sees its new 10.8m3 … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

2 years ago / 0 comments

All large vans will have to comply with Euro 6 engine emissions regulations by the end of September 2016. However, for some time now, companies like Mercedes and Iveco have offered engines in both … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twizy Cargo

3 years ago / 0 comments

Battling with inner-city traffic to deliver parcels, post or food services can be a difficult task. It’s often not a case of keeping pace with traffic, but being able to nip through the smallest … Read More »

Road Test: Paneltex Zeroed

3 years ago / 0 comments

Range and cost are the two stumbling blocks for electric van buyers. Less talked about is weight, or more specifically payload. Electrical components like batteries impact on the carrying capacity of an LCV. With … Read More »

Road Test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

3 years ago / 0 comments

The four-wheel drive SUV-derived van market has always been slightly niche. Apart from Land Rover’s venerable Defender 90 and 110, it has been left to companies like Mitsubishi with the Shogun and Outlander commercials, … Read More »

Fiat Ducato

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fiat Professional’s revised Ducato van range has one major USP when compared to the Citroën Relay and Peugeot Boxer that are built alongside it. Where the French duo use a 2.2-litre diesel engine to … Read More »