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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2018

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Twenty-First Century Van As Mercedes-Benz head of Van Sales Steve Bridge, told the assembled motoring writers at the recent UK launch of the third generation Sprinter, ” Mercedes-Benz Vans is undergoing a transformation from a vehicle manufacturer into a provider of transport & mobility solutions. “ As the way we purchase & use our […]

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Vauxhall Movano.

Vauxhall Movano.

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The UK large van sector just got even more competitive, with the introduction of the new Volkswagen Crafter and MAN TGE in 2017 and an all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter due later in 2018. There’s even competition from below, with the launch of the LDV V80. Here at CC&V, we wondered where the launch of these […]

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Isuzu D-Max AT35 Arctic

Isuzu D-Max AT35 Arctic

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Meet the prop-forward We drove the excellent new Isuzu D-Max back in April 2017. Powered by Isuzu’s new 1.9 litre diesel engine, it was not noticeably lacking in power compared to the previous 2.5 unit fitted across the range. The only model not available at launch, fitted with the new engine, was the D-Max […]

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

| December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  I am not a number I am an X-Class. December 2017 saw the UK launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. With annual UK pick-up sales approaching 50,000 units, is it any wonder that Mercedes-Benz want a piece of the pie & the X-Class now gives the brand the opportunity to supply it’s existing customers with […]

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Fiat Professional Fullback Cross

Fiat Professional Fullback Cross

| November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey Good Looking ! A new 4×4 ‘Cross’ version of the Fiat Professional Fullback has recently been launched, which adds a new top-of-the-range version of Fiats Mitsubishi-inspired model. Priced from £26,495 (excl. VAT) for the 2.4 180 HP 6Spd Manual Cross, the new model is aimed fairly & squarely at attracting leisure customers to Fiat’s […]

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LDV EV80

LDV EV80

| October 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Fly to Dublin they said. Meet up with the Harris Group they said. Drive some LDV van’s they said. Try the EV version they said. An EV LDV ? Surely a Chinese manufacturer could not have produced a large EV van & bring it to market before the might of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Ford et […]

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MAN TGE

MAN TGE

| October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Another German Stopper In a world of globalisation, the launch of a brand new van from a new manufacturer really is a rarity. That manufacturer is MAN, the German truck maker who in September 2017 adde the large panel Van the TGE to it’s existing range of trucks. In reality, the TGE is an […]

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Isuzu D-Max Utah

Isuzu D-Max Utah

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Utah Jazz Pick-ups were once just for work. A capable load lugger with off-road capability, able to get to places normal cars could not reach. In recent years though, the pick-up manufacturers have discovered that their customer base now contains many ’lifestyle’ drivers, who want a pick-up for urban use & whose main […]

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Isuzu D-Max Utility

Isuzu D-Max Utility

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Basic Instinct Isuzu launched their pick-up contender the D-Max, back in 2012 & in the face of increased competition have, in Spring 2017, updated & improved their already very successful range. Pick-up sales have grown considerably in recent years, from just 19,500 in 2010 to an expected 50,000+ in 2017, with Isuzu projected to sell […]

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LDV V80

LDV V80

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

    The Two for One Van from LDV. After making a significant splash at the 2016 CV Show, LDV is back. After a gap of seven years, the old LDV was sold to SAIC in China, which has renamed the Maxus the LDV V80 & is now selling it again in the UK through […]

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