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Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Transporter

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Volkswagens commercial range just like their car range, is reassuringly familiar. I tested the latest T6 Transporter recently, driving the T28 Highline SWB EU5 2.0 TDI 150PS 6-speed Manual As a car driver who drives vans, I like a van that feels car like & is equipped […]

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Wild, wild, life. Ford’s pick-up, the Ranger is still the best selling model in it’s sector. When you see a Ranger on the road, the version that stands out, is the top-of-the-range Wildtrak, which competes at the head of the UK pick-up sector against the likes of the Volkswagen Amarok Highline, Mercedes-Benz X-Class, Toyota […]

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Ford Transit Custom

Ford Transit Custom

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Transit Customs Coming Home Ford has a problem. How do you make a great commercial vehicle better ? The case in point is the Ford Transit Custom, newly refurbished for 2018. When it arrived in 2012, it gave the van sector a real shot in the arm. This was a van with a payload of […]

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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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