Road Test and Review – Vauxhall Vivaro 2020MY

9th September 2019 | Road Tests and Reviews

Overview The Vauxhall Vivaro has, for many years been a popular choice for fleets and small businesses alike that need versatility, practicality and low running costs. Although not often troubling the mighty Ford Transit, and latterly Custom at the top of the sales charts it (and its almost identical sibling the Renault Trafic) has enjoyed…

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Road Test and Review – Volkswagen Caddy SWB Highline 102PS

8th July 2019 | Road Tests and Reviews

Background It’s hard to believe that the Volkswagen Caddy’s origins go back almost 40 years. Originally derived from the first generation Golf, subsequent versions have been based on the Polo, and latterly the Touran platform. The latest facelift dates back to 2015 and it’s no secret that a replacement is waiting in the wings.  Still…

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Road Test and Review – Volkswagen Amarok Highline V6

15th January 2019 | Road Tests and Reviews

The lifestyle 4×4 pick-up market in the UK has bucked the generally weakening trend for new LCV registrations over the past couple of years. Demand has been strong, particularly for models with a high level of trim, prompted undoubtedly by some taxation advantages, but also by changing consumer tastes which are being recognised and exploited…

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Road Test and Review – Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35

19th December 2018 | Road Tests and Reviews

Anything but chilled…   Background Ever since they supplied the converted Toyota Hi-Lux pick-ups  for the trip to the North Pole by the BBC’s Top Gear show, Icelandic firm Arctic Trucks have gained a huge reputation for producing true, go anywhere vehicles. The first mainstream manufacturer to see a potential market for this type of…

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Road Test and Review – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018MY)

24th October 2018 | Road Tests and Reviews

Technology comes to the white van man…   Background Compared to other categories of light commercial vehicle, the 3.5 tonne GVW sector is probably the least sexy and most utilitarian. These are serious load luggers, be it on parcel deliveries, as a mobile service vehicle, or a double cab tipper working on construction projects. Workhorses,…

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