The new Volkswagen pickup, showcased as a concept last year and due to be launched in Europe in 2010, is to be called the Amarok.
The new name means ‘wolf’ in the language of the Inuit, one of the Eskimo people who live in northern Canada and Greenland.

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Used van values quickly bounce back, says BCA

Values in the used van market have swiftly recovered in May after slipping in April for the first time this year. May recorded a month on month improvement of £122 to reach £3,595 – recovering the £71 lost in April and more.

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Iveco joins UK Government scrappage scheme

Iveco has signed up to the UK Government’s car and van scrappage scheme. “Customers can take part in this scheme with immediate effect at any of our dealers across the UK,” said Andrea Bucci, marketing director.

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Commercial Vehicle Operator Show gets green light for 2010

The Commercial Vehicle Show Partnership has announce after several weeks of consultation with transport sector suppliers, Spring 2010 will see the launch of the “Commercial Vehicle Operator Show”, to be held from 13-15 April at the NEC, Birmingham.

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LDV staff leave as administrators in control

The beginning of June saw the last of the 800 LDV staff to be made redundant after administrators took over the running of the company.

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Longer-Term Rental On The Up

Flexible van and truck rental products are proving to be a hit during the recession as businesses aim to minimise risk, according to TLS Vehicle Rental.

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David Cussans to Leave MAN

After many years of working his way up the ranks of MAN, David Cussans is to be leaving the company in the summer.

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Mercedes-Benz launches Swappage van scheme

For van buyers with no old ‘scrappage’ vehicle to trade in, Mercedes-Benz is discounting their Sprinter 311 by £2,000 if the customer takes the Mercedes-Benz finance.

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The latest Volkswagen Crafter panel van, chassis and double cab ranges are set to become among the cleanest and most refined vehicles in their class.

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Scania appoints Regional Executive Director for the South East

Scania (Great Britain) Limited has appointed Neal Walker to the position of Regional Executive Director for the South East. In addition to this post, Neal will also act as Aftersales Director for the region.

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