Watch the launch of the New Mercedes Vito LIVE here


Bookmark and tweet this page so you can watch the live reveal of the new Mercedes-Benz Vito on a stream from Berlin.  The Vito launch is much awaited and we expect that the van will look a lot like the new V-Class (at least from the outside.  Mercedes-Benz are looking to be number two player […]

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Aquila Italia Launches New MAN Franchise

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Aquila Truck Centres (Italia) has launched a brand new MAN franchise in Gloucester. The new franchise will sit alongside Aquila’s existing Iveco dealerships. The launch on the back of a £150,000 investment in facilities at the premises. Roy Morton, managing director of Aquila Italia, said: “This is a very exciting time for us, and the […]

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Van Registrations Continue Strongly As Truck Sales Struggle


Van registrations continue to exceed last year’s figures at the half-way point, compared to 2013, while the truck market’s decline continued. Data from the SMMT showed positive signs for the van sector, as it recorded a 33.3% increase on the same month last year, pushing the year-to-date figures to 16.8% ahead of 2013. Both vans […]

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Record Registrations Rise For Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Mercedes-Benz Vans continues to break all records within its UK market, as registrations across the range rose by 25% during the second quarter on 2014, compared to the same period last year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter for record-breaking van sales. Compared with the second quarter of 2013, sales of Citan have grown by 45%, […]

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Posts Record Half-Year Sales In The UK


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has recorded its best ever half-year sales performance in the UK.  A total of 20,907 light commercial vehicles were registered to the end of June, representing an 11.3% increase in sales compared to 18,782 registrations over the same period last year. All models enjoyed strong half-year sales in the UK, resulting in […]

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Volvo Trucks Launches A Unique Gearbox For Heavy Trucks

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Volvo Trucks is now launching I-Shift Dual Clutch – the first automated transmission for heavy vehicles with a dual clutch system. Thanks to power-shift gear changes torque is maintained without any interruption in power delivery and, as a consequence, the truck does not lose any speed during gear changes. For the driver, the result is […]

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Ford Prepares Transit For 10 Years’ Labour


Ford has ensured that the all-new Transit will survive 10 years of the toughest treatment by using an especially punishing accelerated ageing process as part of its development. Durability tests included the equivalent of driving 11 million kilometres – or 275 round-the-world trips – at state-of-the-art proving grounds and in extreme conditions across the globe […]

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Tradeouts Boosts Dealer Confidence with Free HPI Checks

tradeout_small has partnered with HPI, the vehicle history specialist, to be the first trade site to check the history of every vehicle it has for sale. Tradeouts, which recently reported daily listings in excess of 10,000 trade vehicles, will now check all vehicles with HPI for theft and write-off status, saving dealers time, money and […]

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New Smartphone App Provides Information On EU Road Traffic Rules

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What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? Do I need to wear a helmet when I cycle in Sweden? What safety equipment must I always have in the car when driving in Slovakia? From now on, road users do not need to spend a lot of time searching for this information. They can have […]

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Impact Handling Targets In-plant Tractor Market

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Materials handling specialist Impact Handling is introducing a new range of specialist distribution, terminal, Ro-Ro and heavy-duty tractor units into the UK, following its appointment as sole distributor for MAFI Transport Systems. Built in Germany, the MAFI range comes with a choice of Cummins, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo engines, plus Allison or ZF transmissions, depending on […]

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