Welcome to issue 65 of Delivery Magazine and the opportunity to share with us some of the new and exciting events taking place in the world of light commercial vehicles.
In this issue Stuart Martin looks at the inequalities of service that result in car owners being able to take a loan replacement vehicle home when van and ute owners that have to use their vehicle for work purposes don’t get the same offer. Do dealerships look on LCV owners as second-class citizens?
Our road test team has been busy evaluating the Mazda BT50 Freestyle ute, Volkswagen’s Transporter T6, the Renault Kangoo and Mitsubishi Triton. We review the extensive IVECO range including the latest Daily van and we drive the latest people mover from Renault in the form of the Master Bus.
Dave Whyte moves up in the weight category into the light to medium truck segment with his drive impressions of the UD MK250 and we look back on some of the major achievements in the life cycle of Hino.
Saving the best for last, our front cover features the all-new release of the Isuzu NLR SERVICEPACK. When Delivery first saw this development it reinforced in our minds the changes that have taken place recently in the ute market.
Isuzu’s SERVICEPACK could well become an overnight success in the tradie segment as it offers so much more than a standard ute and removes the need to tow a trailer.
Able to enter low roofed car parks, it can turn in a far shorter radius that a ute. It’s easier to park that a ute towing a trailer and it carries far more, thanks to custom built lockers on both sides and a storage area in the centre of the tray.
If your vehicle supports you during your working day, Isuzu may offer a totally different solution.
If you are looking for a new vehicle remember to check all the competitive makes and models in our specification comparison charts. Delivery Magazine makes it easier to find the perfect solution for your transport task and that leads to greater efficiency and lower cost of operation.
As always, thanks for joining us, stay safe and enjoy the drive.
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