Tag Archives: Van

New Trigano Transit-based Campers Boasts Bespoke Mods By Ford

France’s motorhomes maker Trigano has announced a new motorhome, AKA camper AKA caravan. Not only did Trigano Group based the camper on a Ford Transit van when creating the Randger 560, but it also managed to get the blessing from the more-than-a-century old American automobile maker by the way of a new, extended five-year warranty offered with each motorhome customers registered from July 01, 2017. As a Transit-based camper, you can expect Ford’s intelligent All Wheel Drive and the company’s pride-and-joy, the eco-friendly 2.0L EcoBlue diesel unit, offered in a choice of 130 PS and 170 PS power outputs, paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. Continue reading New Trigano Transit-based Campers Boasts Bespoke Mods By Ford

Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper

Winnebago, the recreation vehicle maker who is better known for crazy-sized RV that can’t go beyond paved roads, now has one that will delight fans of wilderness. Now, we do not want to question Winnebago’s experience here with regards to off-roading experience, but the spanking new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Revel is quite a looker and it does look the part of the wild. Power comes from a stock 3L 6-pod Diesel motor, paired to a 5-speed automatic Tip Shift gearbox that sends 188 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque to an on-demand 4WD. Continue reading Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper

Citroën HY Tribute Van, Type H 70th Anniversary Van Goes On Sale

Independent car builder Fabrizio and designer David Obendorfer have come together to create a beautiful van that pays tribute to legendary car designer Flaminio Bertoni and the man’s iconic Citroën HY introduced 70 years ago. This modern interpretation of this iconic panel van comes as a complete car kit and developed on the Citroën Jumper underpinning. Appropriately called Type H 70th Anniversary Van, it is being built by Fabrizio Caselani Automobili “using artisanal methods” in limited series of just 70 units and it will be sold exclusively in Italy. Continue reading Citroën HY Tribute Van, Type H 70th Anniversary Van Goes On Sale

Mercedes-Benz’s Future Delivery Vans Will Have Drones To Aid In Deliveries

Before robots come knocking on your door to deliver your parcel, we would probably see drones doing the job. However, unlike Amazon’s bold ambition, Mercedes-Benz joins force with Matternet to explore the concept of combining both traditional man-to-door delivery using a van with drones. Of course, the van here we are talking about isn’t your run-of-the-mill van without front doors. It is the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept, a purpose built delivery van that’s part of a high-tech delivery system going all the way back to the warehouse. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s Future Delivery Vans Will Have Drones To Aid In Deliveries

VW’s BUDD-e Concept Bus Is More Like Internet Of Things On Wheels

It seems like every automaker has flocked to the world’s biggest consumer electronic show to showoff their “tech-centric” vehicles. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen is no exception, or should we say a must after the emission fiasco? Understandably, VW has an electric vehicle in tow for this year’s CES and it is called BUDD-e. Well, it’s a bus, or a van as some would have prefer to call it. To us, it is just an electrified Multivan/California. We are neutral about its look, though. VW must be particularly proud of BUDD-e cos’ the press release is freaking lengthy. But not to worry, we will provide you the gist of story to keep boredom to the minimal. Continue reading VW’s BUDD-e Concept Bus Is More Like Internet Of Things On Wheels

That’s No M2, It Is BMW’s First People Mover, the 2 Series Gran Tourer

So you think BMW has covered all possible segments in the auto market? Think again. All this while, it have been missing out on one segment which marques like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen have long covered. Don’t know what it is? It’s MPV, or more correctly, a minivan, as it is known in the States that we’re talking about. But that was until now cos’ it now has the 2016 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, the German automaker’s all-new model. It is really all-new. Without looking at the image, I bet you will never have guessed Gran Tourer was in fact a real people mover and not surprisingly, it is built on the 2 Series Active Tourer’s underpinning. Continue reading That’s No M2, It Is BMW’s First People Mover, the 2 Series Gran Tourer

Toyota Has an Urban Utility Concept Car and It Looks Super Awesome

when it comes to concept cars, most automakers will be busy churning out exotic examples, but not for Toyota. at least not this time. the Japanese automaker’s Calty Design Research has a chic new concept and it is a cargo van. dubbed Toyota Urban Utility Concept Car or U2 (i.e. U-square), it is inspired by the invention-focused Maker Faire events and is designed to meet the demands of modern, urbanites’ innovative spirit and lifestyle needs. that said, though obviously a cargo van by nature, the Toyota Urban Utility Concept Car is not aimed squarely at businesses; its versatility ensure a broad range of applications, ranging from the delivery of small goods to packing up outdoor adventure gears and equipment for a family outing. Continue reading Toyota Has an Urban Utility Concept Car and It Looks Super Awesome

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4

we don’t usually do vans. they are mostly deemed less of a workhorse (ample, no less), but the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 definitely deserves a mention because it is now available with 4×4 drivetrain. no kidding. a van. 4×4. how many times did you hear or see a van that has all-wheel drive? that plus the fact that it is coming from the pointed star marque really has our stamp of approval. with the 4×4 in place, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 is kind of ready to take the place of a pickup when the next time you need to take on the beaten tracks and it has a bonus: a sheltered cargo area, or you could go for crewbus that’s capable of transporting guests up and down the snowy Alpine resorts. available in several body style to meet varying demands, from crewbus for general transportation to panel van for conveying crews and materials to crewcab for hauling construction machinery out of pits to camper van for adventurers who love traversing across rocky or sandy deserts. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4

MINI Clubvan

MINI Clubvan
MINI Clubvan | US$tba | www.mini.com

delivery vans were never associated with trendiness and youthfulness, let alone sportiness. the introduction of sleeker and more compact panel vans by European automakers did brought about much life to the otherwise dull and monotonous small commercial van market but by not a lot. however, come this fall, that notion is set change by the one marque that the world love so dearly: the MINI and Clubvan is the vehicle that is going to do just that. based on the MINI Clubman, the Clubvan is going to change the way you look at delivery van. Continue reading MINI Clubvan

Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van. 4-row, 12-seater goodness

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(photos: Nissan) 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van | US$tba | www.nissan.com

herding a group of pals to your favorite beach can be quite a challenge. the common issue is the lack of space for either people or your gears. sure, you could always get yourself a motor coach or RV but at the expense of maneuverability. not if you have the Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van – a vehicle that fills the gab between the cumbersome RV and a regular car or SUV. set to hit the dealers next spring, the NV3500 will be offered in a choice of two engines and three models, with a host of option packages. the van is powered either by a 261 horsepower 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve or a 317 horsepower V8 DOHC 32-valve, mated to a heavy duty 5-speed automatic gearbox. both engines feature Nissan’s Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC). handling and braking is in the form of independent front strut, solid rear axle with rigid leaf springs suspension, heavy duty disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and engine-speed-sensitive power steering system. Continue reading Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van. 4-row, 12-seater goodness