Celebrating a tremendous success of the family in its stronghold, the British branch of the global brand has issued a special edition 2010 Ford Transit SportVan commercial vehicle.
Looking a bit like a fire truck with its bright red paint with a pair of white stripes, the commercial van offers the usual combination of visual sportiness of its exterior with a bit disappointingly anemic diesel engine. However, if you don’t plan to take the van to Silverstone (you don’t, do you?), the vehicle still seems like a nice choice thanks to numerous interior and exterior enhancements that come as a part of the package.
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The new breed of electric vehicles is on offensive. As Ford UK tries to sell some more commercial vans by offering them in sporty colors, the Rochester-based company Amp Electric Vehicles offers a Smith Ampere EV conversion program that turns a normal oil-burner into a futuristic, zero emission electric vehicle.
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The new 2007 Daihatsu Sonica mini-MPV somehow manages to combine an extremely small footprint with a *cough* spacious interior that allows five (or rather four plus very tiny one) persons to travel from point A to point B in *cough* relative *cough* comfort. Just to understand how compact the car is, consider that it is almost six inches shorter than the upcoming 2007 Fiat 500! Well, that is why it is called a Kei-car, isn’t it?
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While the 2007 Kia Carens (also known as Rondo on certain markets) will not stun you with refined styling or expensive materials decorating its interior, the new people carrier seems to offer a nice combination of a comfortable interior with all the necessary amenities, and an easily recognizable exterior that, after you look at it for a minute, doesn’t look that ugly after all.
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The 2007 Volkswagen Crafter LT3 commercial van was officially presented at the 2006 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, UK. Soon to be offered in different versions (those including upscale people haulers to serve as corporate shuttles or even work on public commute lines), the vehicle has quite an impressive payload capacity, as well as offers a nice range of turbodiesel-powered engines that can be mated with an optional ‘manumatic’ gearbox.
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The 2006 Kia Sedona people carrier has successfully passed a series of frontal and side impact crash tests commissioned by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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The French car manufacturer Renault plans to release a special edition of its Kangoo commercial vehicle. Called 2006 Renault Kangoo Wallace & Gromit Limited Edition, the new version of the car was created for families with kids who don’t want to get a mid-size SUV and still not ready to buy a minivan. Sporting faces of the popular animation characters, the cars will be offered via your local McDonald’s restaurant with every Happy Meal package (well, just kidding.)
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