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    First Drive: 2015 Ford Transit
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    As a segment, fullsize vans are stealth-fighter invisible on most consumers' radar. Visit a dealership for any of the four brands that offer them and you'll be lucky to find even one on display. These are commercial vehicles primarily, even more so than pickup trucks. Vans are the shuttles for ...

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    Report: Ford E-Series chassis cabs and cutaways to survive mass Transit onslaught [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: The text below has been amended to include new details provided by Ford. In March 2013, Ford announced we'd be getting chassis cab and cutaway versions of the Transit. Since incoming Transit vans will soon be rolling over the grave of the E-Series van, it was assumed that all E-Series ...

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    Report: VW considering small commercial trucks for US [w/poll]
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    Just a few years ago, nobody thought that small commercial vans would find much place in the US market. But Ford has turned that notion on its head with the Transit Connect, Nissan has joined in with its NV200 and others are apparently keen to follow. The latest is Volkswagen, which according to ...

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    Opinion: US truck fleets turning towards CNG, LPG
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    Fleets can save well over $150,000 in fuel costs over the six-year life of a truck. The electric vehicle market is turning into a financial nightmare for many of the automakers and suppliers that invested in the technology. Hybrids only comprise three percent of total new car sales, despite ...

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    Official: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet
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    The imposing commercial truck above has a feature that might be surprising to most Autoblog readers – a Blue Oval emblem on the front. Here in North America, Ford simply doesn't play in the eighteen-wheeler sandbox, but that doesn't mean that the Dearborn-based automaker is absent in the ...

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    Report: VW looking to MAN up, ditch Mercedes van deal
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    Unlike the US, the commercial truck market throughout the rest of the world is chocked full of competitors from many different automakers. Since 2006, Volkswagen has had a fullsize van called the Crafter that was a result of a partnership with Daimler AG and based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. ...

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    Report: UD commercial trucks to vacate North American market
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    The overpowering Japanese yen, currently so strong against other currencies that Japanese automakers are calling on their government to do something about it, has claimed a victim in UD trucks' North American operations (UDNA). A decline in UD market share over the past few years has been ...

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    Report: VW mulling stake in U.S. truckmaker Navistar
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    Volkswagen is reportedly looking into taking a stake in heavy truck maker Navistar International in an attempt to gain ground on rival Daimler. Reuters references a Financial Times Deutschland report as saying such a move would give VW a leg up on Daimler Trucks, which holds the keys to ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz gets sketchy with Citan urban delivery van
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    Though the Ford Transit Connect may be a niche player in the North American market, the small van market is big business in Europe. According to Mercedes-Benz, it accounts for some 700,000 units annually, and that's a pie of which Daimler wouldn't mind getting a bigger slice. And so it has ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz Actros semi fitted for taxi duty, picks up humorous fares
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    The new-generation 2012 Actros big rig has already won Truck of the Year – for the fourth time – and Mercedes-Benz figured it would have some fun letting other truck people know about its semi. It kitted an Actros out in the eggshell hue and black-and-yellow sign that's standard-issue ...

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    Report: Big Cheese: Kraft pushing for 97,000-pound "bridge wrecker" trucks
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    Kraft Foods wants to bring you more Velveeta, more efficiently. According to Bloomberg, the food giant says it needs to pack its 97,000-pound trucks full of processed deliciousness in order to combat high diesel prices. Problem is, interstate highways have an 80,000-pound weight limit. But Kraft ...

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    Report: Volkswagen acquiring 55.9% stake in MAN SE to become Europe's largest truckmaker
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    There's plenty of room to get lost in the Volkswagen Group. In addition to the VW brand, the group controls Skoda, Seat, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti. But we can't forget its truck divisions. In addition to being Europe's largest automaker, VW is also one of its largest ...

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    Video: How to load a commercial dump truck onto a sailboat?
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    Large vehicles like dump trucks travel across oceans, rivers and seas on boats all the time. But typically, the craft that hauls the truck is quite a bit bigger than than the dirt hauler itself. That's just not how they roll in Haiti, though, as ...

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    Freightliner debuts RunSmart Predictive Cruise Control
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    The next step in cruise control comes courtesy of Freightliner semis and GPS data company NAVTEQ. Freightliner broadened communication between the cruise control and map data: the GPS transmits information on the road ahead up to a mile, and then the cruise control computes the best speed at which ...

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    Geneva Preview: First official pics and details of Nissan NV200 van
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan NV200
    Nissan recently announced that it would officially debut its new NV200 MPV next week at the Geneva Motor Show, and today we've been blessed with a new set of official images and a few more details to share. Three different styles will be ...

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    No Dummies: CPR instructor, others win custom Ford Transit Connect vans
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Ford Transit Connect
    Ford is bringing its Transit Connect van to the US this summer with hopes of generating sales to businesses that need 143 cubic feet of cargo space and wouldn't mind car-like fuel economy. To drum up some interest in the ...

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    VIDEO: Big truck... go fast... up hill
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    For as clean and green and Earth-loving as the Europeans are, they sure do some dirty things... like throw a sooty-exhaust-belching racing semi around hairpin turns with loads of opposite lock – up an impossibly green mountain – just for a ...

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    REPORT: Ford Transit Connect to be sold in U.S.
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    Perhaps taking a note from DaimlerChrysler's playbook, Ford will reportedly be importing a version of the Ford Transit Connect commercial vehicle to be sold in the United States. DaimlerChrysler began selling the Sprinter commercial van in the U.S. around 2004, and has enjoyed success selling it to ...

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    Vauxhall freights in reworked Vivaro
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    We're by no means experts on European commercial vehicles, but it would seem that White Van Men on the continent are about to be inundated with new product choices, while their Stateside counterparts continue to make due largely by choosing between a Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter, Chevrolet ...

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    Fiat debuts Ducato "Truckster" concept
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    Fiat's Light Commercial Vehicles Division is showing off its brand new Ducato at the Madrid Motor Show today, and to celebrate the launch of the new version the Fiat Style Center has created the "Truckster" show van.With a style described as "modern and exuberant," the Truckster would certainly ...

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