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Autonomous Isuzu Medium-Duty Trucks Expected to Hit the Road in 2021
In an industry first in the medium-duty segment, Gatik will integrate autonomous driving technology into several Isuzu medium-duty N-Series trucks for deployment later this year.
April 12, 2021
Ford adds standard PTO on new F-600
The PTO provision works with aftermarket power takeoff units to drive auxiliary equipment anytime the engine is running.
December 18, 2020
Nissan to discontinue NV work vans
Nissan says it will end production of its NV commercial van lineup next summer as the company re-tools its commercial offerings. Sales of vans in the U.S., through established Business Certified Dealers (for NV Cargo and Passenger), will continue through calendar year 2021, or until supply is exhausted. Nissan is in the middle of an […]
October 15, 2020
Mercedes-Benz adds diesel option for Sprinter Cargo van
Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced the introduction of a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter Cargo Van. The powertrain produces 161 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel Cargo variant will join the Sprinter lineup in the U.S. which includes the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder […]
July 13, 2020
Ford reverses course, nixes diesel option on 2019 Transit Connect vans
Ford has dropped the diesel option and one of its wheelbases for its 2019 Ford Transit Connect. Last year, Ford announced the van would be available with a gasoline-fueled 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, a 2.5-liter inline four gaseous prep package and a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel. Lackluster demand, however, led to changes. “Ford Motor Company no […]
August 1, 2019
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PHOTOS: The Trucks of Bauma 2019
Here are the most intriguing models we saw at Bauma 2019 with provided commentary on some of them. Check out the gallery here on Equipment World.
April 23, 2019
Ford, Volkswagen to build medium-duty trucks, vans in new partnership
Volkswagen and Ford have announced a partnership to build commercial vans and medium-duty trucks to meet anticipated growth in those segments. In addition, Volkswagen and Ford will look into collaborating on autonomous vehicles, mobility services and electric vehicles and have already started to explore opportunities, according to Ford. The announcement follows VW’s nod to electric […]
January 21, 2019
Workhorse to deploy first all-electric fleet of cargo vans in U.S.
Workhorse will deploy the country’s first fleet of all-electric, zero-emission N-GEN cargo vans next month in San Francisco through a partnership with Ryder, who serves as the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse’s light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America. “Rolling out this history making fleet of N-GEN vans in one of the […]
March 29, 2018
Ford debuts diesel Transit Connect work van alongside comfort, tech upgrades
Ford is adding two new powertrain options to its 2019 Transit Connect cargo van, including the only available diesel in the segment. At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this week, the Detroit automaker pulled the curtain back on a host of upgrades to its compact commercial van – the third generation in nine years – […]
March 9, 2018
Ford intros diesel option for Transit Connect vans
For the 2019 model year, Ford is taking one of its diesel engines into unchartered waters: the small van segment. The Detroit automaker will add a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine as an option to its Transit Connect lineup with a targeted EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg highway. Ford didn’t release any performance numbers […]
February 9, 2018
Mercedes unveils new Sprinter van available in 1,000 different configs
Mercedes-Benz Vans has introduced the all-new Sprinter van, the new flagship product of the van segment’s global heavyweight. The third-generation Sprinter will be available for order in the U.S. later this year, likely in the fourth quarter. For the first time, the Sprinter will be offered in a gasoline option, in addition to the traditional […]
February 7, 2018
Test Drive: Ram Promaster City Tradesman van holds plenty of cargo, handles like a sports car
If driving a traditional cargo van makes you feel like you’re piloting a giant box on wheels you’re not alone. And if you’re suffering from some kind of big truck fetish, you may want to think about what that’s costing you long term. Those two areas are where Ram’s Promaster City Tradesman Cargo Van shines. […]
September 7, 2016
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Selling PMs: How to Attract New Customers
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