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Diesel Range Rover introduced
E United Kingdom light van registrations last month were down by a percentage of 1.3, but for the first four months of this year are up six. Commercial Motor, May 17.
IA diesel-engined version of the Range Rover has been introduced by Land Rover with an 84kW (112hp) turbocharged and chargecooled Italian-built indirect-injection unit. It is expected to boost sales in France, Italy and Spain, where diesel prices are significantly below those in the United Kingdom, Commercial Motor, April 26.
IE Nissan UK is launching a new range of one-tonne pickups petrol engined 4 x 2s and 4x 4sthis month. Commercial Motor April 26. And following a slump in sales last year Nissan UK has stopped importing six and 7.5-tonne GVW trucks and panel vans, But Nissan's light commercial sales this year have almost doubled.
IS Mazda Cars launched a diesel version of its B2000 one-tonne pickup on May 21, powered by the same 2.2-litre indirect-injection engine fitted in the E2200 diesel panel van. The new B2200 model costs £5,774 plus VAT. The 67kW (90hp) petrol version costs £825 less. Commercial Motor, May 10.
E Bedford has reaffirmed its commitment to the electric panel van market with the news that from mid October it will start regular on-line production of CF2 vans at up to 500 yearly at its Luton van plant. CM, May 10. ▪ E14.32TT ERF's new tractive unit, which succeeds the C-Series, outpaces many of its rivals at 38 tonnes and is particularly pleasant to drive thanks to its Cummins/Eaton/Rockwell driveline. Its distinctive cab is now right up to date. Overall fuel consumption was 42,7 lit/100km (6.61mpg) at overall average speed of 72.2km (44.9mpg). Price as tested: £43,442 excluding VAT but including cost of fifth-wheel installation, Schlegel spray suppression, Windfoil air deflector and radio/cassette, Commercial Motor, May 10.