New $32,000 Truck from China Launched
Sep15

New $32,000 Truck from China Launched

This week a new $32,000 truck from China launched in Sydney to a selected group of media and potential dealers, made its first appearance. The JMC Conquer truck is being released by the Jiangling Motors Group, an operation which built its first vehicles back in 1968.     The new trucks come in two models at two power ratings. The smaller two models have 5.5 tonne and 6.5 tonne GVM rating and are powered by Jiangling’s own...

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New ute brand on the way
Apr03

New ute brand on the way

The ute market is going to get an unexpected entrant in the next few years. This week Mercedes Benz announced its intention to introduce a ute on the world market in the next few years. The new ute will be handled by the current van section of the global vehicle maker.   “The Mercedes-Benz pickup will contribute nicely to our global growth targets,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler and Head...

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New Canter Eco-Hybrid launched in Sydney today
Feb07

New Canter Eco-Hybrid launched in Sydney today

Fuso has introduced the second generation Canter Eco-Hybrid to the Australian market earlier today at a function in Sydney. Fuso has been manufacturing hybrid trucks since 2006 and selling them in Australia since 2009. “Our customers’ experiences over a long period of time have clearly demonstrated that our 1st generation hybrid technology was capable of constantly saving significant amounts of fuel in both city and suburban...

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Isuzu proves itself in the rugged mining sector
Feb06

Isuzu proves itself in the rugged mining sector

Peak Gold Mines in Cobar, New South Wales, is using Isuzu trucks underground to move men and equipment. As part of its fleet, the mine runs seven Isuzu trucks; four of which are used underground transporting men, equipment and explosives to service the copper and gold mine’s 24-hour-a-day operation. Located approximately 700 kilometres north-west of Sydney, Cobar is a famous old mining town. Found just a short eight kilometre drive...

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24 years on top for Isuzu
Jan16

24 years on top for Isuzu

Isuzu Trucks has extended its reign atop the Australian truck market sales charts achieving its 24th consecutive year of total market leadership following strong 2012 sales results. According to official T-mark industry reports, Isuzu finished the year with a total of 7,190 truck sales, surpassing last year’s sales of 6,617 units. This result provided the brand with 23.4 per cent market share, almost 10 per cent clear of its...

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Isuzu 4×4 proves perfect for Wiring Harnesses Australia mine work
Dec04

Isuzu 4×4 proves perfect for Wiring Harnesses Australia mine work

When mining services provider Wiring Harnesses Australia needed to upgrade its fleet it chose Isuzu’s four-wheel-drive NPS 300s. “We needed something that was a bit tougher and could carry a higher payload than our existing Land Cruisers,” Wiring Harnesses Australia (WHA) owner Aaron Bradshaw said. “The company was also looking for something that had a four-wheel-drive system and was able to operate in rough terrain, especially around...

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