The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an iconic people mover, cargo hauler, and general utility vehicle, capable of an incredibly diverse range of duties and functions. For the 2015 model year, the U.S.-market gets a new feature: 4×4 drive with low-range function.

Paired exclusively with the 3.0-liter V-6 BlueTEC diesel engine, which generates 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, the new 4×4 option for the Sprinter increases its all-weather and all-terrain capability. The body is lifted by 4.3 inches in the front and 3.1 inches in the rear on 4×4 models as well, increasing ground clearance to afford 20 percent high slope-climbing ability. Activation of the 4×4 system requires a simple button push, which also activates the 4ETS electronic traction system with load-adaptive ESP to help improve its tractive ability. The low-range gear is an optional add-on that further enhances rough terrain and steep slope ability.


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Toyota’s 10-seater Quantum

By Vincent Gilbey

Toyota has added a 10-seater to its Quantum minibus range that doesn’t require the professional driving permit required for the 12-seater.? It comes with either a 2.7-litre petrol engine or a 2.5-litre turbodiesel, each with a five-speed manual transmission, and is intended for the hospitality industry and staff transport.

The body is shorter and has a lower roof than the 14-seater and its passengers sit in a 2-2-3-3 configuration with two front doors, a sliding side door and a large tail door. Power windows and mirrors, a radio/CD and air-conditioning with 12 vents and separate controls for front ands rear are standard and the lower roof allows access to most garages The new model has a shorter body and lower roof than the 14-seater version.


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The Hyundai H1 Wagon

The Hyundai H1 Wagon is a van manufactured by Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and is also known as the Hyundai Starex. It has also earned the name Hyundai H-200 in the Nertherlands, while the second generation in the Australian market is sold as the Hyundai iLoad, denoting it the cargo version and Hyundai iMax denoting it as the people mover version. In Europe it is known as the Hyndai i800.


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