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Great Wall Steed

With a wave of vehicles from China expected to start arriving in the UK, Gary Squires gears up to putting them through their paces. First up is the Steed from Great Wall. The pick-up truck is becoming an increasingly popular choice for installers – as the recent run of them in Installer testifies – because […]

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Vauxhall Combo ecoFlex

Cheaper to run and more practical around the town, the smaller van is a very appealing option for many installation businesses – big and small. Of course, load space is sacrificed but with careful planning and effective monitoring of stock – plus the addition of roof storage – opting for a more compact vehicle can […]

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Doblo Twist

For the latest incarnation of Test Drive, Gary Squires takes on a new and exciting challenge as he clambers into the cab of Fiat’s flat-bed version of the versatile Doblo van. The last few Test Drives have been real eye-openers as I have been trying out a few variations on the traditional installer’s van. Not […]

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Renault gears up for UK electric test

Renault has confirmed a series of UK roadshow dates for its ‘time to switch’ marketing campaign to promote its range of electric vehicles. Generating positive Va Va Voom energy around the country, ‘Renault’s Z.E. Tour 2012’ launches this month. First stop on the 15 weekend tour that plugs into city centres and visitor attraction venues, […]

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Road Warrior

An increasing number of installers are turning their backs on the traditional van and opting for pickup-style vehicles instead. Test Drive’s Gary Squires decides to join the revolution with the Mitsubishi L200 Warrior. First impressions I’ve been waiting to get my hands on one of these for ages – and when it turned up I […]

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