The Boxer, sister van to the Fiat Ducato, has been given a new look front end, very reminiscent of the Transit Custom. Available in 4 lengths and 3 heights, the Boxer has something for everyone. With Citroen working with Toyota on their new vans, the other side of the French state-owned manufacturer had to set itself apart with a new front end.
The dash is upgraded as is the steering wheel and instruments and up to half of all production will be the professional range with standard navigation and parking sensors. Engines are shared with Citroen at 110, 130, 150 and 180 bhp variants.
Given the pedigree of the running gear, the quality of build and competitive pricing, the new Boxer has got winner written all over it.
The Isuzu D-Max based cherry picker has been some years in the making, but launched last week with a working height of 13.2m on a sub 3.5 tonne chassis, the lightest in its class. At the same time, Isuzu have launched a D-Max based fire engine, with a 311 litre water tank , pump and hose all installed. Based on the rugged four-wheel drive version, apparently they have sold the initial supply to three airports.
VW have launched the Amarok Canyon, with 180 bhp BiTDi. A limited volume will be offered in the UK and with £8500 of extras, I am not really surprised. The list is so long it is almost boring, but the stand out ones are:
Touch screen reversing camera/navigation, Bluetooth, nudge bars, 19 inch alloys, heated leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, driving lamps. ESP, ABS, Brake assist, Hill Descent and Electronic diff lock are all included.