2018 Hino 300 616 Auto Tipper Review

July 24, 2018 Joel Helmes

There’s a new automatic transmission version of the Hino 300 Series available. That’s right, automatic transmission – not an automated manual and that’s a big step away from traditional light-duty truck configurations. For donkey’s years […]

2018 Western Star 2800SS Review

July 5, 2018 Joel Helmes

There’s no doubt the Japanese are the dominant players in the medium-duty truck market, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look at the alternatives. One alternative comes from the U.S. and although yet to make […]

2018 Hino Poncho Bus Review

June 18, 2018 Joel Helmes

Brilliant is the word to use when talking the clever little Hino Poncho available now in Australia. For the uninitiated, back in the day buses used to almost exclusively share the same underpinnings as trucks. […]

New-Gen Scania Truck Review

April 23, 2018 Joel Helmes

Scania has their new-generation truck range landing in Australia and after attending the Australian launch of the new offerings last month, last week I got a drive. Scania’s Australian team had a wide selection of […]

2018 Isuzu NLS 45-150 Tipper Review

April 21, 2018 Joel Helmes

The list of potential purchasers for this Isuzu N-Series tipper is very wide and includes landscapers, councils, nurseries and builders. Fitted with the tipper body as standard, the Isuzu NLS 45-150 Tipper is one of […]

2018 Hino 500 Series Wide-Cab Review

April 10, 2018 Joel Helmes

Hino launched their new-generation 500 Series Wide-Cab into Australia last year and the offering has proven so far to be very popular. The Japanese truck brand is on the up with sales turbocharged by the […]

2018 Hino 300 Series 4×4 Review

February 26, 2018 Joel Helmes

Often in the automotive industry you find that the products are only built to a certain standard, the new Hino 300 Series 4×4 however looks to have been engineered to go well beyond that point. […]

2018 Iveco Eurocargo 160-280 Review

February 17, 2018 Joel Helmes

Ease of use is one of the top priorities of truck purchasers and the Iveco Eurocargo certainly delivers in that regard. Iveco handed me the keys to an Iveco Eurocargo 160-280 fitted with a sleeper […]

2016 Hino 300 Series Hybrid Review

August 25, 2017 Joel Helmes

I’ve driven a lot of small trucks in my time, especially Isuzu N-Series and Fuso Canters, so was pretty excited to test-drive the Hino 300 Series hybrid. It was also cool to check-out the Hino […]

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