Test Drive

Fri 24 Feb 2017

New Kenworth T610 SAR: old-school goes hi-tech

New Kenworth T610 SAR: old-school goes hi-tech

THEY reckon it's the best Kenworth yet or so the advertising blurb and the sales patter of the Kenworth marketers sing.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Big Rigs' exclusive road test of the International ProStar

Big Rigs' exclusive road test of the International ProStar

MUCH has been written about the reintroduction of the International brand to Australia.

Mon 28 Nov 2016

New UD a winner for heavy market

New UD a winner for heavy market

BIG Rigs was recently invited to put the new PW 24 280 through its paces both on and off-road at the Mt Cotton Training Centre in Brisbane.

Mon 31 Oct 2016

A million km down under to reach all-new Actros

A million km down under to reach all-new Actros

MERCEDES-Benz launched the all new Actros range in Far North Queensland recently, following an 18-month local evaluation program involving 35 customers...

Mon 25 Jul 2016

F-Series lives up to the hype

F-Series lives up to the hype

ISUZU Australia has a new managing director and CEO.

Thu 21 Jul 2016

Dual clutch technology gain

Dual clutch technology gain

I’VE seen some pretty good drivers in my time, especially those who run daily regional freight in hilly country with an 18-speed Eaton Roadranger manual transmi

Sun 19 Jun 2016

Getting Underway

Getting Underway

WHEN I climb on board a new truck I always try and pair my phone without asking for help to see how intuitive the systems are.

Sat 18 Jun 2016

Big tech in small Scania

Big tech in small Scania

SEVERAL years ago I was in Japan watching a Japanese engineer demonstrate the newly-released collision avoidance system on a new model truck destined for Aus...

Thu 8 Oct 2015

Actros mover gets a good rap

Actros mover gets a good rap

BACK in April I was the first journo invited to drive one of an eventual 17 new six-cylinder Actros prime movers brought to Australia by Mercedes-Benz to evaluate...

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Volvo will have the right solution

Volvo will have the right solution

ALONG with the new models we got to drive some heavy duty UD trucks around the test track.

Thu 30 Jul 2015

Mercedes-Benz Vito and Valente raise the bar

Mercedes-Benz Vito and Valente raise the bar

Mercedes-Benz is aiming to offer both safety and affordability with its new Vito van and Valente people-mover range.

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Lots of brawn, but it’s no beauty

Lots of brawn, but it’s no beauty

IF THERE is ever a beauty pageant for trucks, you can be sure the Mercedes-Benz Zetros won’t win it.

Thu 17 Jul 2014

Easy cruising with horsepower

Easy cruising with horsepower

I HAVE never been on a test drive quite like the Hino 300 Series High Horsepower test.

Thu 31 Jan 2013

Work and play with Crewvan

Work and play with Crewvan

WORK and play is no longer confined to the dual cab ute market.

Mon 12 Nov 2012

Volvo switch was a matter of comfort for WAs Avon

Volvo switch was a matter of comfort for WAs Avon

The FE brings an advanced European cab and driveline spec that Avon Waste sees saving money in the long term.

Sat 13 Oct 2012

Kia Sorento put to the test

Kia Sorento put to the test

BIGGER, stronger and safer, Kia has also thrown in more standard features as part of a mid-life Sorento facelift.

Fri 12 Oct 2012

Allroads lead to Audi

Allroads lead to Audi

THE four rings have made an artform of developing niches within niches and this latest is an interesting mix of wagon and SUV.

Fri 28 Sep 2012

Volvo opens door to secret test

Volvo opens door to secret test

EVERY business has at its core something that defines everything it does.

Wed 5 Sep 2012

Ute with features to D-MAX

Ute with features to D-MAX

WHEN Big Rigs was given the opportunity to test drive the new Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U Space Cab by Brisbane Isuzu we just couldn't pass up the offer.

Sun 2 Sep 2012

VW Amarok: destiny is calling

VW Amarok: destiny is calling

Being a highly experienced VW connoisseur from way back, it was a given that I was sent to the Flinders Ranges to drive the new Volkswagen Amarok models.

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