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Nissan ’s lineup of commercial vehicles is among the largest you’ll find around, but despite this fact the company didn’t manage to catch too much attention from the buyers. The Nissan NV200 however, was received with better eyes by the market mostly because it has the biggest load area in its class and a good reliability. The vehicle also comes with a spacious and comfortable interior and features a modern and attractive design.

Thanks to its relatively small dimensions, it’s also easy to be driven around town and it has a maximum payload capacity of 771kg. The vehicle has a starting price of $23000 and is powered by a 1.5 dCi diesel which develops a maximum power of 86hp.

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Bremach is an Italian company which is around since 1950. The company was initially only a small mechanical workshop, but after twenty years has started to build off road utility vehicles.

At the moment, the Italian manufacture is selling a badass heavy duty truck which received the name of the ultimate predator that has ever lived on the planet Earth, namely the T-Rex.

As the name suggest, the Bremach T-Rex is an unstoppable truck designed to go head to head with the most difficult terrains without breaking a sweat.

The vehicle is mostly sold in Europe, Africa, and Latin America and is offered in a wide range of engines that include natural gas, diesel, gasoline and also electric versions. Moreover, in the near future, there will also be offered a propane powered vehicle. Fortunately the truck will be also available on the North American market with a choice of GM and Cummins engines.

The truck is available in single and double cab configurations and also in two door convertible.

All of these powertrain options are available in a two- or four-door hardtop or a two-door convertible.

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Despite being recently facelifted, the first generation of the Tatra Terrno is still sold along side with the new model. While the new versions received a fresher design, the old Terrno continues to look dated and features a pretty spartan cab.

The truck was built for extreme conditions and it features a high ground clearance and heavy duty axles which permits it to tackle the harshest terrains with poise.

At the heart of the Tatra Terrno 1 sits a directly air-cooled Tatra on Airtm engine which offers plenty of power and torque to play with. To suit a wide range of applications, the medium duty Terrno 1 is available in 4x4, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.

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Tatra is highly appreciated for its solid and rugged trucks. While there are a lot of fire trucks out there, there aren’t many models that can stack up with confidence against the 815 model build by Tata.

The most important weapon needed in firefighting operations, is without a doubt the water tender truck. The volume of water that can be carried by a fire truck could make the difference between a few pieces of burned wood or a full scale inferno and at this part Tatra’s truck receives high marks being able to transport up to 9000 l of water.

The Tatra T 815 water tender is built by THT, s.r.o. Polička, a leading Central European specialist in firefighting vehicles. Using the newest Tatra chassis, the fire truck it is designed to transport large quantities of extinguishing agents and 1+3 firefighting crew.

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The Peugeot Partner is build together with the Citroen Berlingo and was designed as a small LCV for short urban deliveries. The Peugeot Partner is fairly capable and also has a pretty flexible character being able to cope with a wide range of commercial applications. The latest generation offers a bigger cargo area than the old model with a capacity of either 3.3m3 or a 3.7m3.

Moreover, the new Partner is also available in two different sizes, with the L2 version being longer than the L1. The vehicle’s payload capacity ranges from 625 kg to 850 kg depending on the model and it’s offered with a choice of two different engines namely a 1.6-litre HDi diesel or a 1.6-litre petrol.

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In 2009 the old Tatra Terrno 1 benefitted from a small facelift, as it received improved aerodynamics and a host of technical upgrades.

The Terrno 1 features a cab over engine configuration and is offered with a choice of 4x4, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8 drives. Due to its versatile character, the medium duty truck can be used for various applications on any terrains as its King Frame combined suspension (mechanical leaf or coil springs and high-pressure air bellows) gives it capable off road abilities.

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The fourth generation Volkswagen Caddy was launched in 2010 and received a new exterior style, stronger engines and improved dynamics and functionality.

While the first generations of the Caddy were based on a stretched Polo platform, the latest two generations were built using the larger Touran platform which offers more space inside and better dynamics.

The new Volkswagen Caddy continues to have a pretty competitive price which starts from only $21.990. The vehicle competes with strong rivals such as the Ford Ford Transit Connect, Fiat Doblo, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, but it has anything it takes to stack up with success against all of them.

To be able to satisfy the need of a wide range of customers the Volkswagen Caddy is offered with numerous engine options and GVWs (gross vehicle weight) of up to 2247 kg.

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The Ford LCF was especially designed to deal with short urban transportations and is offered with a cab over engine configuration which helps it to cope great with the city traffic. The vehicle has been developed as part of the Blue Diamond joint venture and is assembled in Mexico at the joint venture’s Escobedo facility.

The Ford LCF is sold together with the F- Series and E-Series being part of the company’s lineup of commercial vehicles.

The low cab forward LCF also permits you to attach different units for specialized applications such as landscaping, towing and construction.

After it was launched in 2006 as a totally fresh model, the Ford LCF received a few modifications in 2007 when Ford has improved the driver comfort and the ride quality.

The Ford LCF is available with four gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) namely 15,000, 16,000, 17,999 and 19,500 pounds.

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The T 810 is a cab over engine medium duty truck with a highly versatile character. Thanks to its wide range of versions, the Tatra T810 can be used for various applications and makes duties even in war zones as a military vehicle. Tatra designers combined a ladder frame with rigid portal axles to offer the truck a very high ground clearance which gives it capable off road abilities.

The vehicle is offered with two wheelbase lengths and a three-point superstructure mounting system which is combined with gross vehicle weights of up to 27.5 tonnes. Thanks to its versatile nature and the generous payload capacity, the Tatra T 810 also offers the possibility to be equipped with special superstructures or various bodies.

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For Tatra it was very hard to survive to the difficult economic conditions and had also need to face a very strong competition coming from its European drivers. Luckily, in 2011 DAF acquired 19% ownership in TATRA and now it also supplies engines and cabs for the Czech manufacturer.

Tatra’s main product is now sold globally under the name of Phoenix. The Tatra Phoenix is part of the heavy duty league and can carry massive loads on both regular roads or on harsh terrains.

The truck features a unique chassis design which requires no sub-frame for affixing tipper body. This translates into more payload capacity hence lower costs per km.


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