Posts Tagged ‘van’

Comeback of an Automotive Free Spirit: World Debut of New Bulli by Volkswagen in Geneva

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Volkswagen Bulli Concept
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Wolfsburg/Geneva — The Volkswagen bus, like no other car, stands for the spirit of freedom. It debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a contagiously simple design. Its internal Volkswagen code name was T1 for Transporter 1. The Germans called it the Bulli, and to Americans it was the Microbus. It was driven on all continents. And the world's first van is still appreciated by a fan base which spans the globe. Now Volkswagen is reinterpreting the compact original form of this automotive legend and sending it into the future — in the form of a concept vehicle for a new generation Bulli! It is spacious like it was in 1950, it is as inspirational as ever, and it has clean styling like never before. (more…)

World Premiere New Fiat Doblò: Meet the First ‘Family Space’

Monday, November 16th, 2009
New Fiat Doblò
© Fiat Group Automobiles

Turin — Meet the new Doblò, the Fiat car that is all about space.
A space to be shared with family and friends: a liveable space for people who travel and love to be in company; for people who choose the Doblò as a partner for leisure or work.

A vehicle designed to meet a need for functionality and comfort that makes the most of interior space and can accommodate up to seven people. An authentic ‘family space’ that can rely on top-class safety, economy and respect for the environment.

Compared to the previous version that sold approximately one million units (more…)

SAIC-GM-Wuling Signs Agreements to Export Mini-Commercial Vehicles to South America, Middle East and North Africa

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Chevrolet N200
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Shanghai — General Motors Company announced today that its SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture signed a framework agreement with GM's former Latin America, Africa and Middle East operations and distribution agreements with individual countries to export and distribute two of its most popular mini-commercial vehicles from China to markets in South America, the Middle East and North Africa.

SAIC-GM-Wuling will export Wuling N200 series and Wuling N300 series products. The vehicles will be sold under the Chevrolet brand through GM's distribution networks. GM also will provide standard aftersales support. (more…)

Nissan Releases All-New Global Van — NV200 Vanette

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Nissan NV200 Vanette Van GX
© Nissan Motor

Tokyo — Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd.(NML) today announced the start of the pre-launch sales for the all-new NV200 van in Japan. Following its global debut at the 79th International Geneva Motor Show in March, Japan will be the first market to launch this next generation global van starting mid-May.

The compact NV200 Vanette will be offered in two configurations — the Van DX light commercial van and the Wagon 16S people carrier.

The NV200 Vanette* has been designed to meet the demands of a wide-range of customers for a functional and versatile vehicle that delivers great value-for-money. (more…)

Nissan NV2500 Concept Serves as a "Rolling Idea Lab" for Company's Entry into North America CV Market

Thursday, December 4th, 2008
Nissan NV2500 Concept
© Nissan Motor

Farmington Hills, MI — The Nissan NV2500 Concept is, as its dimensions suggest, a multi-tasker of large order. One of the largest concept vehicles Nissan has ever produced, the NV2500 Concept, offers fresh design and fresh thinking — including a 3-Zone interior and flexible utility and storage solutions.

Not only does the NV2500 Concept provide an original take on Commercial Vehicle (CV) design, it also provides a preview of Nissan's entry into the CV market in North America. With Nissan CVs already sold in 73 percent of the world's markets, including Japan, China, Mexico, Europe, South America, Australia and the Middle East among others, Nissan will enter the CV business in North America in 2010. (more…)