mercredi 11 août 2010

8 leisure activity vehicle (LAV)

The Renault Kangoo

The Renault Kangoo and Kangoo Express are panel van and leisure activity vehicle produced by French automaker Renault since 1997. The Kangoo is manufactured in the MCA plant in Maubeuge, France, and in Santa Isabel, Argentina. It is also sold by Nissan in Latin America and Europe as the Kubistar.

The New Renault Kangoo and New Renault Kangoo Express were the new generation light commercial vehicle (LCV) in Renault's lineup. Based on the Scenic and manufactured in Maubeuge, sales began in January 2008.
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Citroën Berlingo

The Citroën Berlingo is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle produced by the French manufacturer Citroën since 1996.

The Berlingo uses the same chassis and looks very similar to its PSA Group stablemate the Partner. It was launched in 1996, and a revised version featuring a redesigned interior and front end was released in November 2002 (Berlingo I Phase 2). The passenger car version is named Multispace, and sells well in several European countries due to its practicality and comparatively low pricing.

The Berlingo II is based on PSA's Platform 2 (like the Citroën C4) and therefore is slightly larger and more expensive than its predecessor. The engine range is expected to be similar to other current models of the PSA group. It has been officially unveiled in January 2008.
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Peugeot Partner

The Peugeot Partner is a van and leisure activity vehicle made by the French car manufacturer Peugeot. The van is named Partner and the leisure activity vehicle Partner Combi. In Italy it is known as the Peugeot Ranch.

It is nearly identical to the Citroën Berlingo. Both the Berlingo and Partner have been produced in CNG and electric versions, all with four-cylinder engines.

The second generation Partner has been officially unveiled by Peugeot in January 2008. It came on 5 May 2008 on the European market. Several countries sell this generation alongside the original Partner, including Mexico, which continues to sell the original Partner as the Grand Raid.
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The Fiat Doblò

The Fiat Doblò is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle produced by Italian automaker Fiat since 2001, it was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2000.It was first launched to the public in Holland, and received the "2006 International Van of the Year" award by an international jury from 19 countries. In Singapore, a 1.4-litre LAV variant is marketed as the Fiat Panorama in 5 and 7-seater versions.

The Doblò carries a payload of up to 730 kg (1,609 lb), with an interior volume of 3.2 cubic metres (110 cu ft). The Doblò uses platform of Fiat Palio Station Wagon.

All new Doblò will be published in the early 2010, this new vehicle is developed in Turkey by Tofaş and will be built also by the Turkish company. The 2010 Doblò uses new platform which has 2,755-millimetre (108.5 in) wheelbase, 790-litre (170 imp gal; 210 US gal) luggage compartment, and low CO2 emissions (129 g/km with the 1.3 Multijet 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) engine. Even though it is not sold in Mexico, the new Doblò will also be sold in North America as RAM model, starting from 2012.
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Volkswagen Caddy

the first Volkswagen Caddy is a light pickup truck, and van based on the Volkswagen Group A1 platform, shared with the small family car Volkswagen Golf Mk1.

In late 2003 at the RAI Commercial Vehicle Show in Amsterdam, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles debuted the Typ 2K Caddy panel van.

The Typ 2K shares 50% of its modules with the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and Volkswagen Touran. The new model Caddy has a more aerodynamic design, the angle of the windscreen and A-pillar is more horizontal, this makes the dashboard big and the bonnet (hood) small.

The full Caddy line-up varies from a Panel Van, Window Panel Van, Kombi (spartan seven-seat version), Caddy Life (7-seat family version), and a Camping version called the Caddy Tramper or Caddy Life Camper.
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Opel Combo

The Combo is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle from Opel, which is branded as a Vauxhall, Holden and Chevrolet, depending on the market. A pickup truck variant, designed in Brazil is available in South America, southern Africa and Australia, but not Europe. It is sold under the Holden badge in Australia.

The Combos share platforms, vital components and some body panels with contemporary subcompact Opel Corsas, which used to be a typical pedigree for such a vehicle. The generations are denoted A and B in typical Opel fashion, but Holden applied the codes SB and XC respectively, reflecting the relation with SB and XC Holden Barinas (Opel Corsa B and C, respectively)

The second generation was launched in 2001. While most competitors severed their connections with their subcompact brethren, Opel decided to base the vehicle on the Corsa again. The use of subcompact Gamma platform constrained the overall width of the vehicle. While the general body shape was updated to fashionable "flush" look, the front part (up to the A-pillar) is shared with the Corsa. Compared to previous generation, the Combo B gained sliding rear side doors (versions with either single passenger side door or double doors are available).
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Škoda Roomster

The Škoda Roomster (Typ 5J)is a five-door five-seat multi-purpose vehicle-styled leisure activity vehicle, produced by the Czech automaker Škoda Auto. It was a revealed as a production model in March 2006 at the Geneva Auto Show, with sales starting in June 2006. It is built at the Škoda factory in Kvasiny, Rychnov nad Kněžnou District.

The Roomster is Škoda's first car since the Volkswagen Group's take over of the brand that is not based entirely on an existing Volkswagen Group platform - although it is fundamentally based on the A4 (PQ34) platform, but with some unique additions. It shares components with the previous Škoda Octavia and the current Škoda Fabia. The name is reportedly a conscious combination of the words 'Room' and 'Roadster', and the split personality theme is played out in the design with a carefully honed 'driving room' ahead of the B-pillars, and a generous 'living room' to the rear. The Roomster therefore competes both in the mini MPV and leisure activity vehicle markets, which it will be sharing with the Fiat Idea, Nissan Note, Opel Meriva, Citroen C3 Picasso and Volkswagen Golf Plus.
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Ford Tourneo Connect

The Ford Tourneo Connect is a leisure activity vehicle produced by Ford, which was first put into production in 2002 to the British market. The Transit Connect is a panel van version of the Tourneo Connect. Principally termed a commercial vehicle, Ford predicted relatively low sales of between 800-1000 mainly to taxi operators, due to its given status as a commercial vehicle. However, Ford describe the Connect as a 'dual use' vehicle, equally able to meet business and leisure needs. It was put into production to rival the similar models of the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Volkswagen Caddy Tour and Fiat Doblò and the Opel/Vauxhall Combo Tour.

1 commentaire:

  1. Since 1996 the Citroën berlingo was a great car that has turned into a best seller. I always dream with obtain that vehicle

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