Sketch of Mercedes-Benz Teases 2019 Sprinter Van!

Mercedes-Benz Vans, the company behind the instantly recognizable Sprinter, unveiled a teaser image of the next-generation large van. Showing the sketch at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Benz promised the van would hit the market in 2018. Thanks to its one-box shape and massive grille badge, the van is still immediately recognizable as a Sprinter. However, the...

UBER decides to halt self-driving truck technology development!

Uber will stop developing self-driving trucks, the ride-hailing company said this week, seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars. Through its acquisition of Otto in 2016, Uber had sought to disrupt freight hauling with self-driving trucks and Uber Freight, its smartphone app that connects truck drivers and shippers. Uber Freight, which has seen “rapid” growth, is unaffected by the...

Suzuki’s NEW Vitara might come to Malaysia!

Suzuki is pleased to announce the introduction in September of its 2019 model which incorporates numerous visual, technical and specification upgrades. Vitara has enjoyed strong UK sales success since launch in 2015 and it is currently the most popular model in the Suzuki range. Firstly, Vitara will be available with both 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo charged petrol engines as...

ATRI found that women drivers safer than men!

Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of the sexes, female truck drivers were safer than men. The finding comes in the institute’s third update to its crash predictor model, which...

Toyota honours the 50-year-old Hilux nameplate!

Conceived by Toyota as a joint successor model integrating the Briska with the Light Stout, the Hilux debuted in March 1968 as a new bonnet-type truck with Hino Motors, Ltd., in charge of development and production. The Hilux has its roots in the truck format, and the starting point of its development to date has been an emphasis on its...

Mitsubishi Fuso delivers 10,000th trucks in Taiwan!

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) recently celebrated its 10,000th FUSO truck handed over to a customer by Daimler Trucks Asia Taiwan Ltd. (DTAT). The handover ceremony took place on July 25 in Taoyuan in the northwest of Taiwan at Guo Pu Concrete Industry Co. Ltd., the customer receiving the 10,000th vehicle. DTAT hosts a celebration event for every...