LCV Magazine is coming to a store near you
FROM NEXT ISSUE, THE OCTOBERNovember edition, LCV Magazine will be on sale in magazine and bookshops and other retail outlets throughout New Zealand.
As utes and SUVS’ popularity booms, we at LCV Magazine feel the time is right for our blend of authoritative vehicle reviews, news, market analysis and informative feature stories to reach a wider audience.
We plan to bring readers a lively, informative and entertaining magazine with cutting edge reviews, news and feature stories,
Our road testers have a wealth of experience. Editor Mike Stock has been testing cars and light commercial vehicles since the early 1970s, and Associate Editor Dean Evans has worked for more than 20 years as a motoring journalist in his native Australia.
In addition, we’ll be bringing readers a young mother’s perspective on the SUVS and utes we test, with Arna Evans and Olivia Beauchamp assessing the vehicles that come our way.
With utes and SUVS becoming the family transport of choice, we believe it’s essential to get a mother’s perspective on each model, and Arna and Olivia can do just that.
As well as testing individual vehicles, we’ll be doing comparison tests, pitting vehicles in the same market segment against each other.
In each issue, Dean will also test individual vehicles’ towing abilities in our popular Focus on Towing feature which appears in video form on our Facebook page.
As the magazine’s name implies, we’ll be covering the full gamut of light commercial vehicles. Mike and Dean will test vans, and LCV Publisher Trevor Woolston will bring his lifetime of truck driving experience to bear in tests of light-duty trucks.
We have several new and exciting features planned – but which we want to keep under wraps for now – and we’ll keep readers abreast of the growing importance of electric vehicles in the freight moving business.
LCV Magazine aims to be the go-to publication for people interested in light commercial vehicles and SUVS.
We’ll strive to bring readers unbiased, fair and factual news and reviews, giving them a consumer tool that contains the information they need to make buying decisions.
Going retail is an exciting development in the magazine’s history and we’re fired with enthusiasm to produce a magazine bursting with high quality content that will become a must-read for vehicle enthusiasts.
In this issue, we announce the winner of the third of our commercial vehicle of the year categories, the Light-duty Truck of the Year. We’ve already named the Holden Colorado as Ute of the Year and the Renault Trafic as Van of the Year.
For the truck award, our team got behind the wheel to put the Fuso Canter, Hino 300, Hyundai Mighty and Isuzu N-series through their paces. Foton, which is in the early stages of relaunching the Aumark light truck on the NZ, felt it was too soon for it to be involved in this year’s programme.
We bring you the 2017 Light-duty Truck of the Year on Page 4, and a guide to the five light truck models in a feature starting on Page 24.