The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 is open for business, with a raft of new van launches bringing crowds flocking to the NEC in Birmingham.
Making their global debuts at the show, which is open until Thursday April 26, are the new Ford Fiesta Van, The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Van, the Mitsubishi L200 SVP II and the Isuzu D-MAX Stealth by Arctic Trucks.
In addition, making their UK debuts are the new Toyota Hilux, Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert, Renault Trafic Formula Edition, Volkswagen e-Crafter, Ssangyong Musso and LDV V80 Electric.
There are also new ranges of ready-to-run conversions courtesy of Fiat Professional, Renault PRO+, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Citroen and Peugeot.
A surprise debutant at the show is the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which is on display on the Paneltex stand. The Hull-based converter is using the all-new model to show off its first-ever refrigerated body, with the van wearing a camouflage wrap ahead of its official debut later this year.
CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said: “With all of these manufacturers using the CV Show as a platform to launch major new light commercials, it proves just how much importance the industry places on the show. It’s a delight and an honour to see these companies using the CV Show to make major new product announcements, but of course there’s plenty more to see than just the new vans.”
Over 20,000 visitors are expected through Halls 3, 4 and 5 of the NEC between today and Thursday, from the road transport, distribution and logistics supply businesses. From truck, van and trailer manufacturers to fork lift trucks, insurers, tyre companies, telematics, training providers and fuels and lubricants suppliers, the CV Show is the premier destination and one-stop-shop for everyone involved in Commercial Vehicles.
There are interactive elements, too, with the CV Show Innovation Hub returning for 2018, following its hugely popular debut last year.
Hosted by leading road freight magazine, Motor Transport, the Innovation Hub is running sessions from leading inspirational speakers and industry experts.
Wokshop and Cool Zones are also there once again, for those working in the van and truck maintenance industries or temperature-controlled distribution.
Entry to the CV Show is free, and you can register on-site or online at www.cvshow.com .