CV Show promises new-van bonanza


The largest display of new vans for some years will be a major part of the 2016 CV Show.

Held at the NEC, Birmingham on 26th-28th April this year’s show will feature a number of high-profile van manufacturers including Volkswagen, returning to the event for the first time in five years.

VW will be using the show to display the latest Transporter and Caddy alongside conversion work, and the brand’s head of Marketing Kirsten Stagg says that the April date suits VW very well; “It’s great timing for us to consolidate the launches of the new Caddy and Transporter, as well as to meet customers and provide opportunities for our teams and those from our dedicated Van Centre network to build relationships”.

Toyota is also returning to the event for the first time since 2008, and according to LCV manager Gareth Matthews, the event fits with the brand’s LCV expansion plans. “The venue will provide us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how we plan to increase Toyota presence and product line-up in the light commercial vehicle market,” he says.

Other manufacturers confirmed for the show include Citroën, Fiat, Ford, Isuzu, Iveco, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault and the return of the LDV brand. A host of specialists will also be present, notable among them racking and storage solutions from the likes of Bott, Bri-Stor, Rhino, Sortimo, System Edstrom, Tevo and many others, along with a range of goods from smaller suppliers designed to make personalising a van or making it fit for a specific job much easier.

CV Show director Rob Skelton describes it as the ‘go-to’ event for anyone involved in operating commercial vehicles, logistics and distribution based businesses.

“After an amazing 2015, which saw a record number of vans and light commercial vehicles being registered, it’s clear that vans and LCVs will be a major focus of this year’s show, so it’s great to see some of the best-established names in the van industry returning to the most important show in the calendar for CV owners and operators,” Skelton says.

Visitor registration for the CV Show is now open and free tickets can be secured at www.cvshow.com.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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