Our commercial vehicle specialist Neil Barlow brings us the highlights of his visit to the biggest Commercial Vehicle Show in the UK, the CV Show 2017. The CV Show, held annually at the NEC, in Birmingham, has the biggest commercial vehicle manufacturers exhibiting their latest vans.
Ford has revealed two upgrades of Britain’s favourite vans: the Transit and Transit Custom. Both vehicles have an intelligent four-wheel-drive and automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive systems will deliver an 11% fuel improvement.
Ford has also launched a Ford Custom Trend Colour Edition featuring Race Red/Jet Black; only 400 will be available in the UK. It also has a spacious back that has a gross payload of 1029kg, as well as low emissions at 171 g/km.
Another van that really stands out from the crowd is Volkswagen’s new Crafter, which has recently been awarded at the International Van of the Year Awards. The new Crafter gives you everything you need to drive comfortably, such as reversing camera, parking distance monitor and rear traffic alert. It is the perfect size without compromising on cargo capacity.
Toyota has also recently launched their Proace vans, which are available in in three body sizes: long, medium and compact. The Proace van compact is available as a panel van with three front seats and cargo bay – offering you all the space you need. The Proace vans also include a stop/ start technology, which offering best-in-class CO2 emissions for a medium duty van.