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Nissan Navara, the pick-up for work and play…

In this country we have a strange affection for pick-up trucks, whilst across the pond; they were the best selling vehicles until 2008. The reason for this was a large increase in prices at the pump and they were known as real ‘Gas Guzzlers’ however a lot has changed since….

The New Nissan Navara is a true work-horse, both strong and robust, this is an excellent pick-up truck for tradesmen.  The Double Cab has rear doors and will provide you with enough space for days out with the family, making this a perfect vehicle for leisure purposes as well. It’s also worth mentioning that the towing capacity is up to 3,500kg allowing you to tow most caravans.

The load bay is another USP of the Navara as it is there for the tough jobs and has payloads of over 1 tonne. The lighter tailgate makes it also much easier to load cargo.

The double-cab version comes with rear-suspension offering you an excellent on and off road experience.

The updated interior also feels a lot smarter and those who are familiar with Nissan vehicles will recognise the gear stick from the Qasqhai or X-trail. It also has dual-zone climate control which means that you and your passengers can tailor the temperature to their specific requirements – so no more rows about the A/C in the car! As the Nissan Navara is a large vehicle you will be pleased to hear that it has a 360 degree camera built in which makes parking a lot easier.

Last but not least, Nissan’s Safety shield promises to keep you safe and sound, focusing on three key areas: keeping an eye on your vehicle’s systems, assisting in handling and helping to keep you safe.  The Navarra also has 7 standard air bags protecting you all round in case of an emergency.

The Nissan Navara is a great all-around pick-up truck that offers you comfort, space and safety. If you are interested in picking up a Nissan Navara get in touch today with our commercial vehicle specialist, Neil Barlow.

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Stu’s 81 mile Caledonian Cycle Challenge

Our very own Sales Director, Stu Sinclair has swapped his suit for lycra this year by cycling 81 miles through Scotland for his chosen charity of ‘Tiny Steps’. Starting at the crack of dawn the ETAPE Caledonia took cyclist through the stunning scenery and hills of Pitlochry, Scotland.

Upon finishing the challenge, Stu said: ‘’Despite almost running over a steward during my 81 mile cycle ride through the beautiful Scottish hills it was an awesome event raising vital funds for a great charity. I also did this ride in honour of my mate Dave Prole who sadly passed away. Knowing what I did this for kept me going, thank you to everyone who donated, it will make a massive difference.’’
The charity was founded by his next-door neighbours Martin and Laura, after their daughter Connie experienced complications at birth resulting in disabilities. The parents then recognised the need for a facility that helps parents and children in the local area of Northwich, where they can relax and entertain their children. They are currently raising funds for a sensory soft play area.

Well done Stu! If you are still looking to donate you can do so here.

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CVSL takes key clients to Anglesey Opentrack track day

As you’d expect from a circuit only a few miles from Snowdonia National Park, the Anglesey Coastal and GP circuit was far from flat – a downhill challenge our clients relished at the 2017 CVSL track day.

Despite the rain, clients of CVSL and McGoff & Byrne took to the track in a variety of vehicles – from Minis to Ferraris, to enjoy a thrilling 1.5 mile circuit. Organised and run by Opentrack, whose mantra is quite simply “to do track days better”, staff at CVSL certainly stretched their driving skills to the limit!

After an early start and a comprehensive briefing, clients spent the morning completing Sighting laps, and enjoyed a full afternoon of track time after an inclusive lunch, eaten whilst enjoying stunning views of the Welsh coast.

Tony Poole, Managing Director at CVSL, commented: “Clients and staff alike had a cracking day from start to finish. We were able to put some top marques through their paces and enjoy maximising our driving skills in exciting and challenging conditions. Opentrack delivered an excellent, value-for-money event, and the setting couldn’t have been better – perhaps only with a bit of Welsh sunshine!”

From Minis to Maseratis, CVSL has a wide range of vehicles for you to put through their paces – contact us today to find out more. In the meantime, check out these photos of clients enjoying themselves in Anglesey:

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CVSL at the CV Show 2017: innovation in commercial vehicles we bring you the low down.

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.

New Transit Custom

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.

The new Crafter

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.

Toyato Proace

If you are looking for a commercial vehicle to drive your business forward speak to Neil today on 07740 418928 or drop him an email.