New vans from industry giants

Some of the industry’s biggest players will have some important new vans on display at CV Show 2019.

All-new Vauxhall Vivaro
The centrepiece of Vauxhall’s stand will be the world premiere of its all-new British-built Vivaro van and Vivaro Life passenger model, which have cemented the future of the company’s Luton assembly plant for the next decade.

Replacing the previous model that has served since 2011, the new Vivaro shares its platform with PSA sister brands Peugeot and Citroën. It will be available in two different lengths and three trim levels, with five engine options.

The new Vivaro and Vivaro Life will be available to order at the show, with the first models set to arrive in Vauxhall showrooms over summer. An electric model is expected to follow in 2020.

Joining the new Vivaro on the Vauxhall stand will be the award-winning new Combo and Combo Life models. Winner of the 2019 International Van of the Year award, the new Combo has been on sale for six months now and has already enjoyed great sales success.

Volkswagen electrifies its home
Meanwhile, Volkswagen is bringing all-electric versions of its three van models – the e-Caddy, e-Transporter and e-Crafter ¬– as part of a 14-vehicle stand that will also include a number of customer vehicles and conversions.

Also featured will be a wheelchair-accessible Caddy Life, an Amarok Aventura 2 pick-up and a Crafter CR50 17-seat minibus conversion.

This will be the largest display Volkswagen has staged since its return to the show four years ago. Once again, Volkswagen will bring its ‘home’ concept to the show, where visitors can sit and discuss their needs with brand specialists over a cup of coffee.

LDV plans to spring a surprise
With the enormous amount of interest in electric vans for urban delivery, another brand eyeing up big growth is LDV.

While details are still under wraps, we can reveal that LDV will have an all-new van (a little brother to the existing EV80 large electric van) to launch at CV Show 2019.

The new van will be the first model launched by LDV that will be specifically designed and manufactured as a pure-electric van tailored for the UK market.

Mark Barrett, general manager of LDV U.K. & Ireland, is looking forward to what the brand will offer eco-conscious businesses in the future: “Investing in a fleet of EVs will cut down long-term operational costs and there has never been a better time to make the change to emission-free fleets.

“Electric powered vehicles will soon be the norm and this is reflected by the number of brands, both in the domestic and commercial market, that are moving their focus from fuel dependent engines to hybrids and pure-electric models.

“LDV is ahead of many in terms of its offerings and it latest launch will only serve to strengthen its position as a leading brand in the electric commercial vehicle sector.”