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CV Show 2017 kicks off with a host of vehicle launches

CV Show 2017

The UK’s biggest automotive exhibition has opened its doors at the NEC, with major new truck and van launches and a host of innovations.

Among the show’s major highlights are the global debut of DAF’s new CF and XF tractor units, which go on sale later this year.

“CV Show 2017 is open for business,” said CV Show director, Rob Skelton.

Another innovation in the large goods vehicle industry is Terberg’s new refrigerated Urban Safety Vehicle, developed with sister company Dennis Eagle and body builder Gray and Adams. Designed for use in congested areas, it features a cab design to comply with Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard, all-round cameras and a walk-through cab so that the driver needn’t exit the vehicle into traffic.

The show also plays host to some major new LCV launches, including the UK premieres of MAN’s new TGE and Volkswagen’s new Crafter, along with the Isuzu D-Max pick-up, three new body derivatives of the Peugeot Partner, an extreme off-road Mitsubishi L200 pick-up, Ford’s new six-speed automatic transit, the Renault Master and Kangoo ZE and the world’s first low-floor electric minibus in the form of the Mellor Coachcraft Orion E.

Trailers are big news, too, with Cheshire-based Tiger Trailers using the event to announce its plans to build a new factory in Cheshire, creating 270 jobs. There are also new product launches from Tiger, Cartwright, Montracon and Lawrence David, along with Chereau, Don-Bur, Ekeri, and Gray and Adams.

As the largest and most comprehensive road freight transport, distribution and logistics event staged in Britain, The CV Show caters for every operator’s requirements and is purposely designed to be a one-stop shop for anyone involved in associated industries.

The show is free-to-attend and remains open until Thursday April 27. To find out more about the Show’s many features and register for tickets, go to www.cvshow.com.


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