Ford Transit Custom at CV Show 2016

CV Show 2016 highlights – picture roundup

It was a busy year at the CV Show. As usual we’ve got a round up of the main van and pickup highlights, plus a few other interesting and amusing models.

One of the most important new models at the show, in terms of likely sales, was the new Peugeot Expert/Citroen Dispatch mid-size van, which will also be sold badged as a Toyota Proace:

New Citroen Dispatch at CV Show

The new Citroen Dispatch at CV Show 2016

New Citroen Dispatch rear view

New Peugeot Expert at CV Show

Here’s the new van in its Peugeot Expert guise

New Toyota Proace at CV Show 2016

And finally it’s the new Toyota Proace!

Toyota Proace load area demo

Toyota helpfully stuck a pallet in the back of a Proace to illustrate how much space was available.

Other new vans in evidence included a new Volkswagen Crafter Tipper conversion:

Volkswagen Crafter Tipper conversion

Volkswagen’s new Crafter Tipper conversion was on display.

Volkswagen Transporter at CV Show

… along with a nice example of the new(ish) Volkswagen Transporter

Another highlight of the show was the long-awaited return of LDV vans. Now in Chinese hands, LDV were back in force with an updated version of the old Maxus the V80, plus the smaller G10 and an all-electric V80 with a promised range of 217 miles.

LDV V80 EV at CV Show 2016

LDV’s flagship model is this all-electric V80 van. Payload is up to 1,250kg and LDV promises a range of up to 217 miles on a single charge.

LDV V80 van at CV Show 2016

The new LDV V80 is expected in the UK later this year and is an updated version of the old LDV Maxus.

The LDV G10 van at CV Show 2016

LDV also showcased a smaller and newer model, the G10, which is also due to hit UK shores later in 2016.

Although Ford didn’t have any new vans at the show, the Blue Oval did have a good display of past and present models, including these gems:

Ford Transit Mk1 at CV Show 2016

A Ford Transit Mk. 1 on display outside the exhibition hall.

Ford Transit Custom at CV Show 2016

This fully specced up Ford Transit Custom was on the Ford stand.  Who needs a car with vans like this?

Another firm flying the electric flag was Iveco, which gave visitors the chance to get a good look at the electric drivetrain used for the Iveco Daily Electric:

Iveco Daily electric drivetrain

The electric drivetrain used for the Iveco Daily Electric

Iveco was also keen to remind visitors of the truly cavernous loadspace proportions offered by the current Euro 6 Daily:

Iveco Daily Euro 6 interior

Inside the current Euro 6 Iveco Daily panel van. Still the biggest panel van on the market?

On the pickup front there was also plenty of action. As promised Isuzu unveiled an all-new version of its D-Max pickup at the CV Show. The D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is designed for serious off-road use, with massive tyres and rims plus uprated suspension:

Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 at CV Show 2016

The Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 was launched at the CV Show 2016

Also present was SsangYong’s wacky camouflage special edition of the excellent value Korando Sport pickup:

SsangYong Korando Sport camouflage edition at CV Show 2016

Finally, to finish off with here’s a shot of Iveco’s Dakar race truck, which was on display outside the hall:

Iveco Daily with Dakar race truck

Iveco’s mighty Dakar race truck, alongside the mighty Daily, naturally.

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