[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he UK’s biggest automotive exhibition has opened its doors at the NEC, with major new truck and van launches and a host of innovations.
“CV Show 2017 is open for business,” said CV Show Director, Rob Skelton. “And already we’ve seen crowds of people coming through the doors, proving that the show really is the go-to event for anyone involved in the transport, logistics and associated industries.”
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.
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.
The show also shows how the CV sector is a clear technology leader in the fields of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), telematics, emissions technology and safety systems.
Also new for 2017 are two new live features, which are fuelling discussion among show visitors.
The new initiatives are the Innovation Hub, presented by respected industry title Motor Transport, and interactive Twitter Lounges, in which visitors and exhibitors can tweet their experiences and news live from the show.
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.