NEWS ANALYSIS: All set for the CV Show

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018


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Renault’s first large electric van, the Master Z.E. (pictured), will take pride of place on its stand.

The manufacturer, which will be making its 20th appearance at the event, will also display a selection of its LCV conversions among a total of 13 vehicles.

The Master Z.E., which uses the same 33kW battery as the Kangoo Z.E. light van, will go on sale in the fourth quarter of the year.

A fridge-van conversion of the Kangoo Z.E. will also make an appearance, and other highlights include a UK debut for the latest Trafic Camper Van conversion, a new aluminium tipper fitted to the Master double-cab, and a Master temperature-controlled pharmaceutical delivery van from the Renault Tech line of factory-fitted conversions.

The Renault Tech Master parcel delivery van will also make its UK debut.

It features a walk-through bulkhead and racking designed in conjunction with UPS. The Trafic Formula Edition with Renault’s Ready4Work racking, designed by Sortimo, will also be displayed.

Vincent Tourette, Renault’s UK MD, said: “The Commercial Vehicle Show is always a great opportunity for us to introduce both new and existing customers to our latest product developments.”

BT Fleet Solutions

New apps are being unveiled by BT Fleet Solutions.

The Daily Vehicle Checker app gives drivers an easy way to perform essential legislative checks, and a new accident management app takes drivers through vital procedures after an accident.

The latter is the first in a suite of accident management solutions, which will include detailed data insight and accident-avoidance initiatives.


Having used last year’s CV Show to launch its first van, the TGE, MAN is using this year’s event to complete the range.

The show will see the launch of the 3.5t gross vehicle weight (GVW) rear-wheel drive model.

Also launched will be MAN’s Vans to Go programme, featuring a range of bodied vehicles marketed through its nationwide dealer network. These bodies will include Lutons, tippers and dropsides – which MAN says have all been designed to complement its Trucks to Go programme. 

MAN says it has teamed up with leading LCV convertors to provide a one-stop shop solution, with the conversion partners set to be announced at the show.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to find out more about MAN’s Fleet Management programme.

The manufacturer’s UK managing director, Thomas Hemmerich, says: “The attraction of the CV Show for MAN is not just the number of visitors, but the quality of the visitors. It offers us tremendous networking opportunities and allows us to greet existing customers whilst at the same time meet and build relationships with new customers.”


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