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In a decade, the UK van fleet has grown 50 percent – twice the growth rate of cars – and the market for brand new commercial vehicles is now worth £10 billion a year.
Which means the annual Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show) at Birmingham’s NEC is a big deal.
There’s also an LED light bar on the roof, PIAA rally driving lamps, black decals and badges set off by red detailing and, inside, leather seats and red LED mood lighting.
We also like the sound of the Walkinshaw Performance Limited and Koni tuned suspension. The Shogun Sport SVP will need to be tasty if it’s to take on Ford’s mighty Ranger Raptor.
No guessing which rival Vauxhall’s targeting – nor how bullish it is as to its chances… It will update the market-leading Transit in mid-2019 with a series of tweaks that save weight and allow it to carry up to 80 kg more load.
At the opposite end of the table, van drivers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and East Anglia are the least likely to be the victim of theft.
The new Eco Blue Hybrid is the van sector’s first 48V mild hybrid, with CO2 emissions from 144 g/km, and even the regular Eco Blue diesel is seven percent more economical.
Ford says it all results in the “smartest and most productive Transit ever”.
Particularly as many brands used the 2019 show to reveal their latest vans – with the headline-grabbing draw being the world debut of the Ford Transit-rivalling, British-built Vauxhall Vivaro.
The new Vauxhall Vivaro is the result of a £100 million investment into the firm’s Luton plant.