Welcome to our landing page for the 2019 Commmercial Vehicles Show, where you’ll find a round up of all the van and pickup news owners and operators could possibly need, plus links to the full story on every major new product launch and update.
There have been an impressively large number of vans and pickups launched at the 2019 CV Show, including the world debuts of the all-new Vauxhall Vivaro, Toyota Proace City, LDV EV80 electric van and unexpected new electric versions of the Citroen Relay and the Peugeot Boxer.
Meanwhile, Isuzu brought along two new D-Max variants, the 2019 facelift versions of the Ford Transit and Ford Ranger made their first UK appearances, and it represents the first chance for UK buyers to see the VW’s e-Caddy and e-Transporter electric vans.
Click here to jump straight to our A-Z of all the van and pickup news at the CV Show 2019.
What is the CV Show 2019?
The Commercial Vehicle Show is located at the NEC Birmingham every year, and is the UK’s largest van and pickup event.
The exhibition in fact covers all sorts of commercial vehicles and road transportation, but it’s the LCVs that naturally interest us the most.
Here’s a quick video overview of the 2018 show.
Listed below are all the new commercial vehicles to have debuted at the 2019 CV Show, so scroll down to see what was on the show stands.
Citroen is displaying its full model line-up, with a particular focus on the new Berlingo small van but not forgetting the Dispatch medium van and Relay large van. Like many manufacturers, alternative fuel is on the agenda – and Citroen is showing the new electric Relay large van.
It’s also using the event to showcase a new structure for its van sales and support setup, which is giving the brand increased national coverage – meaning you should now be closer to a fully equipped Citroen van dealer.
Ford is showcasing its facelifted Transit large van for the first time in the UK. The display highlights all the technical advances in the revised model, such as the new EcoBlue Hybrid versions, and includes a live display of the new automatic parking function inside the NEC.
On the stand you’ll also find the 2019 Transit Custom, which has new engines and tech as well, alongside a trio of 2019 Ranger pickups which again feature new looks and tech. One of these is a high-performance Raptor.
Show goers will be particularly drawn to the wide range of D-Max conversions on the stand as well, including a cherry picker, police wagon and RAC van.
LDV surprised nearly everyone by turning up with one of the undoubted stars of the show – the all-new EV30 electric van, which goes on sale in the UK in 2020 promising up to 200 miles of driving range.
Elsewhere on the stand, the aging V80 has finally been updated with a Euro 6 engine, a new look and a vastly improved interior.
MAN has a new ‘Flatframe Chassis Cowl’ option for its TGE large van, which is 190mm lower than the standard chassis cab – making it ideal for low-loader style box and Luton van conversions, as well as campers and motorhomes.
There’s also a UK-converted minibus. Based on the 5.0-tonne model and converted by Minibus Options, this is a 17-seater as standard but with various wheelchair variants available, too.
The Outlander PHEV Commerical has a new engine and sharper steering, while the L200-based Shogun Sport Commercial has now properly arrived in the UK, just in time to replace the now discontinued Commercial version of the Shogun proper.
Another world debut on the Peugeot stand – this time the Boxer Electric large van, which is so new barely any of the details are finalised yet.
Elsewhere, Peugeot’s focus is on the new Partner small van. The CV Show 2019 will be an opportunity for potential owners and operators to check out the i-Cockpit cab design, the only major point of difference between the Partner and its Citroen Berlingo, Vauxhall Combo Cargo and Toyota Proace City sister vans.
SsangYong is displaying the Musso range of double cab pickups, but sadly there’s still no UK sign of the long wheelbase SsangYong Musso Grand, revealed in Europe at the 2019 Geneva motor show in March.
Toyota is showing a brand new compact van, now officially revealed as the Proace City. It refers to this as a Car Derived Van, but don’t go thinking it’s a converted Yaris. Rather, it’s the Toyota version of the new van that’s already on sale as Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo Cargo.
Arguably the biggest news of the 2019 CV Show is the all-new Vauxhall Vivaro, which makes its global debut as Vauxhall returns to the event for the first time since 2015.
The new Vivaro is based on the same platform as the Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace, and promises significantly improved payload and towing capability compared with the Renault Trafic-derived model it replaces.
The show may also be the first time for many to get up close and personal with the latest Vauxhall Combo Cargo small van as well.
Following the UK debut of the e-Crafter electric van at the 2018 CV Show, 2019 is the turn of the smaller e-Caddy and e-Transporter electric vans, both of which feature on the firm’s house-style show stand alongside their big brother.
In addition to this, visitors to the 2019 CV Show will be able to see a wheelchair-accessible Caddy Life conversion, the latest Amarok Aventura 2 special edition pickup with 258hp, a short-wheelbase Transporter Sportline kombi and a Crafter Mobile Service Clinic. Not to mention a Crafter police van and wheelchair accessible minibus.
What else is on at the CV Show 2019
In addition to the vast array of vans, pickups, trucks and buses on display, the CV Show also hosts all kinds of products and accessories to go with them.
Plus there’s a Workshop Zone for tools and garage equipment and a Cool Zone for refrigerated vehicles and cold chain supplies.
Meanwhile, the Innovation Hub hosts a series of talks throughout the show, covering subjects from truck platooning to the future of work.
CV Show 2019 opening times and ticket information
The 2019 CV Show is open:
- Tuesday 30 April 2019 – 08:30-17:00
- Wednesday 01 May 2019 – 08:30-17:00
- Thursday 02 May 2019 – 08:30-16:30
Tickets are free, and you can get them in advance by completing the online form on the official Commercial Vehicle Show website: www.cvshow.com.
CV Show 2019 location and how to get there
As usual, the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show takes place at the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham:
The NEC is probably the most transport-connected show venue in the entire UK, easily accessible by road, rail and even air, thanks to its close proximity to the M6 and M42 motorways, a dedicated train station and the nearby Birmingham Airport.
There are hotels on site, and you can get discounted train tickets via the official CV Show website.