- Everything you need to know about the 2019 Commercial Vehicles Show
- Including info on how to get there, free tickets and opening times
- A-Z of all van and pickup news - Vauxhall Vivaro and VW e-vans included
On this page you'll find all the info about the 2019 Commmercial Vehicles Show van and pickup owners and operators could possibly need. Including details on how to get there, how to get tickets - which are free - and opening times. Not to mention the all-important van and pickup news and launches happening at the CV Show 2019.
The biggest news so far for the 2019 event is the global public debut of the all-new Vauxhall Vivaro van. But it will also be the first chance for many to see Volkswagen's forthcoming e-Caddy and e-Transporter electric vans, while Toyota has a new compact van in the works, built in cooperation with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, which will be making its debut at the show, too.
It's also worth noting that the 2019 CV Show is likely to be taking place post-Brexit. Which could lead to some interesting news and other developments.
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.
Scroll down on this page (or click here) and you'll find an A-Z breakdown of everything van and pickup that's happening at the CV Show 2019, updated as additional info and rumours are revealed.
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.
Unsurprisingly, with the event still some weeks away, exact details about what's happening in the van and pickup world at the CV Show 2019 is relatively limited. But everything we do know is listed right here, and this page will be updated in the run-up to the show and then live from the event itself as every new piece of info is revealed.
So while there's not much here yet, all of the following manufacturers have booked stands at the show. Don't forget to check back regularly to keep yourself up to date.
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.
Fiat's commercial vehicle arm is promising to show a Ducato ambulance and tipper, as well as what it's describing as a Panini van... We don't know if that's stickers or hot sandwiches at this point.
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, 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 will be a high-performance Raptor.
Isuzu will be showing the Isuzu D-Max pickup truck, including the Arctic Trucks models.
Reflecting four years back on the market, the reanimated LDV brand aims to spark the interest of visitors with an emphasis on electric vans, from tippers to minibuses. Visitors to the show have an opportunity to enter a competition to win a £60,000 LDV EV80, too, with a five-star hotel stay thrown in.
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.
Peugeot's focus is on the new Partner small van.
Already a multiple-award winner - alongside its closely related Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo Cargo siblings - 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 those other vars.
SsangYong is displaying the Musso range of double cab pickups; there's no indication that the long wheelbase Musso Grand shown at Geneva will be shown to UK drivers at this stage.
Toyota is showing a brand new compact van. 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.
The name is still TBC at this stage.
Arguably the biggest news of the 2019 CV Show is the all-new Vauxhall Vivaro, which will be making 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.
Some customer conversion are also planned for display, giving VW a total of 14 vehicles on display, its largest number since returning to the show four years ago.