The LDV brand will return to the UK this year, following a seven-year absence. The vans, which are built in China by SAIC Maxus (part of the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation), are being imported into the UK by Dublin-based Harris Group – which already has a deal to distribute LDV in Ireland. The first model to reach these shores will be the V80, which is a heavily re-engineered Maxus. Available as a chassis cab, panel van or minibus, it has […]
No vans are involved in a recall of 15,000 Renault vehicles the French manufacturer has announced as a result of recent concerns over their emission levels, a spokesman for the company has told Motortransport.com.
Sainsbury’s is to begin trials with two all-electric vans, an LDV EV80 the supermarket has dubbed Evie, which is already on the road, and a BD Auto e-Ducato, due to be delivered in May, named Stevie.
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]