Features & Interviews

CV Show 2023 preview: The vehicles

06 April 2023 #Features & Interviews

This year’s CV Show has plenty in store for lovers of commercial vehicles of all sizes, with the return of the popular Truck Zone – including a mix of electric, hydrogen and alternatively fuelled displays – while vans will feature prominently as a number of major manufacturers showcase their new electric models.

In the second instalment of our two-part preview, we take a look at some of the key OEM exhibitions to look out for during 18-20 April.


Attendees at this year’s show will have their first chance to see the new Iveco eDaily on stand 5A80.

This new electric LCV features a rugged truck-based chassis with a 3.5-tonne towing capacity, and is currently the only eLCV on sale to provide a 15kW ePTO.

Among a variety of applications, the vehicle can be used as a tipper, a chilled and refrigerated box van or aerial platform van.

Mike Cutts, Iveco’s Light Business Line Director, said: “The CV Show is the perfect place to launch the eDaily and let people interact with the vehicle for the first time.

“With the unique characteristics that this vehicle offers the eLCV sector we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to our stand and getting the opportunity to explain them face to face.”

Joining the eDaily will be an Iveco S-Way 460hp Natural Gas truck. This vehicle when powered by biomethane produces up to 95% less CO2 than an equivalent diesel model.

An Iveco S-Way 490 ‘fuel hero’ will also be available for attendees to get behind the wheel in the show’s Ride & Drive area located adjacent to the Iveco stand outside Hall 5.


Ford returns to this year’s CV Show with new products and services on stands 5E10 & 5E20. The event will see the UK debut for the all-new Transit Custom, a new Ranger pick-up line up including the V6-powered Ranger Raptor, and the multi-award-winning E-Transit.

Further enhancements of the FordPass Pro and Ford Fleet Management vehicle management software are also expected to be on show.

Stuart Rowley, President, Ford of Europe, said: “Transit Custom is the jewel in our commercial vehicle crown and key in our drive to grow our commercial vehicle business as we continue to create a sustainable, profitable Ford business in Europe rooted in an electrified future.”


Nissan, meanwhile, will be promoting its all-new fully electric Townstar van on stand 5A52.

With a range of 183 miles WLTP Combined – or up to 269 miles on the City Cycle – it joins Nissan’s LCV line-up which also includes the Primastar and Interstar, both of which have recently been significantly upgraded in terms of equipment and a new range of efficient engines.


Renault Trucks is back at the show on stand 5A95 with a battery electric 18T E-Tech D Wide rigid from the Vertellus fleet.

Experts from the manufacturer will be on hand to talk about the Vertellus EV Discovery programme – a unique opportunity for fleets to test EV products in their operations for a fixed three-month period.

Alex Williams, Head of Brand and Communications at Renault Trucks UK and Ireland, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our stand to discover more about our latest products and services, how we can support their transition to a low carbon world.”


On its stand 5A110, representatives from Mercedes-Benz Trucks will be available to discuss the firm’s range of diesel powered vehicles as well as its new battery electric models.

These include the heavy-duty, battery electric Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul long-distance truck as well as Fuso’s Next Generation eCanter which is tailored to inner city distribution transport.


Maxus is once again bringing a full fleet of zero emission vehicles, including the Mifa 9 all electric MPV, the T90EV zero emission pickup, plus its flagship eDeliver 3 and eDeliver 9.

The manufacturer is gearing up for a big reveal at the show on stand 5D110, and while the details are still under wraps, it has confirmed that it will unveil a new eLCV to the UK market.

Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris Maxus, said: “The CV Show is always a highlight on the calendar for Maxus, and like previous years, we will be using our presence at CV Show to unveil a brand-new eLCV vehicle to the public, joining the stable of state-of-the-art vehicles which we have introduced to the UK market in recent years.”


Volta Trucks, the all electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, will be promoting its new 16-tonne all-electric Volta Zero vehicle on stand 5A105.

The Volta Zero is designed for urban logistics and has an operating pure electric range of 95 to 125 miles.

Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, the operator of a Volta Zero sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional truck.

The company has just announced another significant milestone on its journey to production, receiving European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for the Volta Zero.


On stand 5D60 Isuzu will display its award-winning D-Max pick-up range which comes in single and double cab variants. The vehicle is powered by a 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine, has the ability to tow 3.5 tonnes and is also backed by Isuzu’s 125,000 mile/five-year warranty. The model range runs from the entry Business through All-Purpose to Adventure.


Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), has confirmed that it will unveil its zero emission hydrogen electric HGV on its stand 5A70.

The UK-designed and developed demonstrator vehicle has a range of up to 370 miles coupled with a refuelling time of between 15 and 20 minutes.

It employs a fuel cell system and energy storage system to deploy electricity to an electric motor to transmit power to the wheels and uses a Kinetic Energy Recovery System to recapture energy under braking and while the truck is slowing down.

Jawad Khursheed, HVS CEO, said: “The state-of-the-art fuel cell stack coupled with the best in the industry hydrogen tanks ensures rapid refuelling times and maximises time on the road – delivering unrivalled total cost of ownership to our customers.”


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