Renault Readying 2011 CV Show Offensive

Following last year’s record UK LCV sales, Europe’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles will be “charging” ahead at this year’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Of the 14 vehicles Renault is bringing to the event, 7 will be debuts for the country, including the fully-electric Kangoo Van Z.E.

Renault’s stand will be one of the biggest at this year’s show, covering more than double the space it did last year. A clear emphasis will be put on fuel saving technologies.

“Aiming to prove that electric LCVs can be affordable to run, good to drive, as well as offer a more relaxed driving environment, due to its near silent operation,”
the Kangoo Van Z.E. will make its UK debut ahead of the market release that will take place in autumn this year, in both two- and five-seat versions.

Joining the EV van under the Birmingham limelights will be several new additions to the Master range. Four four factory-built products additions to the range will arrive, the Box Van, Dropside, Tipper and 17 Seat minibus, plus two locally converted products: the Luton Van and Curtainside.

“We’ve made no bones about our ambitious plans to increase our share of the UK conversions market to 8% in the months ahead. Our wealth of new models on show underlines that message, and I’m equally pleased to be showing Kangoo Van Z.E., the first affordable factory-built electric van in the UK. We truly believe we have something for everyone and I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing customer reactions to our expanded range in a few weeks time,” commented Fleet and Commercial Vehicle Operations Director, Darren Payne, on the array of new Renault products on show.
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