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Light commercials at welland 2010 - IMG 8936

a number of examples of Vintage and Classic light commercial vehicles lined up at Welland Steam and Country Rally

Light commercial vehicles (LCV) or category N1 is the formal term in the European Union for commercial carrier vehicles with a Gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to 3.5 tonnes.

Vehicles which qualify in this category are pickup trucks, vans and 3 wheelers all commercially based goods or passenger carrier.

In fact, the LCV concept was created as a compact truck. It is usually optimised to be ruggedly built, have low operating costs and powerful yet fuel efficient engines, and to be utilised in intra-city operations.

LCV Manufacturers (Marketing in EU) and their ModelsEdit

CitroënEdit

Citroën Relay (Citroën Jumper), Citroën Dispatch, Citroën Berlingo, Citroën Berlingo First, Citroën Nemo, Citroën C-Crosser Commercial

FiatEdit

Ducato, Doblo, Scudo, Fiorino

FordEdit

Ford Transit, Ford Transit Connect, Ford Ranger

HyundaiEdit

H100, Starex

IsuzuEdit

Rodeo[1] Grafter[2]


IvecoEdit

Daily

Land RoverEdit

Discovery Comercial, Defender Commercial

Mercedes-BenzEdit

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Mercedes-Benz Vario

MitsubishiEdit

L200

NissanEdit

Nissan Interstar, Cabstar, Navara, NV200, Primastar

Opel (Vauxhall - UK)Edit

Vauxhall Vivaro, Vauxhall Astravan, Vauxhall Movano, Vauxhall Combo

PeugeotEdit

Boxer, Partner, Expert, Peugeot Partner Origin, Bipper, Peugeot 207 Van

RenaultEdit

Trafic, Master, Maxity, Kangoo, Renault Kangoo Maxi

ToyotaEdit

Hilux, Hiace

VolkswagenEdit

Volkswagen Caddy, Volkswagen Transporter, Volkswagen Crafter

Sales ChannelsEdit

All of the above light commercial vehicles are sold through dealer networks. Usually a car dealer will have a franchise for the sale of a manufacturer's cars and the LCVs will be sold as an addition. The exceptions to these are; ;Mercedes-Benz,

Who have a dedicated commercial vehicle network for heavy and light commercial vehicles,
Volkswagen
Franchised dealers usually have standalone van centres.
Iveco and Isuzu Truck.
Isuzu Truck market commercial vehicles up to 18 tonnes GVW and Iveco market their heavy truck range with their Daily van to complement this.

Used LCV MarketingEdit

Many franchised dealers also retail used LCVs, with the poorer quality examples sent to specialist auctions for sale. There is a large network of independent used commercial vehicle retailers[3] who retail thousands of used commercial vehicles every month.
CV Dealers are increasingly using the internet to help sell their vehicles in addition to the traditional print media such as Auto Trader

See alsoEdit

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