CV Show 2014 news review

CV Show 2014
1 May, 2014 4:47pm George East

We round up all the top news stories from the CV Show 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham

The CV Show, otherwise known as the Commercial Vehicle Show, is one of the most important dates in the van driver's calendar. 

Held at Birminham's NEC in 2014, the CV show saw some of the latest vans revealed with highlights including the new Vauxhall Vivaro, the Renault Master, the Fiat Ducato and Sportivo, the Renault Trafic, the Citroen Relay and its sister van, the Peugeot Boxer. 

Read on for our round-up of the most recent vans and the most important van-news that came from the CV Show. 

CV show 2014: the launches

Fiat Ducato Sportivo

Fiat has unveiled the top of the range Sportivo line at the CV show, and is making it a £700 option on its Fiorino and Ducato models. Over the Fiat Fiorino and Ducato Tecnico spec vans, the Fiat Sportivo trim level features alloy wheels, air-con side-stripes and painted bumpers. Front fog lights are also standard kit. 

A new version of the Fiat Ducato was also revealed at the show, set for a July launch.

Citroen Relay

The latest Citroen Relay went on display at the 2014 CV show. Known as the Citroen Jumper in some markets, the newest Citroen Relay gets an updated front end, as well as improved mechanicals and some big-car tech found on Citroen's road car range. The Citroen Relay also comes in five body styles.

Renault Trafic 

The new Renault Trafic has taken its front-end design inspiration from the French manufacturer's Clio and Megane models, so it certainly looks smart. What's more, Renault has also specced the latest Trafic with two new diesel engines which are smaller, yet punchier and more economicals than those found in the previous model. The Renault Trafic is also available in amind-boggling 270 variants.

Vauxhall Vivaro 

After 900,000 units sold in Europe and 13 years on sale, the Vauxhall Vivaro has been updated. It doesn't disappoint either, thanks to its distinctive looks that include a flat, high nose, and the road-car inspired 'blade' design feature that runs down the van's profile. In addition to its new look, the latest Vauxhall Vivaro also gets a range of more powerful, yet more efficient engines.

Renault Master

The Renault Master was the second van that Renault unveiled at the 2014 CV show. The biggest model in the Renault van line-up, the Master panel van is expected to go on sale in the UK at the end of summer 2014. Featuring a range of economical diesel engines plus the latest eco technology, the Renault Master will come in seven body styles.

Peugeot Boxer

New Peugeot Boxer 2014 front

The latest Peugeot Boxer was unveiled at the 2014 CV show and with its wide grille, it's clear that its design has been influenced by the Peugeot 308 road car. Like its sister van, the Citroen Relay, the Peugeot Boxer has revised mechanicals, as well as an improved interior and standard safety tech such as ABS, ESP and Load Adaptive Control.