Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman
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Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.
Renault Alaskan

Renault reveals its Alaskan pick-up

Renault is following Fiat into the pick-up truck market – but whether the new Alaskan will be sold in the UK is still to be determined.

More efficient engines for Doblo & Ducato

Fiat is upgrading its Ducato and Doblo ranges with new Euro 6-compliant engines. The new powertrains use a Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation system.

Premium add-ons for Mercedes Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans is launching a special edition version of the Sprinter, which is being aimed firmly at retail customers.

Fiat’s first pick-up to cost from £21K

Fiat’s first pick-up truck will cost from £20,995. The price for the new Fullback model compares well with the equivalent Mitsubishi L200.

Record May but van sales slowing

The UK’s van market posted its fourth consecutive month of growth in May, which was up 1.9 per cent on the same period in 2015.

Large vans drive soaring LCV market

UK van market is continuing to climb, up 11.8 per cent in April. Thanks to the CV Show April, 27,880 new vehicles were registered.

VW’s Amarok pick-up gains new engine

Full details have been released of the latest version of the one major pick-up seemingly not appearing at last week’s CV Show, the Volkswagen Amarok.

Toyota prices up Proace and Hilux

Toyota has released prices for its new Proace panel van and Hilux pick-up range. The Proace was unveiled earlier this week at the CV Show.

Sliding CV production ‘a rebalancing’

In the week the commercial vehicle market focuses on the UK and the CV Show, new figures show that commercial production in the UK slid substantially.

CV Show – Cartwright racks up

Specialist body and trailer manufacturer, Cartwright Group has used the CV Show to launch its new van conversions division.

CV Show – SsangYong’s eco Korando

SsangYong is exhibiting its budget small LCV, the Korando, at the CV Show, while announcing power and efficiency improvements to the model.

CV Show – Arctic Isuzu rolls in

Isuzu is debuting the most extreme version of its D-Max pick-up at the CV Show. The D-Max AT35 is designed for the most difficult terrains.

CV Show – Fiat stand full of pick-ups

Among a host of new pick-up trucks displayed at the 2016 CV Show, one of the most interesting is on the Fiat Professional stand.

CV Show – VW crafts tipper conversion

Volkswagen return to the Commercial Vehicle Show and is launching a tipper truck model built on its Crafter chassis cab platform.

CV Show – Iveco makes Daily news

The global debut of the Iveco Daily Euro-6 range heads the biggest Commercial Vehicle Show display yet from the Italian manufacturer.

CV show – Ford’s ‘game-changer’ engine

Ford has debuted its 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

Returnee LDV electrifies CV show

LDV, once one of the major brands in the UK van market, is returning after a seven-year absence with a pair of unveilings at the CV Show.

CV Show opens with vans to fore

Vans dominate the stands at the CV Show as the event opens its doors at the NEC, and the growth of online shopping is being cited as a major reason.

Citroën, Peugeot, Toyota debut van sisters

Leading the unveilings at the CV Show are the trio of mid-sized vans built in a joint programme by Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota.

First clues to VW’s next Amarok pick-up

Volkswagen has released the first impressions of its next Amarok pick-up truck, which is scheduled for UK launch before the end of 2016.

Renault van range gains extra grip

Renault is to launch a traction assistance system dubbed X-Track. Renault states it will assist those who operate on challenging terrains.

Fiat picks up on growing segment

Fiat is to debut its new Fullback pick-up at the CV Show. The unveiling during the show marks Fiat’s expansion into the growing mid-sized pick-up market.

Peugeot completes debut trio at CV show

Peugeot has ‘completed the set’ by announcing that it will unveil its all-new Expert van at the CV Show in Birmingham this month.

Citroën Dispatched for CV Show reveal

Citroën is to debut its all-new Dispatch van at the CV Show later this month. The global reveal of the van will rival that of the Toyota Proace.

Larger vans keep sector in the black

Van sales in the UK are continuing to grow, the market having recorded a positive first quarter of 2016. LCV Demand rose 3.1 per cent in March.

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