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.

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.

New look for Fiat’s Fiorino LCV

Fiat is refreshing its Fiorino small van, with a series of styling and mechanical improvements. Fiat hope to build on the 370,000 examples sold so far.

UK hosts global debut of Toyota Proace

Toyota has confirmed that its new Proace van will make its global debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show this month.

SsangYong’s pick-up goes undercover

SsangYong has launched a limited edition version of its Korando Sports pick-up, dubbed the DMZ and boasting camouflage paintwork.

Mercedes Sprints to 3 million vans

Mercedes has sold its three millionth Sprinter, 21 years after the model was launched. The three millionth example was handed over to Hymer.

Vans set to dominate April CV show

Anticipation is growing for the annual CV Show, which will be held at Birmingham’s NEC on 26th-28th April 2016.

UK van sales level off in February

Van sales in the UK have held steady in February, virtually matching those in the same month a year ago.

Proace and Hilux head for Geneva show

Three new Toyota models debuting at the Geneva Motor Show on 1st March will include the van-based Proace Verso MPV and the Hilux pick-up truck.

Mercedes offers Vito for city streets

Mercedes-Benz is launching a version of its Vito van that the brand says is focused directly on users working in city surroundings.

Volkswagen offers DIY Transporter

Volkswagen’s latest Transporter van is now available to order in chassis-cab format. The sixth-generation version of the vehicle costs from £21,265.

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