The 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show certainly looks set to be worthy of the title ‘International’ as most of the key players in the truck marketplace congregate at Britain’s National Exhibition Centre from 9-11 April.
With the implementation date for Euro 6 set for January 2014, next year’s Show will be the only Springtime European opportunity for manufacturers to present their latest products and innovations and it looks as though the Show will be providing the perfect backdrop for several important industry launches.
DAF will be there with its new Euro 6 XF, Volvo will be making a major splash with its recently launched new FH series and Mercedes-Benz UK will be showing its new ‘urban hero’, the Mercedes-Benz Citan.
It will be five years since Iveco has exhibited at the Commercial Vehicle Show in its own right but it too will be back showing its flagship Stralis Hi-Way, winner of the International Truck of the Year Award 2013.
MAN will also take the opportunity for the first UK showing of its Euro 6 cabs.
Following on from the successful launch earlier this year of Isuzu’s innovative telematics system, Mimamori, CV Show 2013 will see the launch of the next stage in the company’s driver and operator management programme, Mimamori 2.
Already, the signs are that the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show looks set to be another great success. Furthermore, with road transport providing a very accurate barometer for the health of the rest of the UK economy, indications are that road transport looks set to play an even greater part in the economic recovery and future success of UK plc.