The Commercial Vehicle Show is the biggest show of its kind in the UK, with over 300 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors expected over the three-day event. Pickup trucks and commercial 4x4s were definitely the order of the day, with plenty of exciting new metal. Here is our pickup of the best pickup trucks and commercial 4x4s at the 2018 show:
10 – VW Amarok Dark Label
The Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label was unveiled at the CV Show in Birmingham this week, six months after it made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Limited to just 200 UK customers, the VW Amarok Dark Label is based on the Highline trim-level but Volkswagen has also thrown in a number of extras.
9 – Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II
Developed by Mitsubishi’s new creative division, Special Vehicle Projects (SVP), the Barbarian SVP II is the second of its kind after the highly successful first model in 2016. Mitsubishi will only produce 250 examples of the L200 Barbarian SVP II; half of which will be available in Diamond Black and the other half in Atlantic Grey.
8 – Ford Ranger Wildtrak X
Ford has unveiled its new limited-edition Ranger Wildtrak X at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. Limited to 1000 units in the UK, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X features an enhanced styling kit and a couple of extra features.
7 – Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32
Nissan has joined forces with Arctic Trucks to produce a special-edition pickup truck. The Nissan Navara AT32 doesn’t just look the part; it has been adapted to take on the harshest of environments with a host of key upgrades.
6 – Toyota Hilux AT35
The Toyota Hilux AT35 is to be made available to order from Toyota GB dealerships this summer, 11 years after Top Gear’s famous north pole expedition. Making its debut at the CV Show on the 24th of April, the Toyota Hilux AT35 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic pickup truck.
5 – Isuzu D-Max AT35 Stealth
The head-turning Isuzu D-Max AT35 Stealth was officially uncovered in Hall 5 at the CV Show in Birmingham this week. This special-edition D-Max has been developed in conjunction with off-road specialists Arctic Trucks and is limited to just 10 models.
4 – Toyota Hilux facelift
The Toyota Hilux Invincible X is to receive a new front end, similar to the Hilux Revo in Thailand, in spring 2018. The new look model went on display at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which took place from the 24th until the 26th of April 2018 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham.
3 – Toyota Land Cruiser commercial
The Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial will be re-joining the market later in the year, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed. Sales of Commercial 4x4s have fallen sharply since the demise of the Land Rover Defender, leaving the Mitsubishi Shogun and the recently relaunched Land Rover Discovery Commercial as the most viable options.
2 – Mitsubishi Shogun Sport commercial
The Commercial 4×4 sector is well and truly hotting up with another entrant announced at the CV Show in Birmingham this week. The L200-based Mitsubishi Shogun Sport commercial combines practicality with comfort, boasting a 3.1 tonne towing capacity and 1,500 litres of loadspace with cutting-edge technology and SUV refinement.
1 – SsangYong Musso 2018
SsangYong chose the CV Show as the UK launchpad for its new Musso pickup. The SsangYong Musso 2018 has a lot going for it on paper; competitive pricing, a 3.5t towing capacity and a one tonne payload, and it looks the part inside and out.