Light Commercial Vehicle - LCV

Light Commercial Vehicle - LCV

  Light Commercial Vehicle - LCV

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The Dodge Ram chassis cab is one of the most rugged trucks in its segment. The vehicle comes in a wide range of models and its highly versatile character makes it able to do the toughest duties without breaking a sweat.

The truck is available in three weight classes 3500, 4500 and 5500 with either single or crew cab configurations. The truck competes against models like the Ford Ford Heavy Duty and Chevrolet Chevrolet Silverado. The Dodge Ram Ram Chassis Cab received a set of upgrades in 2011 which enhanced the truck’s performances and also added a few fresh design lines to the exterior.

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The Volkswagen Crafter is built on the same platform as the Mercedes Sprinter and shares a lot of common elements with its conational sibling. The Volkswagen Crafter, was introduced in 2006, and was designed for the 3 to 5 tonne segment. Basically, the Crafter is the third generation of the Volkswagen LT truck, which was around since 1975.

There are three wheelbases available from 3.25m to 4.33m, three roof heights (low, high and extra high) and four body lengths, from 5.24m to 7.34m. And, with a load space that ranges from 7.5m3 to 17m3 the Crafter is capable of carrying payloads of up to 2,693kg. The Volkswagen Crafter is also available in both Single- and Crew-cab configurations and has a starting price of $36.000.

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The Sprinter is around for a good number of years and during its history it took many shapes. The Chassis cab version of the model is sold very well in Europe and has starting to have a bit of success in USA too.

The Sprinter chassis cab comes with the proven Mercedes build quality and reliability, while its engine are also among the most efficient in the segment. With gros vehicle weights ranging from 2.8 -4.6 tonnes the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis Cab is available with either single or double cabs and has a starting price of $34.820.

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Today, the big guzzling trucks don’t receive so much attention like a decade ago, when the price of fuel didn’t mean such a big deal. However there are some jobs that still require the use of a powerful truck to get the job done and one of the vehicles that is fitted for this mission is the Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab.

Available with crew cab or single cab and with either two wheel drive or full wheel drive, the truck has anything it needs to carry its maximum payload of 7,293 lbs. with ease. Moreover, when equipped with the enhanced trailering package, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds. Slightly revised in 2011, the Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab has a starting MSPR of $29.125 and is available with a range of strong V8 engines.

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The Ford Transit Chassis Cab is available with a variety of models and can be converted in a wide range of commercial vehicles from ambulances to tippers.

The lightweight truck was designed to offer a sharp handling around the city and also comfortable long-distance cruising. The cabin is spacious, comfortable and well equipped while the engine range is pretty wide too, with plenty of units to choose from.

The Ford transit Chassis Cap has a starting price of £18,670 (ex. vat) and is available with three wheelbases, four frame lengths, rear- , front- or all-wheel drive, high-traction dual and single wheels and single or double cab style.

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The Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab is the best sold truck in its segment and is build on a solid foundation which is ready to endure the most demanding conditions. The truck received a host of upgrades in 2011 and is available in three cabin configurations including the Regular-, Super- and Crew-cab models.

Thanks to its wide range of body styles, engines and trim levels it will be very easy to find a Super Duty that suits your needs. The engines are also the strongest in the segment, and reward you mind-blowing abilities when it comes to towing power and payload.

Over the years, the truck has been continuously improved and the most recent upgrades have brought a stronger V8 engine into the mix. However, in this segment there are also other worthy competitors who come from Chevrolet Chevrolet or Dodge. The Ford Ford F Series Super Duty Chassis cab has a starting price of $29,570 and is available with GVWRs between 13,300- 19500 lbs.

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The Chevrolet Express Cutaway is the main rival of the Ford E Series Cutaway and holds a market share of 44.8 in Units, being just behind its competitor.
The Express is available in two versions namely the 2500 and 3600 Series. The 2500 Series includes heavy-duty models rated at 8,600 pounds (3,901 kg) GVWR. The heavy-duty 3500 Series includes full-bodied models rated at 9,600 pounds (4,354 kg) GVWR with the 6.0L gas V-8 and 9,900 pounds (4,490 kg) with the Duramax 6.6L diesel. The Chevrolet Express Cutaway has a starting price of $26,845 and is offered with a 3 years / 36,000 miles warranty.

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The new Nissan NV 400 van has already been around from some time now and the company has announced that it will also present its new Chassis cab version at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April. The new Nissan NV400 chassis cab shares a lot of common elements with the Renault Master and will be available in both mid and long wheelbases with either front or rear wheel drive. The NV 400 will come in both single- and double-cab configurations, with a choice of two engine options with maximum outputs of 125hp and 150hp. The new commercial vehicle will also come with a full three year warranty.

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There is no secret that Ford’s E-Series lineup dominates more than half of the full-size van market. The dominant figures include about 65 percent share of the cutaway segment, including more than 90 percent of the ambulance business in this category. These figures said a lot about the E Series success reliability and given its reliability it doesn’t surprise us at all.

The Ford E Cutaway series is one of the most versatile commercial vehicles build by the American manufacturer. With GVWRs ranging from 9.000–14.500 lbs, the Cutaway is based on the van version of the E Series van which is around flexing its muscles for almost 50 years. The Ford E Series Cutaway has a starting price of $25,230 and is available with choice of V8 or V10 engines.

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The Nissan Cabstar was built for delivery duties in the 3.5 tones segment and it’s a rebadged version of the Renault Maxity . The truck is among the most versatile models in its class and is equipped with both 2.5 and 3.0 liter engines. The Nissan Cabstar has a starting price of 19.000 GPB and can be ordered with either a single cab or a double cab featuring a maximum payload capacity of up to 1850 kg.

In order to offer the possibility to be used for a wide range of applications the Cabstar chassis is available with 2.5m, 2.9m and 3.4m wheelbases. Double rear wheels are standard on 3.5T GVW versions while the double cabs are available on 2.9m and 3.4m, MWB and LWB versions. The Nissan Cabstar is offered with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty with service intervals set at 18,000 miles.


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