Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

LDV – a one-stop-shop for both conversion and customisation

Following the successful launch of its 15 seater mini bus and 6 seater combi van in April, LDV has confirmed a strong start to sales for its custom-built Mini B’s both in the UK and Ireland.

With a turn-around time of just two weeks, the team at LDV provides a one-stop-shop for both conversion and customisation. You want a red leather interior and diamond grade stitching? Customise your Mini B today.

At LDV things just got personal and every Mini B is personalised to an individual or company’s needs, in the shortest time possible.  Both the mini-bus and combi van have an extensive range of custom interior flooring and seating options to choose from, providing a unique opportunity to design a Mini B that reflects your own personal taste.

The Mini B is included in LDV’s impressive 555 finance deal; five-year or 125,000-mile warranty, five year’s roadside assistance and a five-year finance package. One of Ireland’s longest-established automotive distributors, the family-owned Harris Group won the distribution rights to the UK and Ireland for LDV when it was relaunched in these markets in 2016.

Launched at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle show, the Mini B has already been positively received by both drivers and dealers alike. With a powerful 2.5L engine, the fuel efficient mini-bus boasts a leading anti-skid braking system and electronic brake force distribution. Long journeys no longer have to be uncomfortable as the Mini B provides a super smooth ride, cushioning passengers from even the roughest of roads.

The spec list is remarkable and when combined with the customisation options, the Mini B proves itself as an exceptional choice for drivers who demand quality and style, at a price that’s right. Spec options include a surround sound system, FM/AM/MP3 player and Bluetooth. The superior internal features include cruise control, air conditioning, front power windows and integrated cup holders for a cleaner driving experience.

Mark Barrett, General Manager, LDV U.K. & Ireland said, “When it comes to mini buses there is rarely a one type fits all option. Such is the versatility of the Mini B that it is used as a crew cab, taxi, domestic people carrier and yes, even a mini bus.  Consequently, different people want different specs and we take customisation for our customers personally.  Every Mini B is created to their specification and we aim to complete customisation within a two-week time frame, delivering on quality and value for money. If two weeks is too long, we also have two trim specs, Deluxe Grade and Diamond Royal, available to choose from for immediate delivery.”

As LDV’s network of dealers continues to expand, sales of the Mini B have begun in earnest in the UK and Ireland. Mark Barret said, “We have a really strong dealer network, and all of our LDV dealers have onsite workshops providing a round-the-clock assistance for repairs, service or checks. This means that we can keep downtime to a minimum which we know is crucial for business owners. In the same way our after-sales service team is ready to respond to calls 24 hours a day, giving our customers’ piece of mind that should a problem occur we can get them back on the road as soon as possible.”