The Commercial Vehicle Show may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped Maxus (formerly LDV) from finding a way to launch its new platform vehicles, the ‘Deliver 9’ and ‘eDeliver 3’. Originally scheduled to be introduced to the market on April 28th at the NEC in Birmingham, Maxus is now gearing up for the launch of its new LCVs through an online virtual experience.
The first event, which is exclusive to members of the press, will feature an introduction to the vehicles by Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris Automotive Distributors (MAXUS). Mark will walk viewers through both the ‘Deliver 9’ and ‘eDeliver 3’, highlight key features of each and conclude with a live Q&A session.
Speaking to us about the virtual launch, Mark Barrett, said: “We were genuinely gutted when we heard that CV Show 2020 was cancelled, but it was the right and only decision to take. We will now be launching our new vehicles a little later than scheduled, but we are confident that our new platform LCVs are worth the wait.
“A public launch event is not an option right now with the health and safety of our customers, our dealerships, staff and industry colleagues our number one priority. But we are nothing if not innovative, so a virtual launch makes sense on this occasion. The show must go on.
“Things are changing rapidly for all businesses right now but we are fortunate in that we are ready to adapt. Maxus is a dynamic brand and we see this as an opportunity to show people just how cutting-edge our brand and vans are from the comfort of their own homes or workplaces.”
Maxus says that it is a brand for everyone – with proof coming in the shape of the eDeliver 3 and Deliver 9. The eDeliver 3 is a fully electric small van of zero emissions with a very good claimed range, clocking up to 198miles /320km (NEDC) / (150 miles / 240km combined WLTP) on a single charge (52.5kWh battery). Maxus has billed it as the little brother to its predecessor, the EV80, but it says that it is the first vehicle by Maxus that is only available as a fully electric model with no other powertrain options.
Available in a choice of four lengths, three heights, van and chassis variants and a choice of front or rear wheel drive, Maxus says that the all new Deliver 9 is on another level. Full details, spec and pricing will be revealed on the day of the virtual launch.