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Monday, 17 June 2013
Road - Dancing with Lutons
ESP and non-ESP in action
Odd title for a blog but tomorrow Mercedes-Benz is hosting their annual 10 day LCV event for dealers and fleet buyers in Warwickshire, and one day each year is set aside for the UK's commercial vehicle press. On hand will be the full range of M-B vans and conversions, and since the venue is Prodrive's test track there will be a number of events on which to try out the vehicles. From the skid pan to the handling circuit, from the off-road course to the demonstration area, a full day of activities will be planned. And if past years are any indication, there will be a competitive element! Three years back there was a slalom demonstrating the use of ESP and non-ESP equipped Luton vans, two years ago, it was a timed autotest in an automatic Vito van and last year it was a fuel economy run. Tomorrow? Who knows? We'll just have to wait and see.