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Old 20th September 2019, 11:55   #1
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Driving through Pudsey behind a white van not taking any real interest in it as such. It was obviously an LDV, common in the past but not so many about now. Then I noticed the reg. it was on 68 plate. Thought that's late they had been closed a while by then hadn't they? Then I noticed the badge on the back, SAIC. When did they start importing these? Cannot recall seeing one before.
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Driving through Pudsey behind a white van not taking any real interest in it as such. It was obviously an LDV, common in the past but not so many about now. Then I noticed the reg. it was on 68 plate. Thought that's late they had been closed a while by then hadn't they? Then I noticed the badge on the back, SAIC. When did they start importing these? Cannot recall seeing one before.
Vans synonymous with Birmingham is making a comeback in the city – only it is being built nearly 6,000 miles away.

LDV vans, built at Washwood Heath until the firm’s collapse seven years ago, will go on sale in the UK again – only this time they are made in China.

The assets of LDV were bought by Chinese businesswoman Qu Li in October 2009 although original plans to relaunch the firm at a site in Birmingham making eco vans failed to progress.

But the LDV Maxus-style van has since been revived by Chinese giant SAIC, which also own MG UK at Longbridge – and it is now planning to take on the UK market.
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They started bringing in these vans in 2016. My friend bought a new one which I am going to convert into a camper for him. I bought an old (58reg) Maxus which I am doing as a trial for the best layout. Geoff.
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