Normally all Chassis LCVs are produced without a superstructure by the manufacturer. The superstructure can be build and mounted by bodyworkers at a later moment in time. The advantage of this approach is that the mount can be tuned to the specific wishes clients may have. The construction design of the chassis allows assembly of the superstructure at later point in time. Well known manufacturers are Mercedes, Iveco, Renault, Volkswagen, MAN, Ford and Citroën. BAS World always has a large number of chassis LCVs in stock from various manufacturers.
Almost all brands deliver their commercial vehicles in a ‘bare’ chassis version. Despite the missing superstructure the cabin is completely finished. These cabins often include various options like air conditioning, navigation, double cabin and towbar.
A chassis LCV can be provided with various kinds of superstructures. An example of this is the transportation of glass plates. It is not very cost-effective for manufacturers to provide vehicles with the required structure. Other external companies have become specialists in this field of expertise and therefore take care of the conversion. A chassis LCV can also be equipped with a crane.
Almost all vehicles are brand new because chassis LCVs are provided with a (permanent) structure. Nevertheless, prices differ greatly because of the included options and motorization. The price of a new chassis LCV varies between €17.000 and €32.000