A Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) is basically a van that weighs no more than 3.5 Tonnes.

So if you ever hear anyone make mention of an LCV, you know what they're really saying is van, specifically medium-sized vans like the famous Ford Transit or the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Why say Light Commercial Vehicle?

LCV is more of an industry phrase than a term used by the general public but it is useful.

As mentioned, an LCV weighs 3.5 Tonnes or less and they sit below Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV) -- trucks and lorries that weigh more than 3.5 Tonnes.

In some parts of the world and in some industries, LCVs are sometimes referred to as Commercial Vans too.

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