The Bedford Midi was a medium-sized van produced from 1985 to 1987 by Bedford Vehicles Ltd. It was then produced until 1996 by IBC Vehicles Ltd.
It was designed in a manner comparable to Japanese cars and had underfloor engines from Isuzu. The available four-cylinder petrol engines were the 1.8 litres or the 2.0 litres units, the diesel engines available were the 2.0 litres or the 2.2 litre units. A turbo diesel engine with a displacement of 2.4 litres was also available. They were built in the Luton factory and were basically Isuzu WFRs with some minor changed and badges as Vauxhalls.
The Midi was the substitute for the old CF. This model also marks the end of Bedford's own designs because it was cheaper for GM to use designs of sister companies. During 1985, there were discussions with Freight Rover to produce the 300 under licensed production. The deal broke in 1986.
After a crash test of the Japanese Isuzu WFR with bad results, there were also discussions about the safety of the Midi.
It was available with short or long wheelbase, with a standard roof or a high roof. The van version was called the Albany.
The Midi was revised in 1989. It got a new dashboard, new seats, new door panels and a revised front end. The engine range was unchanged.