Monday, 5 March 2018

UK new van market achieves positive growth in February 2018

Source: SMMT

UK new van market achieves positive growth in February 2018


The Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) recently reported an increase in new light commercial vehicle sales up 6.4% to 14,135 units in February 2018 the best February performance in a decade.

This growth was driven by the medium vans sector weighing between 2.0-2.5 tonnes and pick-ups seeing double-digit growth, rising to 19.9% and 14.2% respectively. Large vans weighing 2.5-3.5 tonnes increased by 2.5% with car derived vans weighing less than 2.0 tonnes the only segment to see a decline down nearly 2.4%.

The top 10 best sellers in February 2018 were:

1) Ford Transit Custom - 2,064
2) Ford Transit - 1,831
3) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - 970
4) Volkswagen Transporter - 936
5) Peugeot Partner - 856
6) Ford Transit Connect - 803
7) Citroen Berlingo - 604
8) Ford Ranger - 508
9) Vauxhall Vivaro - 490
10) Peugeot Boxer - 403

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