Thursday, 5 April 2018

British new van market falls 5.6% in March

Source: SMMT


British new van market falls 5.6% in March


The SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) announces a decline in LCV registrations, down 5.6% compared to last years figures with just under 60,000 new LCVs hitting UK roads last month.

It wasn't all bad news with vans weighing less than 2.0 tonnes, pickups and 4x4s all seeing demand increase, up 1.8%, 6.8% and 73.9% respectively.

Year-to-date, 94,374 new LCVs have been registered representing a drop of 3.7% on the first quarter in 2017, with the bulk of the decline in the market for vans weighing >2.5-3.5 tonnes.

A full run-down of the top ten registrations in March 2018 can be found below:

Top ten best-selling vans - March 2018

1. Ford Transit Custom - 9,397 registrations
2. Ford Transit - 5,255 registrations
3. Volkswagen Transporter - 4,292 registrations
4. Peugeot Partner - 3,019 registrations
5. Ford Transit Connect - 2,855 registrations
6. Vauxhall Vivaro - 2,736 registrations
7. Ford Ranger - 2,622 registrations
8. Citroen Berlingo - 2,391 registrations
9. Nissan Navara - 2,331 registrations
10. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - 2,044 registrations