Demand for New Vans and Pick-Ups Grow 9.6% in November

In November, the new light commercial vehicle market grew 9.6%. According to the SMMT, more than 29,000 vans and pick-ups joined UK roads. There were 2,549 more vans and pick-ups registered in the month compared to November 2017.

  • Demand for pick-ups and 2.5 – 3.5t vans increased 15.8% (12.9% respectively).
  • Small and medium vans both fell 4.1%.

Year to date, demand for light commercial vehicles is down 0.7% compared to the same period last year.

SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, said, “The rise in demand for new high-tech, low emission vehicles in November is certainly good news. However, overall, the LCV market has been affected by weaker business confidence caused by economic uncertainty, reflected in fluctuating demand throughout the year. Operators need stability to invest and renew their fleets, which now depends on government providing the right conditions.”

Year to date best selling low commercial vehicles (3.5 tonnes):

  1. Ford Transit Custom
  2. Ford Transit
  3. Volkswagen Transporter
  4. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  5. Vauxhall Vivaro
  6. Ford Transit Connect
  7. Ford Ranger
  8. Peugeot Partner
  9. Citroën Berlingo
  10. Peugeot Boxer