Motor Trade Insurance

New Van Registrations Increase In 2019

January 21, 2020 by Logan Biggs

We are pleased to inform motor traders that there was an increase in the number of new vans registered in 2019 in the UK in comparison to 2018. That will also come as good news to others in the motor trade industry.

According to data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there was a rise of 2.4% in the number of new vans sold in the UK in 2019 with some 365,778 being sold whereas in 2018 the figure was 357,325. That is different to the situation for new car sales as mentioned in the last post when the number of such vehicles sold last year fell when compared to the previous year.

Looking at the number of new vans sold in a little more detail in 2019, the number of new pickups sold fell from 53,613 in 2018 to 53,055 in 2019 – a reduction of 1.00%. The number of 4x4s sold dropped from 1,795 in 2018 to 1,620 in 2019 – a fall of 9.7%. The number of new vans sold in the up to 2 tonnes category rose from 25,070 in 2018 to 26,162 in 2019 – a rise of 4.4%. The number of new vans sold in the category 2.0 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes rose from 50,956 in 2018 to 56,282 in 2019 – a rise of 10.5%. The number of new vans registered in the category 2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes increased from 225,891 in 2018 to 228,659 in 2019 – a rise of 1.2%.

The top 5 selling new vans in 2019 were: –

  1. Ford Transit Custom                           52,512
  2. Ford Transit                                        26,237
  3. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter                    25,862
  4. Volkswagen Transporter                     19,608
  5. Vauxhall Vivaro                                   18,029

Motor traders will be hoping that 2020 gets off to a good start in respect of the number of new vans registered here in the UK and that there continues to be a good performance. It is also to be hoped that the used van sales market does well this year.

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