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New Van Sales Increase In 2021

January 6, 2022 by mti

Motor traders involved in the sale of new vans in the UK will be interested to read that the number of new vans registered in 2021 increased by 21.4% when compared with 2020.

According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), in the twelve month period last year there were 355,380 new vans sold whereas for the same period in 2020 there were 292,657 new vans registered. It is also interesting that the number of new vans sold in 2021 in the UK was 2.8% lower than in 2019.  There will be some people who will feel that these figures are reasonable considering the length of time the pandemic has been running for. Let us hope that 2022 is a good year for the sale of new vans.

Unfortunately, engine production fell in the UK for the 6th month in a row in November 2021. There were 132,555 new engines built in November last year compared to 189,883 new engines built in November 2020 โ€“ a drop of 30.2%. On a year to date basis to November 2021, there were 1,539,786 new engines manufactured compared to 1,701,643 for the same period to November 2020 โ€“ a drop of 9.5%. Let us hope that we see a turnaround in 2022.

New car sales in 2021 in the UK amounted to 1,647,181 compared to 1,631, 064 in 2020 โ€“ a rise of 1.00%. However that is 28.7% lower than in 2019.

The top selling new cars in 2021 in the UK were: –

  1. Vauxhall Corsa                                    40.914
  2. Tesla Model 3                                     34,783
  3. MINI                                                   31,792

The top selling battery electric vehicle in 2021 was the Tesla Model 3 with 34,783.

Let us hope that there is an improvement in 2022 with regard to the sale of motor vehicles etc here in the UK. There are so many people working within the motor trade industry who are dependent upon it to provide a living.


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