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Sale Of New Vans Drop In September

October 5, 2019 by Logan Biggs

There is more disappointing news for the motor trade industry, in particular for motor traders who sell new vans. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there has been a big drop in the number of new vans sold here in the UK for the month of September 2019.

Last month there were 41,216 new vans sold in the UK compared to 53,848 in September 2018. That is a very big reduction of 23.5% and must be concerning for those motor traders who make a living from selling such vehicles.

The sale of new pickups in September 2019 fell by 18.8% from 9,625 to 7,814, new 4 x 4 sales dropped considerably from 316 to 163 – 48.4%, new vans sales up to 2 tonnes rose by 12.3% from 2,605 to 2,926, new van sales from 2 to 2.5 tonnes rose by 16.8% from 6,829 to 7,975, new van sales from 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes dropped by 35.2% from 34,473 to 22,338.

However, on a year to date basis to September 2019, the number of new van sales here in the UK increased by 4.5% from 274,247 to 286,616.

The sale of new pickups on a year to dare basis to September 2019 fell by 1.7% from 42,311 to 41,572, new 4 x 4 sales dropped by 17,4% from 1,396 to 1,153, new van sales up to 2 tonnes rose by 7% from 20,021 to 21,421, new van sales between 2 to 2.5 tonnes rose by 9.8% from 40,318 to 44,255, new van sales from 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes increased by 4.7% from 170,201 to 178,215.

The top 5 selling new vans in the UK in September were: –

  1. Ford Transit Custom                                       5,653
  2. Vauxhall Vivaro                                               2,827
  3. Ford Ranger                                                    2,377
  4. Peugeot Partner                                               2,350
  5. Ford Transit Connect                                      2,304

The top 5 selling new vans in the UK on a year to date basis to September 2019 were:

  1. Ford Transit Custom                                       43,416
  2. Ford Transit                                                    21,544
  3. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter                                  19,638
  4. Volkswagen Transporter                                 15,243
  5. Ford Ranger                                                    12,655

Motor traders will be hoping that there is an improvement seen in the number of new vans being sold here in the UK going forward. Such sales no doubt impact upon the number of used vans being sold in part exchange and affect other areas of the motor trade industry such as the servicing of vehicles and replacement parts. We will continue to provide updates for our readers.


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