LCV Market Bucks Annual Trend with Strong Sales in August

August is traditionally one of the quietest months for van registrations here in the UK, however strong figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) have revealed a healthy increase of 1.5% (15,619).

Lighter vans did particularly well last month with 3,049 registered within the period; mid-range models (between 2.0 and 2.5 tonnes) saw plus 39.9%, but 4x4 saw a dramatic decline of -92.4%. Ford continues to lead the way selling 31,868 Transit Customs and 16,736 Transits.

Mercedes-Benz saw 13,045 Sprinter’s registered.

Overall, demand for vans is higher than originally expected and this is predicted to stay relatively stable throughout the rest of the year.

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