June 2019 was another good month for the sale of new vans here in the UK with the number of new vans up to 3.5 tonnes registered increasing by 13.5% when comparing the figures for the same month in 2018. This news will please many people including those involved in the sale of such vehicles.
In June 2019, the number of new vans sold here in the UK up to 3.5 tonnes amounted to 39,929 whereas in the same month in 2018 the number of new vans sold up to 3.5 tonnes totalled 35,182. That is a rise of 4,747 – a significant figure.
There was a modest drop in the number of new pickups sold in June 2019 with 4,984 of such vehicles being sold compared to 5,019 in June last year – a fall of 0.7%.
There was quite a fall in the number of 4x4s sold in June 2019 when 176 were sold whereas in the same month last year the figure was 225 – a fall of 21.8%.
The number of vans sold in the less than 2 tonnes category in June 2019 was 3,116 whereas in June 2018 the figure was 2,825 – a rise of 10.3%.
The volume of new vans sold in the category 2.0 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes in June 2019 totalled 5,530 with this being a fall of 3.6% from 5.739 in June 2018.
The number of new vans sold in the category 2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes in June 2019 amounted to 26,123 whereas in June 2018 it was 21,374 – a large increase of 22.2%.
On a year to date basis to June 2019, the number of new vans sold amounted to 196,418 whereas for the same period to June 2018 the figure was 180,696 – a rise of 8.7%. It was vans in the 2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes category that witnessed the biggest percentage increase going up by 11.4%.
The top 10 selling vans in the UK in June 2019 were: –
- Ford Transit Custom 7,005
- Ford Transit 3,407
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,799
- Volkswagen Transporter 2,242
- Ford Ranger 1,883
- Renault Trafic 1,746
- Citroen Berlingo 1,595
- Vauxhall Combo 1,517
- Peugeot Partner 1,300
- Ford Transit Connect 1,058
Of course, the sale of new vans also impacts upon the number of used vans being sold here in the UK as many people buying new ones will be putting their existing van in part exchange or may have sold it privately.