According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) the number of new vans sold here in the UK fell in May 2022 for the 5th month in a row. This news will no doubt cause concern within the industry that employs many people.

The number of new vans sold in May 2022 in the up to 3,5 tonnes category was 22,000 compared to 29,354 in May 2022. That is a drop of 25.1% – a large percentage by anyone’s standards.

The number of new vans registered on a year to date basis to May 2022 amounted to 117,941 compared to 157,150 for the year to date to May 2021. That is a drop of 25.0%.

The top 5 selling new vans in the UK in May 2022 were: –

1. Ford Transit Custom 3,244
2. Ford Transit 2,851
3. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1,256
4. Vauxhall Vivaro 1,211
5. Ford Ranger 1,115

It is interesting to see that Ford has 3 vans in the top 5 in May 2022. You may also be interested to note that this is also the case on a year to date basis to May 2022 with the Ford Transit Custom in first place with 20,434 sales, the Ford Transit in 2nd place with 14,251 sales and the Ford Ranger in 4th place with 6,373.

If you are considering purchasing a new van then perhaps the above statistics are something to bear in mind although obviously there are many factors that need to be taken into account when deciding which is the most suitable new van to purchase here in the UK. What is right for one business may not be the best choice for another business.

If you are considering buying a new van then you will wish to make sure that you have suitable van insurance in place. In this respect, why not get in touch with us today as we provide access to an extensive panel of insurance companies with a view to obtaining a competitive quotation.