Having seen new van sales here in the UK increase in 2019, it is pleasing to read that the number of new vans registered in the two months to February 2020 show a slight increase. Information published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that the number of new vans sold on a year to date basis to last month went up by 2.8%.
The figures for all vans up to 3.5 tonnes sold for the above period was 37,660 whereas for the two months to February 2019 the figure was 36,620 – an increase of 1.040 new vans registered.
Breaking these figures down, the number of new vans sold in the two months to February 2020 in the up to 2.0 tonnes category was 3,387 whereas for the same period in 2019 the figure was 2,989 – an increase of 398 with this equating to an increase of 13.3%. In the category 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes, the number of new vans sold in the two month period to February 2020 was 7,064 whereas in the same period to 2019 the figure was 5,551 – a rise of 1,513 with this equating to a rise of 27.3%. In the category 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes, the number of new vans registered in the two months to February 2020 was 22,236 whereas for the same period to February 2019 the figure was 22,616 – a drop of 380 with this equating to a fall of 1.7%.
It should be borne in mind that February tends to be a quiet month for the sale of new vans. This is because a lot of buyers prefer to wait for the 1st March to come along so that he or she can buy a new van but with a new registration plate. The value of a new van bought at the beginning of March 2020 is probably going to be greater than a van bought towards the end of February 2020 purely because the March 2020 vehicle will have the latest registration plate.
The top 5 selling new vans in the UK on a year to date basis to February 2020 were:-
1. Ford Transit Custom 5,047
2. Ford Transit 3,019
3. Vauxhall Vivaro 2,515
4. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,288
5. Ford Transit Connect 2,121
If you are considering purchasing a new van here in the UK in the coming weeks then why not get in touch with us and we will be pleased to arrange a competitive van insurance quotation without any obligation to proceed.