UK new van market reaches new heights with file Might
The UK gentle industrial car (LCV) market noticed one other file setting month, with 29,354 vans registered in Might, in response to the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT).
It was the very best Might efficiency on file with gross sales up 4.7% on 2019 pre-pandemic ranges because the growing sector confidence continued past lockdowns, the SMMT mentioned.
Registrations grew throughout all segments with the full variety of models quadrupling versus 2020 lockdown-impacted quantity.
Demand for bigger 2.5-3.5 tonne vans drove the rise, comprising two thirds of all registrations, 19,687 vans.
With 157,150 vans registered to this point in 2021, 12 months to this point gross sales have been the best on file, nearly double this level in pandemic lockdown hit 2020 (+99.3% 12 months on 12 months), and up 4% on the pre-pandemic five-year common.
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief govt, mentioned: “Might’s figures are welcome information, suggesting Britain’s further reliance on industrial automobiles is a long-term shift slightly than a lockdown stopgap.
“Because the nationwide vaccination rollout continues at tempo, sustaining enterprise confidence is important for the LCV market.”