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Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up for October 2018

Author: Sam Allibone

 

Registrations of van and pick-up commercial vehicles have increased in October 2018, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Ford Transit Customs

In October of 2017, SMMT recorded nearly 25,000 light commercial vehicles (LCV) registered and put on the roads. Jump ahead a year to 2018 and there was a 14.1% increase, giving an overall figure of 28,494. Commercial 4x4s have seen a dramatic 585% increase in registrations in October 2018 vs October 2017, whereas registrations of vans of less than 2 tons dropped by a quarter.

Pick-up registrations, on vehicles such as the Ford Ranger, increased 3.2% in the same period, and vans of 2.5 – 3.5 tons also saw a positive increase of 27.6%. Best sellers for the October period were the Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit in the top three spots, followed by the Vauxhall Vivaro and Volkswagen Transporter.

2018 year-to-date figures show Ford remains a strong contender in the commercial market, nabbing 4 of the 10 top spots and a 55% share of the market. The mid-size Volkswagen Transporter sits in third place, whilst smaller vans like the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo make up places eight and nine.

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