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This week, the Van’s Headlights analyses the LCV market in detail, investigating vehicles in demand and the volumes sold in May.
With the coronavirus lockdown continuing to affect the new light commercial vehicle market, registrations fell heavily again in May.
Practicality and economy, paired with good handling and enviable payload
With the whole of the UK in coronavirus lockdown during April, it was no surprise to see new registrations decline dramatically.
In the key plate-change month of March, the UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell 54.3%.
Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor, Andy Picton, looks at the likely impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the LCV market
Enjoying a positive start to the year, January’s new LCV market was up 5.9% on the same point in January 2019.
December’s new LCV market returned to growth following three months of decline growing 7.8% with only the pickup sector failing to grow.
For those who want a practical and versatile small van with a well-established pedigree
The 26,238 Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) registered in November represented the third consecutive monthly decline, down 9.6% versus November 2018.
For those wanting a reliable off-roader with a great level of specification
Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations fell for the second month running, with total registrations falling 11.0% versus October 2018.
For those wanting a reliable large high roof van with brand status
For those wanting reliability and economy
September registration totals marked the first decline of 2019 for new Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), with total registrations falling 23.5% versus September 2018.
August returned the eighth consecutive month of growth for new Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) as registrations rose 41% versus August 2018.
Celebrating the ‘longevity and dependability’ of the Volkswagen Caddy
The third generation Ford Transit, 'the backbone of Britain' is Glass's Used Van Hero for August
July returned the seventh consecutive month of growth for new Light Commercial Vehicles as registrations rose by 10.95% versus July 2018
June returned the sixth consecutive month of growth for new Light Commercial Vehicles as registrations rose by 13.5% versus June 2018
The Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive, for those wanting reliability and economy, is named Glass’s Used Van Hero for June.
Demand for new LCVs increased by 5.4% in May versus May 2018.
Demand for new LCVs increased by 4.7% in April
Congratulations to the Land Rover Defender 90 XS Hard Top (2007 to 2016)
Glass’s Used Van Hero for May
In the busiest sales month for LCVs, demand for the new 19 plate generated 66,123 registrations, a 10.6% increase versus 2018.
Congratulations to the Ford Ranger Wildtrak Auto Pick Up (2016 to present) Glass’s Used Van Hero for April
Congratulations to the Ford Fiesta Sport van 2012 - 2017, Glass’s Used Van Hero for March
Last month, van sales steadied with 14,384 units registered.
The Citroen Berlingo 625 Enterprise 75bhp is Glass’s Used Commercial Vehicle Hero for February 2019
The Peugeot Boxer Professional (2016 – Present) is Glass’s Used Commercial Vehicle Hero for January 2019
Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor shares his views
Auction volumes remain steady with dealers paying a premium for the best stock...
Congratulation to the Toyota Proace Glass’s Used Van Hero for October
Congratulation to the Ford Connect Glass’s Used Van Hero for August
Sales of new light commercial vehicles increased for the first time since May as 16,394 new vans and pickups hit UK roads for the first time during August.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles declined -5.9% in July as 23,309 new vans and pickups were registered for the first time.
Congratulation to the Volkswagen Amarok Glass’s Used Van Hero for August
In an attempt to improve air quality in the Capital, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London from 8 April 2019.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles fell -5.8% in May as 35,182 new light commercial vehicles were registered.
Congratulation to the Vauxhall Combo, Glass’s Used Van Hero for July
Sales of new light commercial vehicles rose by 2.4% in May as 27,639 new light commercial vehicles hit British roads.
Congratulation to the Peugeot Partner, Glass’s Used Van Hero for June
Andy Picton reviews the Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles grew in April as the market continued its topsy-turvy start to 2018.
Congratulation to the Nissan Navara, Glass’s Used Van Hero for May
Over the years, the new plate launch in March proves to be a fantastic month with registration really taking off.
Attendances at auction across the UK have remained buoyant over the last month, with buyers continuing to search for the best stock on offer.
The Ford Ranger has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for November.
The Mercedes Benz Vito has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for October.
The Vauxhall Corsavan has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for September.
For those wanting economy and practicality.
The Custom is a ‘much welcome’ addition to the Transit range
Positive spin from manufacturers is at loggerheads with reluctance of operators to be convinced by electric light commercial vehicles.
November logged record-breaking new light commercial vehicle registrations – the most for 20 years.
Panel van has been commercial vehicle favourite for more than 35 years