06 July 2016 UK
UK Van Market Record Growth 2016
Registrations rise 2.7% to 36,700

(Picture: Ford tops commercial vehicle charts)
The new UK van market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in June, with registrations rising by 2.7% to 36,700 units, according to figures released today by SMMT.

June’s strong performance rounded off a record first six months for the sector, with overall demand in the year up 3.0% to 191,996 units.

Heavier vans (>2.5-3.5T) and pick-ups drove June’s growth, with registrations up 11.3% and 17.3% respectively, while smaller vans weighing less than 2.0-tonnes were less popular, with demand falling by a fifth (-19.7%).

The picture was the same for the year-to-date, with registrations of bigger vans – up 12.7% – dominating the light commercial vehicle market with a 62.7% share.

Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT, said, “It’s been an encouraging first half for the new LCV sector and, while growth may be slower than the record levels seen last year, the market remains strong with all the signs pointing towards a healthy performance in 2016. Maintaining economic certainty for van operators will be key to the sector’s ongoing success.”


Commercial Vehicles below 3.5t

FORD 10,868
VOLKSWAGEN 3,827
VAUXHALL 4,123
PEUGEOT 3,325
CITROEN 2,522
MERCEDES 3,330
RENAULT 3,388
NISSAN 1,525
FIAT 1,135
MITSUBISHI 854
TOYOTA 493
LAND ROVER 165
ISUZU 522
IVECO 367
RENAULT TRUCKS 100
ISUZU TRUCKS 43
SSANGYONG 23
GREAT WALL 13
MITSUBISHI FUSO 17
OTHER IMPORTS 13
HYUNDAI 14
LDV 27
DACIA 6


Commercial Vehicles 3.5t to 6.0t

FORD 299
FIAT 163
MERCEDES 151
PEUGEOT 46
IVECO 37
VOLKSWAGEN 38
VAUXHALL 13
RENAULT 2
CITROEN 2
ISUZU TRUCKS 1