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Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up for October 2018

Pick-up and van registrations have increased 14.1% in October 2018, according to SMMT.

Ford Transit Customs

In October of 2017, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) recorded 24,968 light commercial vehicles (LCV) registered in the UK. Advance to October 2018 and there was a 14.1% spike, producing a figure of 28,494 total vehicles. Commercial 4x4s have done particularly well, boasting a staggering 585% increase in registrations in October 2018 vs October 2017, whereas registrations of vans of less than 2 tons dropped by 25%

Pick-up vehicles, such as the Ford Ranger, had a 3.2% increase in registrations in the same period, and vans of 2.5 – 3.5 tons also saw an improvement of 27.6%. October best sellers were the Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit in the top three spots, followed by the Vauxhall Vivaro and Volkswagen Transporter in fourth and fifth. respectively

2018 year-to-date figures show Ford remains a popular staple in the commercial market, with 4 models occupying the top 10 spots and a 55% share of the market. In third place sits the mid-size Volkswagen Transporter, whilst smaller offerings like the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo make up places eight and nine.


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