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Unsure whats going on in the CV industry? Need some updates? Fear not. The Van Expert provides you with the Latest news from the global automotive industry.

Ford Transit Custom sales

March marks best first quarter for LCV market since 2021

New LCV sales were up 11% in March, as the SMMT announces that the light van sector has delivered its best first quarter for three years.

LCV market records modest growth in February

February marked fourteen straight months of consecutive LCV registrations growth, as demand for light vans rose by a modest 2%.

Best January in three years for LCV market

Just under 24,000 new LCVs arrived on Britain, in what the SMMT says was the highest volume of January registrations for three years.
Ford Transit Custom PHEV front

LCV industry rounds off 2023 with successful December

December marked the twelve straight month of registrations growth for the van market, as demand rose by 36% year-on-year last month.
Ford Transit Custom range

LCV sales grow past pre-pandemic levels in November

November marked the eleven straight month of registrations growth for the van market, with over 27,000 new LCVs joining the UK road network.
2023 Vauxhall Combo Electric

New Vauxhall Combo range revealed

The new Vauxhall Combo and Combo Electric have been revealed, which are set to become available to order in the UK by the end of the year.
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Demand for medium-sized vans doubled in October

October marked the tenth month of consecutive growth for the new van market, as demand for mid-sized vans rose by 106% last month.
Ford Transit Custom PHEV front

High-volume September marks nine straight months of LCV market growth

September signalled the ninth month of consecutive growth for the van market, as annual van registrations passed the 250,000 mark last month.
Mercedes-Benz eCitan

Mercedes-Benz eCitan pricing announced

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitan is now available to order in the UK, with the first vehicles expected to arrive in October.
Ford Transit Custom range

LCV market growth continues into August

August signalled the eighth month of consecutive registrations growth for the van market, as annual van registrations passed the 200,000 mark.
Ford Transit Custom Nugget

Ford unveils new Nugget camper van

Ford has announced that its Nugget camper van will return in 2024 - the new model being based on the latest iteration of the Transit Custom.
Vauxhall Vivaro

Electric van demand doubles in July

Electric van sales almost doubled in July, in a month of positive LCV sales growth that rivalled pre-pandemic registration figures.
LEVC TX wheelchair access

LEVC introduces wheelchair access for electric TX taxi

LEVC has announced that its electric TX taxis can now be fitted with a wheelchair ramp and restraint system.
Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster

Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster pickup now on sale

Ineos has announced that its rugged Grenadier off-roader is now available to order in a new double cab pickup configuration.
Ford Transit Custom PHEV front

LCV market up by almost a third in June

Up 31% in June, the LCV market has recorded six months of consecutive growth, and the best registrations performance since 2019.
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May marks fifth consecutive month of LCV market growth

New light van sales grew by 15% year-on-year in May, but the LCV market is still struggling to match pre-pandemic registration numbers.
2023 Volkswagen Amarok

New Volkswagen Amarok pricing announced

First unveiled in Summer last year, the new Volkswagen Amarok pickup will be available to order in June, with four trims to choose from.
LEVC SOA platform for future electric vehicles

LEVC plans to go beyond taxis

LEVC has unveiled a new vehicle architecture that suggests the British manufacturer is targeting a bigger slice of the vehicle market.

New LCV registrations rise in April

April marks the fourth month of consecutive growth for the LCV industry, but the anticipated growth of electric van uptake has been underwhelming.
2023 Ford Transit Courier

Ford unveils new Transit Courier range

Ford has announced a new second-generation Transit Courier range, which includes an all-electric E-Transit Courier model.
Ford Transit Custom range

Light van market continues strong start to 2023

The LCV market has recorded its third consecutive month of growth after a positive March – as light van sales grew by 17%.
Renault Trafic Red Edition Caged

Renault Trucks unveils three new Trafic variants

Renault Trucks has announced that new dropside, chiller and camper van specifications are set to join the mid-sized Trafic LCV line-up.

Electric Nissan Townstar now on sale

Replacing the Nissan e-NV200, all-electric versions of the Townstar van are now on sale here in the UK, delivering 183 miles of battery range.
LEVC TX

Electric London cabs now outnumber diesel models

London black cab manufacturer LEVC reports that its electrified TX taxis now outnumber older diesel TX4 models on the streets of the capital.

LCV market growth continues into February

The LCV market has recorded its second consecutive month of growth - light van sales grew by 9% in February year-on-year.