Registrations of new LCVs pick up in June

First growth since January


Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that van registrations rose by just under 2% in June, the first increase since January. A total of 37,349 new LCVs hit UK roads last month.

The market’s growth was driven by booming pick-up sales, which were up 14% to 4,820 units. By contrast, sales of commercial 4x4s plummeted 76% – although that is the smallest market segment so its impact on the overall market was not significant.

Table of new van registrations in June 2017
Booming pick up sales drove the LCV market’s growth in June

Demand for smaller vans (weighing less than 2.0 tonnes) rose 2%, while for mid-size vans (2.0-3.5 tonnes) it rose 30%. The large van segment (2.5-3.5 tonnes) saw a 5% drop in demand.

Overall, year-to-date registrations are down nearly 4%, with a total of 184,926 new vans registered in 2017.

Best-selling LCVs June 2017
The Ford Transit Custom remains the UK’s most popular LCV
Katharine Morgan
Katharine Morgan
Katharine graduated from university with a degree in Classics. She is a former contributor to both The Car Expert and The Van Expert.

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