December 12, 2019
November 2019 saw an impressive 26,238 new van sales, Vansdirect take a look at the 10 most popular new vans for sale from last month, including the likes of the new Ford Transit Custom and new Vauxhall Vivaro vans!
Statistics released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have revealed a decline in UK new van sales in November 2019 in comparison with November 2018 and was the third month of consecutive year on year declines for the new van market.
Despite last month’s decline, UK new van sales are still up by 1.9% this year to date. Last month was an impressive month for pickups which saw an impressive 17.2% increase in registrations in comparison with November 2018 whilst small vans, medium vans and large vans all declined last month in comparison with last year by 24%, 19.4% and 11.4% respectively.
SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes spoke of the potential reasons behind the declines in November, commenting:
”A third consecutive month of decline for new van registrations is concerning, particularly after growth for much of the year. Ongoing political uncertainty doesn’t help inspire business confidence but this is essential if we are to embolden further investment in new vehicles which will go a long way to improving air quality in our towns and cities.”
A new entry to the top ten last month, in conjunction with an impressive month for pickup truck sales was the iconic Nissan Navara pickup. Nissan vans have recently facelifted the Navara following revisions to a number of leading pickups for sale including the new Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi L200. The Navara gets a revised chassis setup, a new manual transmission and a host of new technology amongst the highlights. There were a total of 914 new Nissan Navara pickups sold last month.
Check out our review of the new Nissan Navara pickup here
One of four new Ford vans for sale in the top ten last month, the new Ford Transit Connect is everything you’d expect from a Ford Transit van but in a small van package. The Connect offers excellent levels of reliability practicality and load carrying abilities up there with the best in the small vans market. There were a total of 1077 new Ford Transit Connect van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new Ford Transit Connect van here
Another new entry to the top ten last month and one of two representatives from VW vans, the new VW Crafter van has won multiple awards since its launch in 2017, including International Van of the Year 2017 and WhatVan? LCV of the Year 2018 and is an incredibly popular large van renowned for its excellent build quality, plethora of technology and some of the highest load volumes on the market. There were a total of 1126 new VW Crafter van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new VW Crafter van here
The mainstay of the VW vans range, the VW Transporter is an iconic medium van which has been on the market for more than sixty years, with its popularity showing no signs of waning. Order books are now open for the latest model, the new VW Transporter T6.1 which is a heavily facelifted version of the massively popular VW Transporter T6 with new engines, an updated appearance and an abundance of new technology. There were a total of 1131 new VW Transporter van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new VW Transporter van here
International Van of the Year 2019, the new Vauxhall Combo takes the bragging rights for November over the almost identical new Citroen Berlingo and new Peugeot Partner vans, both of which exited the top ten new vans for sale last month. Citroen vans and Peugeot vans will be expecting a resurgence from their small vans in December. There were a total of 1292 new Vauxhall Combo van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new Vauxhall Combo van here
Taking the same spot in the table as it did in October, the Ford Transit is a large van which is synonymous with quality. The facelifted Transit van offers more of the same, as well as a modified appearance, all-new interior, enhanced payload and mild hybrid technology for the first time. These enhancements work alongside incredibly impressive load volumes to offer an excellent all-round large van. There were a total of 1292 new Ford Transit van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new Ford Transit van here
Leading the way in terms of UK pickups for sale is another Ford van in the form of the new Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger also received a facelift in 2019, with the main change being the introduction of a new 2.0-litre Ecoblue diesel engine taken from the new Ford Transit Custom and is more economical and more powerful than the model it has replaced in the range. There’s also a new transmission, visual enhancements and an abundance of the latest Ford vans safety technology to boot. There were a total of 1946 new Ford Ranger pickup sales last month.
Check out our review of the new Ford Ranger pickup here
The new Mercedes Sprinter again takes the large vans for sale bragging rights, taking the same spot in the top ten table which it claimed in October. The Sprinter van has been lauded for its fantastic levels of connectivity as well as its staggering load volumes, as well as its very refined and comfortable driving experience. There were a total of 2321 new Mercedes Sprinter van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new Mercedes Sprinter van here
The new Vauxhall Vivaro van has been incredibly popular in its short time in the market and even knocked the new Ford Transit Custom off the top spot in November 2019. The all new Vivaro van is built alongside the award winning new Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans and sets the bar for efficiency and payload in the medium vans market. The new Vauxhall Vivaro van is also more comfortable and economical than its predecessor! There were a total of 2452 new Vauxhall Vivaro van sales last month.
Check out our review of the new Vauxhall Vivaro van here
Back on the top spot in November 2019, the new Ford Transit Custom van is a fantastic all-rounder which has sold nearly twice as many units as any other new van this year to date, appealing to a whole host of different tradespeople for its excellent carrying capabilities, economy and car-like driving experience.
Check out our review of the new Ford Transit Custom van here
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