July 08, 2019
June 2019 was the sixth consecutive month of year on year growth for the UK new van market, Vansdirect reveals the ten best-selling vans from last month!
According to statistics revealed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new van sales increased by a staggering 13.5% in June 2019 in comparison with June 2018 representing 6 months of growth for the UK new van market in 2019!
Large vans led the way in June with an increase of 22.2%, whilst small vans also enjoyed an impressive month, with new van sales up 10.3% last month. Pick-up truck sales dipped by 0.7% last month, whilst medium van sales dipped by 3.6%.
SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes commented on another excellent month for the UK new van market:
”With many light commercial vehicles playing a crucial role in urban areas, getting more of the latest, cleanest and most fuel efficient models on to our roads is essential to help improve air quality – so it’s good news to see the UK van market performing so well. However, it’s important to remember that purchasing patterns are cyclical and for this trend to continue we need business confidence to improve and political uncertainty to end with a good Brexit deal.”
Here are the best-selling new vans of June 2019!
Ford vans have no fewer than three small vans for sale: Ford Fiesta van, Ford Transit Courier and Ford Transit Connect, with the largest of these being the tenth best-selling new van of last month. Since a facelift in 2018, the Ford Transit Connect has gone from strength to strength in an increasingly competitive small van market, with buyers understandably impressed with the car-like interior and driving dynamics twinned with the already excellent load carrying abilities.
Ford Transit Connect van leasing deals from £165pm
International Van of the Year 2019, WhatVan? Van of the Year 2019, the Peugeot Partner sets a new benchmark for what to expect from small vans alongside sister vans, the Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo. The primary difference between the three award winning small vans is the badge they wear, however the Peugeot Partner also boasts the innovative i-Cockpit dashboard layout and design. Despite this, the Peugeot Partner couldn’t earn the bragging rights over the Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo sister vans in June 2019!
Peugeot Partner van leasing deals from £145pm
One place ahead of the Peugeot Partner is its PSA sister van, the Vauxhall Combo. The small van which was previously based on the Fiat Doblo Cargo joined forces with the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans due to PSA acquiring Vauxhall vans and the results are incredibly impressive, adding a new dimension to the Vauxhall Combo van. Vauxhall vans certainly mean business, as alongside the new Vauxhall Combo van, we’re soon to see an all new Vauxhall Vivaro van and facelifted Vauxhall Movano van!
Vauxhall Combo van leasing deals from £165pm
Taking the bragging rights for the PSA small vans for sale is the Citroen Berlingo, however expect this to fluctuate between the three over months to come, as there really isn’t anything to separate the three excellent small vans. The Citroen Berlingo has always been renowned as a small workhorse and whilst this is still the case for the new model, it also comes with phenomenal levels of comfort and an abundance of the latest technology to make it so much more than just that!
Citroen Berlingo van leasing deals from £135pm
The Renault Trafic is one of the largest vans in the medium vans market and in a bid to keep the Renault Trafic as popular and competitive as ever before, Renault vans will be bringing a facelifted Renault Trafic to the market in coming months. You’ll still get the excellent load carrying abilities, with both short and long wheelbase models capable of carrying 3 Europallets and an 8×4 sheet as standard. You’ll also find more efficient engines, a higher quality interior and more technology than ever before.
Renault Trafic van leasing deals from £195pm
Demand for pick-ups may have dipped slightly in June 2019, however the Ford Ranger certainly bucked that trend taking its place as the fifth best-selling new van of last month. The Ford Ranger has always been an incredibly popular pick-up, with fantastic all-round capabilities and excellent performance both on and off-road and a class leading 3.5-tonne towing capacity. To strengthen this position, there’ll be a facelifted Ford Ranger pick-up on the market in the very near future boasting more powerful and better efficient engines, as well as improved levels of technology.
Ford Ranger van leasing deals from £235pm
The VW Transporter is a medium van which personifies quality, it may be amongst the most expensive medium vans for sale but buyers believe that you get what you pay for. The VW Transporter has been on the market in various guises for more than 50 years with more than 12 million VW Transporter vans sold in that time. The VW Transporter T6 has only been with us since 2015, however VW vans will soon be bringing a facelifted VW Transporter to the market, with a heavily updated interior and host of additional technology amongst the highlights to the new van. The VW Transporter electric van (e-Transporter) will also be joining the market in 2020.
VW Transporter van leasing deals from £245pm
The Mercedes Sprinter is a large van which has become renowned as a large workhorse built for the toughest of tasks and whilst this still applies to the latest Mercedes Sprinter van in the range, the model which joined the market in 2018 is so much more than just this. The new Mercedes Sprinter van adds another dimension to the large van market, with a model which is not only reliable and durable, but also comfortable, connected and easy to drive.
Mercedes Sprinter van leasing deals from £245pm
Labelled the ‘backbone of Britain’ the Ford Transit van has come a long way in the last forty something years and has always been a name synonymous with reliability, durability and quality. Whilst this may not have changed, the Ford Transit has evolved and produced offspring to suit every segment in the form of the Ford Transit Courier, Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit Custom vans. The full size Ford Transit van remains an incredibly popular van and the UK’s best-selling large van. To cement this position of strength, Ford vans are bringing a facelifted Ford Transit van to the market in the very near future which will feature mild hybrid technology for the first time, as well as coming with an all-new interior.
Ford Transit van leasing deals from £225pm
The Ford Transit Custom has been the UK’s best-selling new van for as long as we can remember, this has certainly shown no signs of slowing down, with the Ford Transit Custom selling over twice as many models as any other new van last month. In 2018, a facelift cemented the position at the top of the tree for the Ford Transit Custom, with a heavy focus on interior, making the cabin of the van feel and look like something from the Ford cars range!
Ford Transit Custom van leasing deals from £195pm
Looking for a new van? Look no further than Vansdirect! We have a huge range of brand new vans for sale including the UK’s 10 best-selling new vans from last month and cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase! Simply fill in a contact form or call us on 0800 169 69 95 to get the ball rolling on a brand new van today!