October 14, 2019
September 2019 welcomed 69-plate vans to the UK new van market, Vansdirect takes a look at the ten best-selling new vans from last month!
September 2019 represented a disappointing month for the UK new van market in comparison with September 2018 and represents the first month this year where year on year registrations have fallen in comparison with the corresponding month in 2018, statistics released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal.
Despite the significant drop of new van sales last month, it wasn’t all bad news, as small vans enjoyed an increase of 12.3% in new van sales and medium vans enjoyed an increase of 16.8% in new van sales during this period.
”These figures are unusual as LCV registrations have been growing this year, however the impact of regulatory changes, coupled with ongoing political and economic uncertainty, has distorted the market in September. Registrations for the year to date are still healthy, however, but for this to be maintained we need business confidence restored and strong economic growth so that businesses invest in their fleets.”
Here are the 10 best-selling new vans of September 2019
Usually amongst the very top of the top of the tree in terms of new vans for sale, the VW Transporter only just made the top ten in September 2019, with a total of 1,744 of the iconic VW vans sold last month. Expect a resurgence from the VW Transporter van in coming months, with the new VW Transporter T6.1 set to join the market in the near future!
VW Transporter vans for sale from £245pm
Another new van you’d expect to see much further up the table in terms of new vans for sale is the iconic Ford Transit van! This may be due to buyers waiting for the facelifted Ford Transit 2019 model, with a strong resurgence also expected from the iconic Ford van in months to come, particularly with the facelifted Transit van set to deliver an all-new interior and increased payload amongst a plethora of enhancements. There were a total of 1,939 new Ford Transit vans sold in September 2019.
Ford Transit vans for sale from £209pm
Occupying the eighth spot it also enjoyed in August 2019, is one third of the International Van of the Year 2019 winning trio, the Citroen Berlingo. In August the Citroen Berlingo was the only new van of the three to make the top ten, however it was a different story for September with both the Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo leapfrogging the Citroen van in the table, perhaps a sign of how little there is to separate these excellent small vans! There were a total of 2,064 new Citroen Berlingo vans sold in September 2019.
Citroen Berlingo vans for sale from £159pm
Ahead of its sister van by a mere 29 new van sales is the Vauxhall Combo, which returns to the top ten table in September. Largely the same van as both the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, the Vauxhall van is benefitting significantly from its partnership with the PSA small vans which helped with a total of 2,093 new Vauxhall Combo vans sold in September 2019.
The best-selling new van of August 2019, the Mercedes Sprinter van had to settle for being the sixth best-selling new van in the UK market last month. The drop in sales for the Mercedes Sprinter van last month coincides with the drop in large van sales last month, with the Mercedes van remaining the best-selling large van from last month. There were a total of 2,095 new Mercedes Sprinter vans sold in September 2019.
Mercedes Sprinter vans for sale from £235pm
Moving up two spots from seventh best-selling new van in August 2019 is the Ford Transit Connect which is one of two small Ford vans to wear the iconic Transit van name. Despite being a small van, the Ford Transit Connect enjoys a host of traits synonymous with the Ford Transit, including practicality, reliability and excellent load carrying abilities, albeit on a smaller scale than the full-size Ford Transit van! There were a total of 2,304 new Ford Transit Connect vans sold in September 2019.
Ford Transit Connect vans for sale from £159pm
September 2019 saw a return to the top ten for the Peugeot Partner van, which not only took the bragging rights over International Van of the Year sister vans the Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo, it also gained the bragging rights as the best-selling small van overall. The i-Cockpit dashboard design of the Peugeot van has proved incredibly popular and is the main point of differentiation between the Peugeot Partner, Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo vans. There were a total of 2,350 new Peugeot Partner vans sold in September 2019.
Peugeot Partner vans for sale from £129pm
Pickup sales may have dropped last month, however one of the new pickups for sale bucked the trend, the Ford Ranger! Occupying an incredibly impressive third place in the table last month, the Ford Ranger has recently received a facelift which has equipped it with new more powerful and more economical engines alongside an almost exhaustive list of new technology to set a new benchmark for pickups for sale. There were a total of 2,377 new Ford Ranger pickups sold in September 2019.
Ford Ranger pickups for sale from £235pm
Not in the top ten for August 2019, the new Vauxhall Vivaro van returned with a bang in September 2019 taking a highly impressive second place in the new van sales table. This can be attributed largely to the introduction of the all new Vauxhall Vivaro which is built on the same platform as PSA stablemates the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert. The British built medium van is promised to take the UK new van market by storm in coming months! There were a total of 2,350 new Vauxhall Vivaro vans sold in September 2019.
Vauxhall Vivaro vans for sale from £180pm
Back where it belongs after a month in second spot in August 2019, there were almost twice as many new Ford Transit Custom vans sold as any other new van last month. The Ford Transit Custom is renowned as a fantastic all-rounder offering a car-like drive as well as excellent load carrying abilities and a five star Euro NCAP safety rating. There were a total of 5,653 new Ford Transit Custom vans sold in September 2019.
Ford Transit Custom vans for sale from £189pm
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