March 07, 2019

The ten best-selling new vans of February 2019

New Ford Transit Custom

March is here, meaning brand new 19-plate vans are upon us. In what was a fruitful February for the UK new van market, Vansdirect looks at the best-selling new vans of last month!

February’s best-selling new vans

Here are last month’s best-selling new vans!

1. Ford Transit Custom

The Ford Transit Custom has dominated the UK new van market for as long as we can remember, there were a total of 2,023 new Ford Transit Custom vans sold last month, more than 800 units more than any other model. The 2018 facelift looks to have made the Ford Transit Custom better than ever before and expect the Custom’s dominance to continue in March during the plate change.

2. Ford Transit

Selling 1,218 units in February 2019, the second best-selling new van last month is the big brother to the top seller in the form of the iconic Ford Transit van. A facelifted Ford Transit van will join the market later this year, featuring mild hybrid technology for the first time, as well as a number of the latest driving aids and telematics technology.

3. Mercedes Sprinter

The new Mercedes Sprinter van has been lauded for its connectivity and telematics technology, the Sprinter offers so much more than just that, being an excellent large van to drive whilst also offering fantastic load carrying abilities. At 1,204 units sold in February 2019, the Sprinter is hot on the heels of the Ford Transit in the large van segment.

4. Ford Transit Connect

Another Ford van wearing the iconic Transit badge. Alongside the Ford Transit Custom and Ford Transit Courier vans, the Ford Transit Connect also underwent a facelift in 2018 gaining a revised grille in line with the remainder of the Transit van range, a comprehensively updated interior and more advanced technology than ever before. Ford vans sold 777 Ford Transit Connect vans last month.

5. Vauxhall Vivaro

The best of British Vauxhall Vivaro van is set to be updated later this year and there appears to be a clamber for those to get their hands on the last few remaining current models available. The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro which will be built in Luton, as was the case for its predecessor, will be based on the same platform as the award winning Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert medium vans following PSA’s purchase of Vauxhall vans. There were 617 Vauxhall Vivaro vans sold last month.

6. Vauxhall Combo

One of three ‘triplets’ to have been crowned International Van of the Year 2019 and WhatVan? van of the year, the Vauxhall Combo is a fantastic small van which now offers payloads up to one tonne! The new model sets the bar for efficiency, comfort and load carrying in the small van segment and UK customers clearly agree, with 606 Vauxhall Combo vans sold last month.

7. Citroen Berlingo

Another of the three triplets with the International Van of the Year and WhatVan? van of the year crowns. There were 592 Citroen Berlingo vans sold last month, with the Combo just claiming the bragging rights. There was no top ten place for the other sister van in the form of the Peugeot Partner, however expect a fierce battle between the three over coming months.

8. Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen vans revealed a facelifted version of the Volkswagen Transporter van earlier this month labelled the Transporter T6.1! This model will be available later this year, when an all-electric e-Transporter will also join the range. Despite this, the current Volkswagen Transporter T6 remains incredibly popular, with 553 units sold last month.

9. Peugeot Expert

Another award winning medium van, the Peugeot Expert sets the bar for efficiency and economy in the medium van market. Based on the same platform as the Citroen Dispatch, Toyota Proace and all-new Vauxhall Vivaro van due later this year. There were 534 Peugeot Expert vans sold last month, the only Peugeot van in the top ten last month.

10. Ford Ranger

The only pick-up in the top ten last month and the fourth representative from Ford vans, the Ford Ranger is an iconic pick-up which has recently undergone a facelift, giving the Ranger more power, higher levels of refinement, higher levels of efficiency and more advanced driver assistance technologies, there were 523 Ford Ranger pick-ups sold last month.

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