Fleet News

LCV sales up - but vans still lag 1998

SALES of both car-derived and panel vans leapt last month but year-to-date sales remain behind 1998 figures, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders statistics. Business in the sub-1.8-tonne category, where 11,531 vehicles were registered, increased 76.1% on September 1998's total of 6,547. Meanwhile, sales of 1.8-3.5-tonne vehicles increased 59.6% to 20,303 last month from 12,723 in September last year.

However, despite the increases year-to-date figures show small van sales down 2.3% from 63,333 last year to 61,875 this year and large category sales down 2.9% to 108,728 from 111,989. Of the leading van manufacturers Citroen, Daihatsu, Fiat, Vauxhall, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, Tata and Volvo have all seen sales rise.

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee