Meanwhile, new van sales in the 1.8-3.5 tonnes sector reached 20,034 last month up 32.6% year-on-year (March 1998: 15,107), but sector sales for the year-to-date remain behind last year's first quarter tally at 35,423 (1998: 37,129). In the light van sector the two biggest manufacturers - Ford and Vauxhall - have both seen sales fall in the first quarter of 1999. Last month Ford's light van sales totalled 3,269 (March 1998: 3,385) taking first quarter sales to 6,526 (1999: 8,077), while Vauxhall's were 2,458 (March: 2,457) taking first quarter sales to 4,407 (1999: 6,386).
Van sales up by 24.4%, but still below same period last year
16/04/1999 in NEWS