EUROTAXGLASS’S has produced its monthly market trends for the used light van market. Here are its findings:
When clean and well-cared-for microvans are offered at auction, they can perform well above vendors’ expectations despite there still being substantial discount offers on new models.
Generally, small vans are attracting a healthy level of interest because of limited numbers.
Demand is high for the latest Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, which have been experiencing keen interest and strong sales. Older examples struggle when numbers are high or where evidence of hard use is apparent.
However, still above the rest is Volkswagen’s impressive Caddy, while used values for Renault’s Kangoo have taken something of a tumble.
In the panel van sector, top honours go to Transporter T5 and latest Mercedes-Benz Vito.
With low numbers being released to the open market by their respective networks, there is no lack of trade interest for such highly-prized stock. Impressive prices are paid for both short and long wheelbase, low mileage examples of T30 and Shuttle models.
A shortage of attractive late-year stock has enabled Ford’s Transit T260/T280 models to take full advantage of this buoyant marketplace.
With the introduction of a brand new Transit bearing down on the older model, pundits have been surprised to see that both new and used T260/T280 models remain particularly popular.
All medium-sized panel vans are in healthy demand.
All clean 3.5-tonne vans stand a good chance of selling at the first time of asking, although with too many vans of this weight in circulation, only the nicest command guide prices.
Lesser lots go to end-users for disposal values at best. More encouragingly, with less volume to be absorbed, derivatives at 3.5 tonnes continue in buoyant mood, especially those higher-powered boxes, dropsiders and tippers.