APRIL’s, light commercial registrations saw a huge +798% improvement compared to last year, although it is significant that April 2020 was the first full month of lockdown in the UK.
Last month was the busiest April ever with 30,440 new vans and trucks up to 3.5 tonnes going on the road. In particular, there was a significant increase in sales of larger vans bought by businesses coupled with the year-on-year growth from the online home delivery industry.
A total of 20,073 units were registered in the 2.5-3.5t LCV range, representing nearly 66%.
As in previous months, Ford dominated sales, while the Mercedes Sprinter took third position. In overall volume terms year-to-date, Ford leads with Volkswagen in second place, followed by Vauxhall commercials.