The new van market recorded its best-ever November for registrations last month as high demand for commercial vehicles saw sales soar.
According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which compiles the registration data, 31,320 new vans were registered last month – representing a 11.4 per cent increase on the pre-pandemic average.
Growth was recorded in all van classes, with the exception of those weighing under two tonnes. Larger vans weighing more than 2.5 tonnes represented more than 70 per cent of the entire market, with these increasing by 7.7 per cent. The pick-up market, meanwhile, grew by 31.2 per cent to 2,610 registrations.