THE inexorable rise in van sales continued in November, with sales of vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight rocketing by 19.4%. Figures for the year to date are up 11.7%.
Ford stayed at Number 1 slot, as it has for the past 47 years, with sales up 6.97% to 63,310 but the manufacturer to watch is Volkswagen. After zooming past Vauxhall to take No2 slot this year the firm’s sales are up an astonishing 21.05% this year at 34,453.
Meanwhile Vauxhall, at No3, has seen sales rise 8.83% this year at 26,834 vehicles.
Biggest rise this year is Fiat, which has seen a boost of 68.49% to 11,274 vans. Biggest loser, meanwhile, is Renault, whose sales have dropped 20.75% to 10,917.