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Ford Transit wins van popularity contest

Published on Monday 09 September 2013 in Van News

It's official - van sales are on the rise - and the Ford Transit remains the most popular. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, August has been a buoyant month for van sales in the UK with an 11.1% rise in sales of commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes compared to the same month last year. August is traditionally a slow month for van sales due to the holiday season and buyers hanging on until the September plate change, so put into context these figures look even better!

The Ford Transit remains the UK's biggest selling van, with just shy of 28,000 units shifted so far in 2013. Hot on the wheels of the Transit is the Vauxhall Vivaro which has sold 11,043 units in 2013 - with the option of six different body styles and one of the largest load capacities in its class the Vivaro is one of the most versatile vans on the market. Volkswagen showed the most impressive year-on-year gain at 48.6% with total sales of 1,575 vans in August a rise of 515 - these figures are largely helped by sales of the excellent midweight Volkswagen Transporter van.

"The commercial vehicle industry can take heart from a respectable performance in August," said Nigel Base, SMMT commercial vehicle manager.

The best-selling vans of 2013

Make

Model

Year To Date

Ford

Transit

27,867

Vauxhall

Vivaro

11,043

Volkswagen

Transporter

9,597

Mercedes-Benz

Sprinter

9,228

Citroen

Berlingo

8,276

Peugeot

Partner

6,543

Volkswagen

Caddy

6,003

Ford

Transit Custom

4,946

Toyota

Hilux

4,815

Fiat

Doblo Cargo

4,716

If you are tempted by any of Britain's best selling vans and not quite sure which one to go for, why not take a look at our extensive van review pages.

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