Industry news

News and information from and about the LCV industry in the UK and around the world. Industry articles available at The Van Expert.

Sliding CV production ‘a rebalancing’

In the week the commercial vehicle market focuses on the UK and the CV Show, new figures show that commercial production in the UK slid substantially.

Larger vans keep sector in the black

Van sales in the UK are continuing to grow, the market having recorded a positive first quarter of 2016. LCV Demand rose 3.1 per cent in March.

UK van sales level off in February

Van sales in the UK have held steady in February, virtually matching those in the same month a year ago.

‘Strong’ van market despite sales slide

The UK’s van sales market put the brakes on five months of growth in January, slipping by 4.2 per cent.

Britain’s CV builders soar in 2015

Britain’s commercial vehicle factories are booming, with output up by a third in 2015. In total 94,479 CVs were produced in the UK in 2015.

Vans drive CV market to a record

Strong van sales drove the UK CV market to an all-time high. New figures from SMMT show that registrations of commercial vehicles in 2015 were up 16.7%.

Van market running at double speed

UK's new van market is continuing its strong surge, registrations climbing 6.2 per cent in October. Sales have grown in all but one month this year.

UK van sales back on the up

Sales in the UK’s CV market accelerated in August after slipping back in July. Registrations climbed 15.3 per cent, compared to just 3.7 per cent in July.

Industry unfazed by slipping van sales

Van sales on the UK market slipped slightly in July. The fall, of just under one per cent, reversed a 16.4 per cent rise in June.

UK CV plants enjoying strong 2015

Britain’s van, truck and bus manufacturing plants have boosted their totals by almost a third in the first six months of 2015.

Van dealers enjoy record business

Rocketing UK van sales have driven a record half year for CV market. Van registrations for June climbed 16.4 per cent to 35,742 units.

Van market slows but remains buoyant

The UK’s commercial vehicle market saw its slowest growth of the year in May – but it was still more than 17 per cent up on the same month in 2014.

Dire van safety could prove costly

Van users need to sharpen up on safety, or face the costs. That’s the warning from SMMT, which is launching a maintenance campaign at the CV Show.

Van sales soar in confident market

According to SMMT, the continued upturn and consecutive growth in the market can be attributed to higher levels of consumer and business confidence.

CV factories boom as car plants slow

Britain’s commercial vehicle plants enjoyed a strong boost in production in February, while their car equivalents faltered.

Van market sees ten months of growth

Britain’s van sales market has climbed strongly once again in February, some 13,832 new vehicles registered in the month.

Car production dips, CV factories slide

Output at the UK’s car manufacturing plants dipped by 1.2 per cent in January. Manufacturers are revising their production lines for forthcoming new models.

Soaring start to 2015 van market

Van sales have maintained the strong growth into the first month of the year. According to figures by SMMT registrations of vans totalled 22,049 in January.

Strong van sales pump up UK commercial market

The UK’s van market has its foot firmly on the accelerator – registrations of LCVs jumped 28.2 per cent in February 2014.

Vans drive strong start to UK CV market

Van registrations jumped again in January, helping to keep the overall commercial vehicle market climbing despite an expected drop in truck figures.