Top five LCV registrations

Year to date 2020 July 2020 July 2019 
 Ford Transit Custom 19,774  Ford Transit   Custom 3,405  Ford Transit   Custom 3,798 
 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 10,713  Mercedes-Benz   Sprinter 2,581  Ford Transit 2,304
 Ford Transit 10,249 Ford Transit 1,785  Mercedes-Benz   Sprinter 2,148
 Vauxhall Vivario 7,435 Volkswagen   Transporter 1,545 Volkswagen   Transporter 1,303
 Volkswagen     Transporter 6,585  Vauxhall Vivario 1,381 Ford Transit  Connect 1,206

The latest July SMMT new LCV registrations reforecast for 2020 is down 26.3% to 269,000 units for the year. Lockdown has impacted on all UK businesses, with many under financial pressure. This has created an underlying weakness in the market.

Although there is a gradual improvement in demand, the UK is still a long way off normal levels. A second wave of localised lockdowns has not helped this current position and fallout from the pandemic lockdown in March 2020.

There is likely to be more uncertainty ahead as the UK suffers from business nervousness and the possibility of further regional lockdowns.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dorset Van Leasing based in Poole for any of your vehicle procurement requirements.