Citroen scored a hat-trick last month with its best ever September LCV sales, the Berlingo taking first place in the small van sector and market share up by 25.91% for the first three-quarters of 2013.
The figures produced by the ‘Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) show that Citroen's LCV registration figures were at 4,292 in September - an increase of 27.06%. This was more than double the growth of the overall LCV market.
Berlingo recorded YTD sales of 10,861, putting it in first place in the small van sector (up to 2500kg gvw).
Citroen’s LCV sales for the first three quarters of 2013 were 18,394 – to give a market share for the January to September period of 8.97% – an increase of 25.91% compared to the same period in 2012.
Model Sept 2013 registrations 2013 YTD registrations (% change YTD 2012)
Nemo 436 1,776 (+18%)
Berlingo 2,585 10,861 (+32%)
Dispatch 573 2,384 (+35%)
Relay 698 3,373 (+8.0%)
Scott Michael, head of commercial vehicles and business centre programme at Citroen, commented: “Thanks to a strong performance from all models in our range, Citroën’s LCV sales momentum has continued apace throughout 2013.
"The Berlingo has performed impressively, to take first place in the up to 2.5 tonne gvw sector, outselling strong competition from the VW Caddy, Ford Transit Connect, the new Vauxhall Combo and others in this hotly contested segment.
"Another of our strong performers is the Dispatch which, with sales up no less than 35%, has shown strong growth in a market sector that is becoming increasingly important.”