SMMT says that van sector has been responding to growing demand as businesses have scaled up online delivery operations through the pandemic.
Van registrations grew for the second consecutive month in October, up 13.3%, marking the highest performing October on record.
The new van market fell by more than half in March, with just over 30,000 units registered as lockdown measures came into force.
Market uncertainty and regulatory changes continued to affect performance, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market remained stable in February, with year-on-year demand growing by 1.8%, according to the SMMT.
More than 29,000 vans and pick-ups joined UK roads, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Pickups experienced the largest rise in the month up 21.4%, while demand for large vans saw a 14.6% increase to take over two-thirds (67.2%) of all van registrations.
Light commercial vehicle (LCVs) registrations declined in June, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
More than 23,500 LCVs were registered by operators in the UK last month, with the growth following a substantial 18.8% decline April 2017.
The first quarter of 2018 saw used LCV volumes remain high with strong wholesale demand supporting good residual values say automotive data experts, Cap HPI.
Just under 60,000 new vans hit UK roads last month, representing a 5.6% decline on March the previous year.
The new van market fell by 4.2% in January to 20,475 units when compared with the same month last year, according to figures released by the SMMT.
The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined in October, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Approach of Christmas is expected to boost LCV sales as home deliveries demand increases, Dean Bowkett reports.