WLTP regulations, together with economic and political uncertainly have been blamed for a 23.5% year-on-year fall in new van registrations in September.
Demand for specialist conversions on vans and chassis cabs is booming regardless of the continued uncertainty caused by Brexit, say bodybuilders.
Renault has published techniical details for the facelifted Trafic and Master, which will be available in September.
Citroen and Peugeot have updated their respective large panel vans, the Relay and Boxer, with new powertrains.
Citroen and Peugeot will offer revised versions of the Dispatch and Expert from May, with Euro 6d Temp compliance.
Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has enhanced the Sprinter by adding stop-start as standard from June production.
Supply delays at the end of 2018 as a result of WLTP conversion led to increased demand from businesses for flexible transport options, says Europcar.
PVS Group has released a new white paper, ‘PVS Talks…WLTP Type Approval for LCVs’, to give fleet decision-makers WLTP and VED insight.
Trend towards online sales grows with 41% sold via that channel, according to Manheim. By Dean Bowkell
With so many imponderables facing fleet decision-makers it’s hardly surprising sales of new vans are softening and interest in the used market is on the increase . By Dean Bowkett