The Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sector’s 2.4% sales growth in 2019 has been described as “extremely encouraging” by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).
Average prices of used light commercial vehicles remain strong, and have climbed 11.3% in the 12 months to June 30, 2019, according to an Aston Barclay insights report.
BCA has responded to “significant demand from buyers” in the South West and Wales by launching a new commercial vehicle sale at the Bridgwater remarketing centre in Somerset.
Vauxhall has established a UK-wide network of specialist LCV Business Centres as part of its plans to double its share of the van market to around 15% over the next two years.
Fiat Professional has launched a new, manufacturer-approved converted van programme that allows people to order ready to run LCVs from the dealer network.
CD Auction Group is expanding its operations in Corby with a dedicated commercial vehicle centre.
SsangYong importer Bassadone Automotive has established a new business to implement the return of DFSK light commercial vehicles to the UK.
Toyota’s franchised dealers took a “leap of faith” in supporting the brand’s new push on commercial vehicle sales but things are starting to take shape, according to LCV manager Gareth Matthews.
Leasing company Alphabet has expanded its virtual handover service to LCVs, for customers receiving new vehicles via its preferred dealership network.
New van registrations fell by 0.2% year-on-year in July to 24,506 units.
Toyota is establishing a network of 25 LCV Specialist Business Centres to support sales of its new Hilux pick-up and Proace van.
Volkswagen has revealed the first details of its new Crafter which will go on sale in the first quarter of next year, with orders opening in November.
Renault has unveiled its Alaskan pick-up ahead of its launch into the South American market – with a UK arrival yet to be scheduled.
PSA Group is targeting SMEs in a bid to expand its commercial vehicles operation and is calling on its franchised car dealerships to “embrace” the concept of van sales.
Volkswagen commercial dealers have started an 11-day approved Das WeltAuto used van sale offering a £500 deposit contribution.
Nissan’s new NP300 Navara pick-up will be priced from £18,376 when it arrives in UK showrooms in January.
Fiat Professional will launch its new Fullback pick-up in the UK in the autumn next year as double cab body style.
Light commercial vehicle registrations increased by 6.2% to 28,208 units in October, according to data from the SMMT.
Manheim is planning to relocate its commercial vehicle specialist operation from Leeds to its 10-acre Shepshed auction site.
Nissan has introduced a five year, or 100,000 mile, manufacturer warranty to all petrol and diesel vans and truck, bought from today.
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