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2013 van and truck market hits five year high

07 January 2014 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News
  • 2013 total commercial vehicle registrations grew 14.7% to 327,291 units.
  • Vans rose 13.1% over the year registering 271,073 units, boosted by 32.5% growth in December.
  • Truck registrations totalled 56,218 units in the year, up 23% as the move to Euro 6 fuelled growth.

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“The 2013 commercial vehicle market rose 14.7%, making it the best performance in the last five years,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Boosted by a strong second half to the year, the truck market rose to pass 56,000 units, while van owners and operators responded positively to the wider economic recovery finishing the year more than 13% up on 2012. The introduction of new Euro 6 trucks will be of key interest to the heavy end of the market in 2014, while we expect the forthcoming launches of several new light commercial vans to deliver further growth in this important sector.”    


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Click through to download the full December 2013 commercial vehicle news release and data tables.

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