Growth continues in March CV market but trucks remain down

Commercial vehicle registrations rose 8.1% in March to 48,675 units, year-to-date up 7% at 78,942 units.Van registrations increased 11.5% to 43,684 in March, and grew 11.7% during Q1 2013. Total48,6758.1%78,9427.0%290,517-1.6% UK van and truck registrations: 2013 and % change on 2012 Vans43,68411.5%68,88211.7%246,835-1.1% Truck registrations declined 15.1%, to 4,991 units in the month and fell 16.7%% for the year so far. March% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change “Overall CV registrations continue to perform positively with the market increasing 8.1% in March, boosted by an uplift in van demand,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “Truck demand remains weak, but this could be indicative of delayed purchasing decisions ahead of the introduction of new Euro 6 legislation later this year. Next week kicks off with the 2013 CV Show at the NEC and this will provide operators with an excellent opportunity to explore the latest models as we welcome a number of high-profile world debuts and product launches.”Click through to download the March 2013 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Trucks4,991-15.1%10,060-16.7%43,682-4.6% read more