VW Van sales on trend with UK increases

Whatever the politicians are saying about the global economy entering a double-dip recession the commercial vehicle sector registration numbers for 2011 (to date & rolling) tell us a completely different story. True, the documented volume of vans, trucks and pick-ups is still some way short of four years ago, but Light Commercial Vehicle and Articulated Lorries continue their steady rise in registration whilst Rigid Commercial Vehicles although not climbing, are holding the same volume of sales that they have all year.

The end of year figures, expecting one final boost as van drivers move to purchase new vehicles that comply with emission levels in London’s LEZ coming into force in January, are no real surprise following figures issued by Volkswagen after the end of the first half of trading, this year.

The increment in VW’s commercial range this year with the introduction of the Amarok pick-up coupled with the entire fleet being updated over the last two years has cemented their position in the top three UK manufacturers, based on commercial vehicle registrations in the below 3.5T class, with only Vauxhall and Ford outperforming them.

The German company’s range, now offering vans suitable for almost all purposes up to the 6T category, is making them a popular and affordable option for UK business. With low-interest finance packages available and reliability as standard Volkswagen commercial vehicles provide the perfect base to approach insurance brokers in the search for cheap van insurance and cutting bottom line expenses all around.

The sales performances of individual models over the course of the year, as reported by SMMT, have helped secure their top-three UK place in the light category and sixth overall in the 3.5T-6T class, a combined total of over 29,000 commercial vehicles for the eleven months of the year to November. Impressive in itself, but when you compare that figure to the 260,000 new commercial vehicles delivered in the first six months alone globally, it puts into perspective the size of the UK market compared to worldwide VW van sales.

The Caddy was the top seller in the entire 2-2.5T class for the first six months, finishing slightly ahead of its larger stable companion the Transporter in actual units sold over all UK VW sales. The anticipation of the August launch of the new Crafter didn’t harm sales in the first six months and VW are waiting to see how the updated version will make inroads into the larger capacity market.

Why not check out the VW commercial range to see which model is most appropriate for your business and complete the costing exercise by checking out the results here in your quest for cheap van insurance?

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