CV sales also recover in November

SMMT figures reveal that that it was a similar story of recovery for commercial vehicles, as registrations of commercial vehicles rose 13.9 per cent in November to 33,303 units. As with cars, this sales growth followed a dip in October.

Van registrations posted a 9.6 per cent rise in the month, continuing the general trend seen over the past few years with businesses having grown in confidence and online deliveries surging in popularity.

Truck registrations saw a huge 55.8 per cent jump, although this was to be expected given the large fall in November 2014 which followed changes to Type Approval legislation.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “The commercial vehicle market continues to demonstrate phenomenal progress, with sustained growth over a number of years as ever-more confident businesses invest in their fleets.

“The sharp upturn in truck registrations comes as no surprise, given the heavy fall seen in the same month last year – but the long-term trend of robust growth is encouraging.”

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