50th DVSA Test Facility For DAF’s UK Dealer Network

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A DVS appointed DAF dealer in Chesterfield, A. Herring Ltd, has become the 50th Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) for DAF-accredited MOT testing stations. It is a notable milestone for DAF Trucks in the UK. The manufacturer spearheaded the drive for manufacturer-appointed ATFs when VOSA announced the closure of its test stations in 2010. “A DAF […]

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New Van Price Index

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The average price of new vans rose in February 2015, by 0.337%, or £94, from £27,874 to £27,968. These figures were revealed in the latest report released by DrivenData. Although, the average annual price has decreased by 0.314%, £88, from £28,874 to £27,968. The underlying pace of inflation in van prices has fallen over the […]

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CV Manufacturing Has A Muted January

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UK manufacturing produced 5,553 commercial vehicles in January, thanks to a steady home market, while exports remained subdued. Output saw an 18% fall over January 2014 figures, but with a number of new models introduced recently and further announcements expected this year, increasing production of new CV models is expected to yield growth later in […]

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Dealer Wins UK’s First Full-Year Van Pro Stamp Of Approval

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Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) has become the first in Britain to pass a stringent quality audit covering all aspects of its light commercial vehicle sales and after sales operation. The dealership, based on Mallusk Road, Newtownabbey, was hailed a “model dealer” by the manufacturer in recognition of its achievement. Just over a year ago […]

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Volume Increase Drives Up Vales In CV Market At Manheim

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Average values within the CV sector increased by 2% throughout January 2015, according to Manheim’s latest Market Analysis. Compared with December 2014, the average van value at auction rose by nearly £100; showcasing the ongoing buoyancy within the market. January 2015 saw 30% more vans at auction in comparison with the same month of last […]

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Used LCV Values Fall In January At BCA As Volumes Increase

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Average values for LCVs fell in January, as overall volumes in the marketplace rose sharply at the start of the year. BCAThe average value of a van sold at BCA in January was £5,460, a fall of £410 from December’s record value. Fleet and lease values fell by £381 (5.5%) over the month, while part-exchange […]

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Ex-Public Utility Stock Fuels Strong Start To Used Market For Shoreham

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Mercedes-Benz’s Unimog multi-purpose truck and Land Rover’s ‘Cherry Picker’ Defender were the stars of the show at both Shoreham Vehicle Auctions’ January sales, as the used market kicked-off 2015 in style for the south coast auctioneer. A 13-year-old, 4.5-litre ex-public utility Unimog with 119,414 miles on the clock was the pick of Shoreham’s first sale […]

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Autorola Reports A 39% Rise In Used LCV Online Prices In 2014

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Autorola UK witnessed a 39% (£3,220) increase in the average price of the light commercials it sold via its online portal in 2014. Prices rose from £8,316 to £11,536, reinforcing the strength of the UK used LCV market in 2014. The average age of stock reduced slightly in 2014 from 35 to 33 months, while […]

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Ford Maintains Market Lead And Boosts CV Sales

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Ford is on track to complete 50 consecutive years of UK CV sales leadership, according to figures from SMMT. Sales of Ford CVs increased by 27.9% to 6,481 in January, compared to January 2014. LCV sales increased from 604 to 1,740, with the firm’s share of the market growing from 12.3% to 25.5%. Mark Ovenden, […]

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CV Market Grows As Truck Demand Returns

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The CV market has continued to grow for the ninth consecutive month, up 23.2% to 24,567 units. Truck registrations increased 38.6% to 2,518 units, led by pent-up demand in the market. The van market continued its impressive growth, up 21.7% to 22,049 units. “The truck market posted a strong return to form in January. Changes […]

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