Peugeot Commercial Vehicles Delivers 50% Growth In 2014

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Demand for Peugeot LCVs increased by 50% in 2014, compared to the year before – seeing the brand move from sixth to fourth position in the UK. In total, 32,254 Peugeot LCVs were sold. Gareth Pockett, Peugeot LCV Product Manager, commented: “It was a fantastic result for Peugeot and our extensive LCV business. We’ve improved […]

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Scania Starts Building Drive-Thru Dealership

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Building has begun on a drive-thru dealership run by truck and bus manufacturer Scania, which will create 34 jobs. Found off Junction 6 of the M20, the site will feature a drive-thru workshop and a DVSA-authorised testing facility for traffic entering and leaving the UK through Kent ports and the Channel Tunnel. Scania’s South East […]

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Shoreham Predicts Another Year Of Record Prices In The Used Van Market

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Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is predicting that whatever happens to the UK economy and new van market in 2015 the used market will remain in a ‘win win’ position. The auction house claims that if the economy slows down and companies start to feel the pinch, the majority of SMEs who need a replacement vehicle will […]

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Record Year For Fiat Professional

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Fiat Professional posted record sales for 2014, with 14,927 units registered, an increase of 8% compared to 2013. Key to the brand’s success was the new Fiat Ducato, which managed to almost double volumes compared to 2013 and increase its market share in the segment by 2.7%. The manufacturer also increased the retail proportion of […]

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Volkswagen Delivers Another Record Breaking Year

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating a record-breaking 2014 with best-ever annual new vehicle registrations. A total of 40,624 light commercial vehicles were registered, up 9% from 37,267 in 2013. The brand also registered 3,673 passenger carriers and camper vans, taking total UK registrations to 44,297 up 8.4% on 2013 (40,857). Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles maintained its […]

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Citroen LCV Sales Rise

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Citroen’s LCV range performed strongly through 2014, with sales of 27,228 vehicles to take an 8.46% share of the < 3.5 tonne gvw sector. Compared to 2013, Citroen’s LCV registrations were up 18.44%, thanks to impressive sales volumes with all four models. The Berlingo stood out the most, recording its best-ever annual sales figure of […]

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Celebrates Best Ever UK Performance

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Mercedes-Benz Vans registered over 35,000 vehicles in 2014 – the brands’ best-ever performance in the UK. The achievement also marked an eighth consecutive record-breaking quarter, with an increase in registrations of 16.1% over 2013, which was also a record-breaking year. In terms of individual model performance across the year, Sprinter van registrations increased by 12%, […]

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Isuzu Breaks Records Again In 2014

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Isuzu UK has once again broken its sales records, delivering more than 5500 D-Max pick-ups to new customers across the country. Isuzu’s sales grew at double the rate of the overall pick-up market (33.7% versus 15%), ensuring the brand finished the year third overall in terms of total sales and number one in the retail […]

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CV Market Returns To Pre-Recession Levels

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Latest figures released by SMMT show that the commercial vehicle market grew 11%, to 363,155 units in 2014, the highest level since 2007. The van market lead the growth, up 18.7% to 321,686 registrations for the year. Truck registrations fell 26.2% throughout the year due to changing legislation. “A continued demand for vans has seen […]

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Volvo Completes 45% Acquisition Of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles

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AB Volvo has completed the acquisition of 45% of the Chinese automotive manufacturer, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Co., Ltd (DFCV). The purchase consideration amounted to RMB 5.5 billion (just over £500 million). DFCV includes most of Dongfeng’s operations in heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles. This transaction will significantly strengthen the Volvo Group’s position in medium-duty trucks […]

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