The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew 12.7% in November to 27,433 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The result was 4.6% above the pre-pandemic 2019 level and after 11 consecutive months of rising demand to 311,754 units year to date, the largest volume for two years as product availability continued to improve.

Medium van sales rose 161.1% to 4,554 units while rising registrations of 4x4s and pickups continued, up 6.5% and 14.9% respectively to 589 units and 3,783.

Volume of the largest van models, those weighing greater than 2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes dipped 1.6& to 18,070 units while small van registrations grew 10.4% to 437.

Battery electric van (BEV) registrations fell for a second month as 1,631 units were registered, 343 fewer than a year ago but registrations were up 15% YTD to 17,289.

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