Top 10 best-selling vans of 2016

Britain’s commercial vehicle market enjoyed a record breaking year in 2016, with 375,687 new vans and pick-ups being registered. The boom in new vehicles marks the fourth year of consecutive growth, with 2016 posting a 1.0 per cent rise on 2015.

It was a bumper year for pick-ups in particular, with 47,715 leaving showrooms – up 17.6 per cent – while large vans weighing 2.5 – 3.5 tonnes dominated the market with 232,948 sales – up 4.8 per cent on 2015. Smaller vans – under 2.0 tonnes – experienced a dip in registrations, however, with sales dropping 13.2 per cent to 36,918. 

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Ford Transit - 29,965 registrations

The Ford Transit is one of the most versatile large vans money can buy. There are a huge number of models - 450 in total – and gross vehicle mass spans from 2900kg to a colossal 4700kg. In 2017 Ford replaced the 2.2-litre TDCi with the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, with more power and improved economy. This means Ford’s huge workhorse will officially return up to 42.8mpg.

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