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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Transit Connect- 15,494 registrations

The third Ford to break into the top 10 best-selling vans of 2016 is the Transit Connect. Favoured by builders and plumbers alike, Ford’s compact panel van is cheap to run and versatile, with Trend models getting a through-load hatch that allows it to carry planks and pipes up to 3.4 metres in length. The 1.5 Econetic diesel will return an official 70.6mpg too, while emissions are just 99g/km of CO2.  

Read the Ford Transit Connect review

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