Top Selling Vans Of 2017

Discover Ireland's Top Selling Models and Makes

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Figures published by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) have revealed that 24,195 light commercial vehicles were sold in Ireland in 2017.

With a weaker sterling, van drivers are taking advantage of the currency exchange and are buying up cheap imports from the UK. This seems to be having a knock on impact on new van sales – with a drop of 14.2% recorded in 2017 versus 2016.

On a weekly basis, there is an average of 465 new vans rolling out of Irish show rooms onto our roads.

When you look at the most popular months for purchasing, it comes as no surprise to see that January and July are the biggest months for sales. For example, this January 2018, we should expect to see between 6,200 and 6,500 new vans being sold in Ireland.

Top Vans By Make

With 5,744 new registrations in 2017, Ford remains the van of choice for Irish motorists. However, this figure is down significantly on the 7,518 units sold in 2016. Volkswagen holds onto 2nd position with a market share of 17.97%. Renault also makes up the top three.

2017: Top Vans By Make

Make 2017 Units Market Share
Ford
5744
23.74%
Volkswagen
4348
17.97%
Renault
3228
13.34%
Toyota
1952
8.07%
Peugeot
1761
7.28%
Citroen
1493
6.17%
Nissan
1306
5.40%
Mercedes-Benz
1218
5.03%
Opel
968
4.00%
Mistsubishi
521
2.15%

In terms of the best selling models, the Ford Transit comes out on top followed closely by the Volkswagen Caddy and Renault Trafic.

If you are looking to consider purchasing a van in 2018, hopefully the above trends will act as some guidance. For further inspiration, why not read our blog from September where we reviewed the Award for Irish Van of the Year 2017.

2017: Top Vans By Model

  1. Ford Transit
  2. Volkswagen Caddy
  3. Renault Traific
  4. Ford Transit Connect
  5. Peugeot Partner
  6. Citroen Berlingo
  7. For Transit Custom
  8. Volkswagen T6
  9. Renault Master
  10. Toyota Landcruiser

2018 is going to be a big year for van drivers. If you are interested in trading up, why not get a insurance quote from a member of our van team. Get a quote here or call our team on 01 279 9931.