Van and truck sales up in August

New van sales increased by 15 per cent in August, when compared to the same period last year, while truck sales increased by a whopping 76 per cent, figures released this week by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) confirm.

A total of 818 new vans were sold in August, an increase of 15 per cent on last August (709). For the year, van sales are down 2 per cent, from 9,248 new vans last year to 9,048 so far this year. Ford is the best selling van make so far this year and the Ford Transit is the best selling model.

There were 197 trucks sold in August, an increase of 76 per cent on last August (112)
So far this year, 1,210 new trucks have been sold, an increase of 11 per cent on last year (1,094). Volvo is the best selling truck brand so far this year.