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The Best Selling and Most Reliable Vans of 2021

Discover the new and electric vans making headlines over the past 12 months

In line with the car market, there has also been an overwhelming demand for new and electric vans during the past 12 months.

In 2021, the new van market grew by a fifth as Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations saw an increase of over 21% compared to the previous year. Data published online by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows a total of 355,380 new LCV registrations were made in the UK. 

Demand for electric vans more than doubled in 2021 when a record 12,759 battery-electric vans were also registered, heralding a shift towards a greener future of travel in the LCV market.     

So what were the best selling vans in 2021? If you’re hoping to get inspiration for a brand new or new-to-you van in 2022, then find out below what’s proven to be the most popular models over the past year…

Best Selling New Vans of 2021

Are you surprised by what’s made the top 10 best selling new LCVs of 2021*? 

Ford has dominated the pack for vans up to 3.5 tonnes with no less than four models on the list, but it’s great to see Citroën, Peugeot, and Vauxhall giving the manufacturer a run for their money…  

  1. Ford Transit Custom with 53,394 new registrations
  2. Ford Transit with 34,293 registrations
  3. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with 21,915 registrations
  4. Volkswagen Transporter with 21,190 registrations
  5. Vauxhall Vivaro with 17,957 registrations
  6. Ford Ranger with 17,830 registrations
  7. Citroën Berlingo with 12,030 registrations
  8. Ford Transit Connect with 11,498 registrations
  9. Peugeot Partner with 11,290 registrations
  10. Vauxhall Combo with 10,569 registrations

*According to vehicle data from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) website. 

Here at Loads of Vans in North Cheam, Surrey, we specialise in Citroën, Fiat, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, and Vauxhall giving you the lowest price on new vans - now that’s a promise!

The great thing about choosing Loads of Vans is that we hold hundreds of LCVs all on one site for you to browse, buy, and drive home straight away! Snapping at the heels of Ford’s LCV models, is the Citroën Berlingo, PEUGEOT Partner, and Vauxhall Combo.

These models from rival manufacturers are not only competitively priced but have a great deal to offer too. Right now at Loads of Vans, we have a huge amount of stock available and specialise in the sale of top-selling and reliable makes from big-name brands, such as Renault, Nissan, Citroën and Vauxhall. 

Don’t delay, visit our North Cheam dealership in Surrey today!  

Best Selling Electric Vans of 2021

What were the best selling e-LCVs in 2021? With an ever-growing shift to EV, discover the top three best selling electric vans from the year that was… 

  1. Vauxhall all-electric Vivaro-e
  2. Nissan e-NV200
  3. Citroën e-Relay

Whilst Nissan is the UK’s largest supplier of electric vans, Vauxhall is a clear leader in LCV production and is one of the only manufacturers to offer a full electric van range too. Nissan’s e-NV200 was the best selling e-LCV of 2020 but has recently lost out to Vauxhall’s all-electric Vivaro-e.  

Explore our collection of electric vehicles at Loads of Vans today and enjoy lower fuel costs, zero tax and no congestion charge! Discover the UK’s best-kept secret at Loads of Vans, where you can get your hands on a brand new PEUGEOT e-Expert - we are the only place in the country to hold multiple stocks which you can drive away today!

Awarded the ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ in the recent Driving Electric Awards 2022, the PEUGEOT e-Expert shares the same electric-drive specifications as its sister models - the Vauxhall Vivaro-e (listed above) and the Citroën e-Dispatch. Essentially, they are all variants of the same van. 

We also have a number of Nissan e-NV200 vans available right now, so forget about long lead times waiting for a brand new electric van, as ours are available to drive away today!

Best Selling and Award Winning Vans by Stellantis

Automotive group, Stellantis, design, develop and manufacture some of the most renowned LCVs on the market, supplying award-winning vans across the world. 

2021 has been a big year for the group, receiving plenty of recognition for some of their most prominent commercial vehicles, all proudly stocked here at Loads of Vans. Here are some of their highlights… 

  • The multi-award-winning Citroën Berlingo Van - available in either Panel Van or Crew Van configurations - has been crowned the UK’s best selling compact van for 2021, with a 7% share in the market.
  • Citroën’s electric offering, the ë-Dispatch has been collecting awards left, right and centre, scooping ‘Medium Electric Van of the Year’ at the Car and Van Awards, as well as ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ at the DrivingElectric Awards. 
  • The PEUGEOT Partner and PEUGEOT Expert were awarded ‘Small Van of the Year’ and ‘Medium Van of the Year’ in their respective categories at the Company Car & Van Awards in 2021.
  • Not to be outdone, PEUGEOT’s EV offering also brought home the bacon recently, being awarded ‘Best Small Electric Van’ for its e-Partner model, and ‘Best Medium Electric Van’ for its e-Expert model at the 2022 Driving Electric Awards. 
  • Vauxhall’s Combo Cargo was named ‘Compact Van of the Year’ by What Van? In 2021 thanks to its impressive excellent load capacity and efficient engines. 
  • Vauxhall’s Vivaro-e won ‘Electric Van of the Year’ at the Auto Express awards in 2021 - one of many to be notched up by the impressive electric van.

Drive home happy today in your very own Citroën Berlingo, PEUGEOT Partner, PEUGEOT Expert, or Combo Cargo van from Loads of Vans in North Cheam, Surrey. Why not take advantage of our New Van DEALS where you can save thousands of pounds on a brand new van - in stock right now!

Do you want to explore our Electric Vehicle options? Right now at Loads of Vans, we have the PEUGEOT e-Expert in stock, as well as the Citroën ë-Dispatch ready and waiting to drive away today. Find your happy EV-after and discover the road to a greener future. 

Most Reliable Vans of 2021

So we’ve identified the best selling vans of 2021, but which LCVs were classed as the most reliable? Check out the top 10 most reliable vans of 2021* below…

  1. Mercedes Sprinter
  2. Volkswagen Transporter
  3. Volkswagen Caddy
  4. Volkswagen Crafter
  5. Ford Transit Connect
  6. Ford Transit Custom
  7. Citroën Berlingo
  8. Nissan NV200
  9. Renault Trafic
  10. Vauxhall Vivaro

*According to the FN50 - a comprehensive UK van reliability survey with results based on usage among some of the UK’s largest fleets. 

You can’t put a price on reliability when it comes to you and your business. Trust Loads of Vans for a reliable LCV to see you through the day, whether you’re delivering packages or heading to your next building job. 

Right now you can get your hands on four of the vans listed in the top 10 most reliable vans of 2021. Visit us in person or online to explore what the Volkswagen Caddy, Citroën Berlingo, Renault Trafic, and Vauxhall Vivaro all have to offer.

We hold a huge amount of stock at our specialist van dealership in North Cheam, Surrey, and our commercial vehicle experts are ready and waiting to find you the best deals on a brand new or new-to-you van today! 

New, Used and Electric Vans at Loads of Vans

At Loads of Vans, we supply high-quality new and used vans to businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK. At our dealership in North Cheam, Surrey, you’ll find a wide range of vehicles on offer from some big-name brands such as Citroën, Nissan, and Renault. 

During a time when there’s a global shortage of new and used vans, you can rely on us here at Loads of Vans for a top-quality, trusted LCV that you can drive away in today. Yes, really! You can buy today AND collect today too. Our dealership is open 7-days a week for your convenience. 

Why not choose to lease your van and take advantage of our leasing offers that have been tailored to be as flexible as possible. We’re here to help you and your business, making it easy for you to budget for the van of your choice over a fixed period of time. Check out our exclusive leasing offers which start at just £199 per month!

View all of our vans - including the New Van Offers - right here on our website and find your perfect new or new-to-you van today!

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