CV registrations have risen 23.5% in April, with similar growth of 23.9% for the year to-date.
Strong demand for trucks has continued, up 43.5% in April to 3,900 units.
Van registrations have increased for the 12th consecutive month to 24,927, up 20.9%.
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“With business confidence still on the up, the strong uplift enjoyed in the commercial vehicle market this year has continued into spring,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.
“Demand for new vans is stronger than ever, with the sector recording its 12th consecutive month of growth in April.
“The move towards larger vehicles across all segments was again evident last month, with rigids weighing in over six tonnes and three-axle artics driving the increase in truck registrations.