UK new van market up 41.0% in August, the strongest growth since April 2013.Medium and large van demand continues to drive growth, up by a third and almost half respectively.Year-to-date LCV market stays strong, up 11.3%, as buyers invest in latest, cleanest vehicles.SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDDOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLEThe UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market rose in August, up 41.0%, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The market has grown in every month of 2019, with 23,120 new vehicles registered in August for use on UK roads, as operators respond to regulatory changes and take advantage of some compelling deals on the latest models available in what is usually one of the year’s smallest months.The only segment to have experienced a decline is 4x4s, down -34.7% in August, with pickups, small, medium and large vans all experiencing double-digit growth. Demand for small vans, weighing less than 2.0 tonnes was up 52.5%, with medium vans, weighing 2.0-2.5 tonnes and large vans, weighing 2.5-3.5 tonnes close behind, up 33.1% and 46.8% respectively. In the year-to-date the market is up 11.3% to 245,400 units.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Another month of growth for the new van market is welcome news for the automotive sector as it faces multiple challenges simultaneously. It is important to remember, however, that any percentage increase will be on a much smaller volume market in August given it is arguably the quietest month of the year. Buyers continue to take advantage of deals on the latest and cleanest commercial vehicles on the market and it is important the business environment remains strong.. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
The cast of Pinkalicious features professional musical theatre performers with an impressive background in Children’s Theatre! Ocean City, NJ – The Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC), along with Ocean City’s Free Public Library will present PINKALICIOUS: The Musical, based on the wildly popular book series, written by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. The production runs January 14 and 15, 2017 at Noon. Performances are free for all and will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.PINKALICIOUS: The Musical follows the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, a spirited youngster who (you may have guessed) is obsessed with all things pink. After over-indulging in one too many cupcakes, she actually turns pink! Only learning and embracing healthy eating habits and moderation can restore her to her normal color. This stage version is an expansion of the book Pinkalicious by the original authors. With additional lyrics and music by John Gregor, it is sure to put a huge smile on the faces of parents and kids alike.After a successful summer performance and appearance during First Night, OCTC is thrilled to extend their production of Pinkalicious at the Ocean City Library due to popular demand. A special meet and greet with the characters will follow the show. For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222.