Toyota’s Hilux pick-up was the most sought-after used light commercial vehicle for the second consecutive month according to Aston Barclay’s November LCV desirability index.
Aston Barclay saw the Toyota beat the Mercedes Sprinter and Peugeot Boxer into second and third place.
November is the first month that the same manufacturer has topped both Aston Barclay index, with the Toyota Prius also heading up the car list.
Despite the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi L200 pick-ups joining the Hilux in the top 10, the larger panel vans rose to the top this month by taking the remaining seven places.
Parcel delivery companies and their sub-contractors are getting their fleets ready for another record Christmas of home deliveries. With the supply of new vans still restricted these companies have been forced to buy from the used market to get themselves ready for the festive season.
Last month’s second-placed van the VW Transporter fell to eighth place, while three Fords, the Transit, Transit Custom, and Ranger pick-up all made the top 10.
“The used van market continues to break records because the supply of used LCVs coming into the market continues to falter.
“Companies continue to hang onto used vans and are being forced to bid at auction to source used vehicles to expand their fleets. This looks likely to continue for many more months to come,” explained Geoff Flood, Aston Barclay’s LCV national sales manager.
Aston Barclay’s desirability index takes into consideration three key metrics: web views prior to sale, number of physical and online bids per sale, and the sale price achieved as a percentage of CAP average.