n the first full year since Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd became a legal entity, the Brand continued to shine with a record-breaking eighth consecutive year of growth representing a 12% increase in total registrations, with 41,404 vehicles sold in 2017 – the first time that Mercedes-Benz has broken through the 40,000 van sales barrier in the UK.

Last year saw record levels of registrations, with best ever sales numbers posted in Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4, with standout results in March, May, June, and September; during the latter month, Mercedes-Benz Vans in the UK sold more vehicles than the domestic market of Germany, and any other market area in the world.

The vehicles themselves also reached record levels of sales, including the best ever year for Vito (up 25% from 2016), Sprinter van (up 3%), Vito Sport (up 49%) and Vito Taxi, which more than doubled the previous record from 2013.

New Mercedes-Benz Vans Dealer sites opened in Exeter, Ipswich and Nottingham this year, and the Brand continued to win awards in 2017, with eight top honours received including Van of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Awards, Most Reliable Manufacturer and Most Reliable Van at the FN50 Awards, Best Small Trades Van and Editor’s Choice at the Trade Van Driver Awards, and Minibus of the Year and 4×4 Panel Van of the Year at the VansA2Z Awards.