VAUXHALL VANS NUMBER ONE IN HOTLY-CONTESTED RETAIL SEGMENT

VAUXHALL VANS NUMBER ONE IN HOTLY-CONTESTED RETAIL SEGMENT
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Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles sold more vans to retail customers in 2015 than any other manufacturer, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

In an extremely competitive segment of the market, the Luton-based manufacturer sold 13,000 vehicles to small businesses. As a result, Vauxhall’s retail market share was an impressive 16.2 per cent, up 1.8 percentage points on last year.

Total Vauxhall Commercial Vehicle sales were up 28 per cent with over 41,000 sold. Market share increased to 11.2 per cent, up a percentage point on 2014.

The Brit-built Vivaro enjoyed another successful year in 2015 with more than 27,000 units sold of the multi award-winning medium van. It was also the best-seller at retail. Movano, the largest van in Vauxhall’s range, saw sales increase 28 per cent with over 5,000 sold.

“We are delighted to be back in a segment-leading position,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager. “Vauxhall continues to provide customers with compelling offers supported by high quality, fuel-efficient vehicles with low running costs and superb manufacturer support.”

Growth was seen across the board last year making it the best ever year for light commercial vehicles with 371,830 registrations, surpassing the previous record set in 2007.

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