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Vauxhall Ends Landmark Year On A High

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LUTON, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 8, 2014: Vauxhall rounded off its 110th anniversary year in style with year on year sales up by 12 per cent on 2012, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Finishing the year with a flourish, Vauxhall was also the UK’s best-selling car manufacturer in December with sales of 21,302 and a market share of 13.93 per cent. Overall performance in 2013 was also excellent with new model launches including ADAM, Mokka and the new Insignia range helping the company achieve total sales of 289,301 cars and vans.

Vauxhall also enjoyed a bigger share of the market, up to 11.14 per cent, meaning that the UK is now General Motors’ fourth largest market globally, as well as its largest in Europe.

Innovative programmes such as Vauxhall Flexible Finance and Lifetime Warranty helped drive a growth in retail sales to 9.6 per cent with New Insignia and Zafira topping their respective segments.

It was another huge year for Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. Sales of the Luton-built Vivaro van, were up 34 per cent on last year to 18,180.

Griffin-badged Police cars are a common sight on British roads, so it’s no surprise that Vauxhall is the number one supplier to Police fleets with a substantial 80 per cent market share of competitive segments.

“With sales and market share up, it’s a great way for Vauxhall to celebrate its 110th year of building and selling vehicles in Britain,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director.

“We’re also in the middle of a raft of new engine launches, which will continue for the next two years, making our products more refined, efficient and desirable for customers. One way or another, it’s clear that Vauxhall will be a force to be reckoned with in 2014.”