Vauxhall vans march into pole position


Vauxhall New Combo van in Tomato Red

Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has secured top spot in the retail market for March 2012 and the year-to-date, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.


The Luton-based manufacturer sold an impressive 2,494 vans to small businesses last month.


“Coming number one in the market for March and the year-to-date is a fantastic result for Vauxhall vans,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicles Sales Manager. “I am very pleased we have maintained our number one position from last year into 2012. It goes to show that our market leading 4x4 offer of four years zero per cent finance, free servicing, warranty and AA cover has been a huge hit with our customers. Despite the economic climate, there's still strong demand for vehicles that offer low running costs reinforced by excellent manufacturer and Retailer support.”


The British-built Vivaro is also the best selling van in the medium van segment with 3,531 registrations so far this year.


Vauxhall builds more commercial vehicles in the UK than any other manufacturer. The latest edition to the multi award-winning Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles range – the all-new Combo – made its UK show debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this April alongside the full Vauxhall van range.