Major boost for Vauxhall's January car sales

The latest figures from the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that through the month January 2013, Vauxhall sold 18,253 new cars in the UK market. That figure is over 6,000 units more compared to the same month last year, when Vauxhall managed 12,110 new car sales.

Vauxhall also took a large share of the UK market last month, taking as much as 12.71 per cent, an impressive increase from the 9.4 per cent share held by the company in the same month during 2012.

Making the largest contribution to Vauxhall’s sales hike in this month was the Vauxhall Astra which registered 5,462 new units in January, making it the third highest-selling car in Britain for this month.

The Astra was closely followed by the Vauxhall Corsa supermini which was overall the fourth best seller in January registering 5,178 units in total.

All this means that Vauxhall starts 2013 as currently the second highest selling new car manufacturer of all in the UK, after the first month of this year which has already witnessed improvement when compared to the brand’s performance in 2012.

The Vauxhall Astra family car currently starts from £12,995 in the hatchback specification, or £17,275 in the Sport Tourer estate bodystyle.

The Vauxhall Corsa supermini meanwhile, which challenges cars including the Ford Fiesta and the Seat Ibiza, is currently on the market from £9,495 in the three-door bodystyle, while five-door models start from £12,050.

Both the Astra and Corsa, along with the rest of the current Vauxhall model range are available now to UK motorists who visit one of Perrys Vauxhall Dealerships based across the country.

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