Big improvement in Vauxhall’s first quarter sales

According to figures recently released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), a total of 50,068 new Vauxhall cars were registered in dealerships throughout the UK in March this year.

This represents a 19.16 per cent increase over the March 2013 figure, when Vauxhall had sold 42,017 new models.

Furthermore, the British automobile manufacturer managed to obtain 10.77 per cent of the UK car market in March 2014. In the process Vauxhall beat close rivals including Peugeot, Volkswagen and Nissan.

The year-to-date sales figures make for impressive reading as well. A total of 74,292 new Vauxhall models have been registered in UK-wide dealerships when combining the first three months of the year.

That represents a 7.32 per cent increase from this time last year when a total of 69,227 new Vauxhall cars had been registered in the UK market.

Furthermore, Vauxhall has so far claimed 10.80 per cent of the UK car market for the year-to-date. This means that Vauxhall has once again performed better than aforementioned rival brands.

Helping Vauxhall’s cause for increased sales and market share figures was its best-selling Corsa supermini.

In March, the Vauxhall Corsa was the UK’s second third best selling new car, with 16,231 new Corsa models registered in UK dealerships. A total of 23,839 new Corsa models have been bought in the UK so far this year-to-date, placing the supermini in third-place spot overall for 2014 so far.

Also making the two best-selling lists, for monthly and year-to-date sales, was the Vauxhall Astra family car.

The Vauxhall Astra took fifth place on the monthly best-selling list, in March 2014, by registering 11,359 models sold. Furthermore, the Astra is also in fifth spot on the best selling models in the year-to-date list with 17,465 new units registered in UK dealerships so far this year.

With the switch over to the new ‘14’ registration plate this March, and new models arriving later this year, Vauxhall will aim for further sales boosts later in 2014.

Later in 2014 Vauxhall is also expanding its stylish ADAM city car range with new and unique derivatives. A new and frugal 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, delivering sub-100g/km CO2 emissions, will also join the ADAM range later this year.