Vauxhall Tops New Car Sales Results

Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall dominated UK car sales last month with a total of 9,812 cars registered, nearly 2,300 more than that achieved by any other manufacturer.

Led by the Vauxhall Corsa, which recorded sales of 2,617, Vauxhall ended February 2011 with five models in the top ten. The Vauxhall Astra - which now includes the British-built Sports Tourer - was the second best-selling Vauxhall, followed by the Vauxhall Insignia, Zafira and Meriva.

Vauxhall also blitzed three individual sectors: mid-size, with the Vauxhall Insignia; compact MPV, with the Vauxhall Zafira and Meriva; and small-car with the Vauxhall Corsa.

With the exception of the Vauxhall Zafira, all Vauxhall's top-ten models have come to market in the last two years and each has rapidly grown within its respective class. In 2010, the Vauxhall Astra was the UK's best-selling retail car, while both the Vauxhall Insignia and Vauxhall Zafira led their segments overall, with the Insignia proving the most popular fleet purchase in the mid-size class.

But British buyers haven't just been attracted by the strength and breadth of Vauxhall's model line-up. The company's Lifetime Warranty has also provided buyers of new and selected Network Q used cars with a level of reassurance which is unique in the market, enhancing the appeal of every car in the range.

"Vauxhall is making headway like never before in the British car market," said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Managing Director. "Last month proved that we are now capable of attracting more customers than any other manufacturer, and this is down to the strength of our products, their competitive pricing and a warranty on every new car which has the potential to last a lifetime. We're also confident that our sponsorship of the Home Nations football will help us to engage with new customers, who may never have considered buying a Vauxhall before."

Published 7 March 2011 Staff

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