Vauxhall Motors has consolidated its firm leadership at the head of the dualfuel sales table with the delivery of its 3,000th dualfuel vehicle this year.
This is the first time the 3,000 figure has been reached – and significantly it was the latest LPG/petrol dualfuel model, a Corsa, that set the record.
Initial sales target for this year was 3,100, but although the market has flattened due to the ongoing consultation period over road fuel gases, Vauxhall expects the figure to be nudging 4,000 by the end of the year.
Sales in 2002 were 2,390.
The Vauxhall Astra leads the sales table with 987 registrations. New Vectra Dualfuel registrations are 557.
In the important van market the award-winning Combo has seen 830 registrations and the Astravan 319.
"We are encouraged by the big rise in sales," said Ian Blinder, manager, special vehicles. "It confirms that our faith in the dualfuel concept was well placed. We were first in the marketplace and we intend to remain at the top of the sales table."
Vauxhall will shortly be presenting its evidence to the consultation into road gases, which will point up the continuing benefits of LPG.
Vauxhall has the widest range of dualfuel models, taking in Corsa, Astra, Astra Coupe, and Zafira cars and Combo and Astravans.
Vauxhall cars and vans use 1.2 litre, 1.6 8v, 1.6 16v and 1.8 litre engines.