Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders this week have shown that Vauxhall sold the most amount of vans during 2012 compared to any other manufacturer. This means that Vauxhall is the favourite manufacturer for commercial vans for the second year in a row, and they also topped the monthly retail sales charts in March, April, September and December.
Around eleven thousand vans were sold by Vauxhall in 2012, meaning that its market share was an impressive 16.11%. Vauxhall claimed that its success was down to its great deals including four years’ 0% APR finance, four years’ free servicing, a four year warranty, and four years’ AA cover, which they are planning to continue into 2013, meaning that the popularity of Vauxhall vans is sure to stay. The British built Vauxhall Vivaro also managed to top the retail medium van segment for the second year in the row, which is great news for the UK car manufacturing industry.
Unsurprisingly, the firm was delighted to find out that they gained the lead in the market for the second year in the row, with Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s national commercial vehicle sales manager saying: “Despite an increasingly competitive market, Vauxhall continues to provide customers with compelling offers supported by high-quality, fuel-efficient vans with low running costs and superb manufacturer support.”
The fact that Vauxhall offers so many after-care services and deals means that van owners only need to cover the costs of the initial deposit and van insurance and then they can be on the road straight away. This could be one of the reasons why Vauxhall is the UK’ largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles and built half a million units last year alone. Furthermore, the company not only lead the market in commercial vehicle sales, but also took the number one spot overall for car registrations in December, with a 13.7% market share.