Vauxhall continued its strong UK sales performance in January, increasing its total sales volume by almost 50% compared to last year, according to the latest new car and van registration figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
10,743 Vauxhall cars and vans were registered in January, an increase of 48.4% in a market that was up 8%. Vauxhall’s overall market share has increased by 1.73 percentage points compared to last year, rising to 6.42%.
The Mokka Electric was the best-selling electric B-SUV in January with 606 registered, while the Mokka, in petrol guise, was the third best-selling B-SUV, with 2,272 registrations. Vauxhall’s passenger car market share in January has increased by 1.85 percentage points compared to last year, rising to 5.83%. This represents 8,327 car registrations in the month – a 59% increase in a market that saw passenger car volumes increase by 8% overall.
Vauxhall’s share of the LCV market also increased by 1 percentage point compared to last year, rising to 9.85% with 2,416 registrations in January – making Vauxhall the third best-selling LCV manufacturer in the UK.
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall’s continued sales growth is testament to our commitment to offering accessible electric mobility, as demonstrated through our Electric Streets of Britain initiative to progress the UK’s on-street charging infrastructure. These figures represent a strong start to the year for the brand, and we look forward to delivering more practical and attainable vehicles for our customers, especially those who are looking to make the transition to electric cars and vans.”
For more details on Vauxhall’s campaign to improve on-street electric vehicle charging, visit www.electricstreets.co.uk