Vauxhall vans are the number one choice for small businesses 0
There were over 2,000 vans registered in September of this year (According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). It was also reported that 9,382 commercial vehicles have been sold so far this year. The highly anticipated revamped Vauxhall Combo is set to enhance the company’s commercial vehicle line-up in 2012.Richard Collier, the Vauxhall National Commercial Vehicles Sales Manager said the success was due to a high demand in efficient vehicles. He said “September proved to be yet another excellent month for Vauxhall van sales. It is a great news for Vauxhall that despite the uncertain economic outlook there’s still strong demand for fuel efficient, high quality vans with low running costs and excellent manufacturer support.”
A previous blog post from us titled “Vauxhall head full of praise for UK factories” mentioned how the 500,000th Vauxhall Vivaro was produced at the companies Luton’s plant. The next phase of the van will also be produced at the factory, securing jobs and indicating the company’s intentions to keep the progress up. It has been reported that the Luton factory have indeed won the contract to produce the next set of Vauxhall vans.
Richard Collier, the National commercial vehicles sales manager stated the reasons why people are turning towards Vauxhall vans. He was quoted to have said “It’s great news for Vauxhall that despite the uncertain economic outlook there’s still strong demand for fuel-efficient, high-quality vans with low running costs and excellent manufacturer support,”
Paul Everitt, the Chief Executive of the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has spoken positively about the commercial vehicle market. He said “Confidence returned to the commercial vehicle market in 2011 and the September market continues the upward trend, growing 8.8% on last year.” The fact that the market is heavily trending towards fuel efficiency is another reason as to why the van has been so successful according to Everitt. He said “The future state of the economy is certainly a concern, but it’s clear that owners and operators are currently investing in new, fuel-efficient vehicles to help weather the storm of high fuel prices.”
Vauxhall vans are selling very well at present. With the second generation of the Vivaro due we are that success will continue into the future.