The people of Scotland appear to have a special love for Vauxhall, the GM brand has for the 5th year running sold more cars in Scotland than any other manufacturer. In total Vauxhall sold 26,901 units in Scotland in 2010, its nearest rivals were short by 7,000 models!
Recently launched cars like the new Vauxhall Astra and Vauxhall Meriva contributed heavily to the car makers success, but the ever green Vauxhall Corsa again done very well. In fact 2010 was the fourth consecutive year that the Vauxhall Corsa has taken the car sales crown in Scotland. The Vauxhall Astra was the second best-selling model, registering 8,384 sales.
Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Managing Director said, "2010 has been yet another landmark year for us in Scotland. We really appreciate the high level of customer loyalty north of the border, backed up by a first-class dealer network. Vauxhall is going from strength to strength at the moment and we're looking forward to revealing a raft of new, exciting models during 2011, including the new-look Corsa, coming next month."
Vauxhall reported good sales figures for the rest of the UK too, the release of the new Vauxhall Astra at the start of 2010 led to the range becoming the best-selling retail car overall. Both the Vauxhall Insignia and Vauxhall Zafira led their respective market segments. The Vauxhall Insignia was also the most popular fleet purchase in the mid-size sector.
Scottish customers can expect to see more Vauxhalls; the brand has an aggressive line up of releases due in the next 12-18 months. New models include the new-look Vauxhall Corsa, the storming, V8-powered Vauxhall VXR8 super-saloon, a new Vauxhall Zafira and a new 3-door Vauxhall Astra is waiting in the wings. The Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle will launch in Europe later this year and be available in the UK in around 13 months' time.