- Opel / Vauxhall growing much stronger than the overall market
- Biggest growth amongst the top five passenger car brands
|Bestseller: Sales of the Opel Mokka SUV were up 17 percent in Europe.|
Opel/Vauxhall has started 2015 with a considerable increase in sales. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker posted figures of 72,200 cars sold throughout Europe in January – an increase of 7.4 percent – making Opel the fastest growing brand amongst the top five car brands in Europe. Opel outperformed the overall market that only grew by one percent. Opel’s share on the European vehicle market grew by more than 0.3 percent points to around 5.4 percent in January.
The company delivered notably improved figures in western European markets such as France (increase of around 34 percent), Italy (increase of around 29 percent), Spain (increase of around 23 percent), the UK (increase of around 13 percent) and Germany (increase of around 9 percent). Opel’s biggest growth came in Portugal where sales were up by almost two thirds. In total Opel increased its sales in 15 markets and the market share was up in 13 markets.
|New Opel Corsa achieved sales of almost 22,000 units an increase of about 45 percent|
|Opel ADAM around 4,500 units an increase of around one third compared to last year.|
|New Opel KARL|