Dec 7, 2015
Rüsselsheim. Opel’s upward trend is continuing: The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker recorded significant growth in Europe last month and successfully passed the one million sold vehicles mark in November. With that, Opel and British sister brand Vauxhall are well on the way to improving their sales and market share in 2015 for the third consecutive year.
In the period from January to November 2015 Opel/Vauxhall’s new car registrations in Europe grew by more than 38,000 units to more than one million vehicles according to preliminary figures. In November alone Opel recorded sales growth of around 9,800 units. Market share increased by more than 0.5 percentage points to 5.89 percent. In the period from January to November, market share improved to 5.81 percent.
Opel was able to increase its sales volume in more than 19 European markets including Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, Poland and Denmark in the course of the year.
The all-new Opel Astra was one of the pillars of success even though it was only introduced in most European markets in November. To date more than 65,000 orders have been received for the best Opel ever.
The development of the Light Commercial Vehicles business is also very pleasing. From January through November, Opel’s LCV business grew by more than 25 percent compared to last year while the European market grew only less than 10 percent.
“We are on track and our model offensive is bearing fruits. Models such as the Mokka and the ADAM are bullseyes“, said Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales and Aftersales of the Opel Group. “Next year we will launch the Astra Sports Tourer and some other new products.”
Opel will systematically continue the biggest model offensive in the history of the company. From 2016 to 2020, the Rüsselsheim-based manufacturer will bring 29 new models to market.
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