Vauxhall sales rise in May
Vauxhall was one of few car makers to increase its car sales in Britain in the month of May when compared to last year.
According to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the British manufacturer sold 18,839 cars in May 2011, an increase from 17,771 cars when compared to last year.
Vauxhall also took a market share of 12.52 in May 2011, also an improvement on last year when it took an 11.61% in May 2010.
In the year to date, Vauxhall has sold in total 103,846 cars. This marks a slight improvement on last year’s performance, at this point last year the British brand had sold 103,261 cars overall.
Vauxhall also holds a 12.27% market share for the year to date, up from 11.3% held by the company at this time last year. Vauxhall remains the second best selling car manufacturer in the UK in the year to date.
Currently three models in the current Vauxhall range are amongst the top ten best selling cars of 2011. The Corsa, Astra and Insignia were all also amongst the best sellers in the month of May alone.
In total the Vauxhall Corsa has sold 30,792 units in the year to date, placing the supermini third in the overall best sellers.
The Vauxhall Astra is the fifth best selling car in the year to date, with 27,161 sales so far.
Meanwhile the Vauxhall Insignia is presently the sixth best seller 2011; the large family car has sold 20,021 units in the year to date.