April 28, 2017
Vauxhall vans are the vehicles of choice for small retailers in the UK. After a record-breaking year in which 375,687 new vans were registered, Vauxhall ended up as the best-selling van manufacturer to small business in the retail section of the van market.
Despite the retail section being one of the most competitive, Luton-based Vauxhall sold over 12,500 vans to small businesses. This resulted in a 15.49 retail market share for the British manufacturer, according to data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – culminating in another successful year for the British-built Vauxhall Vivaro with over 22,000 units sold.
And for the first time ever, Vauxhall managed to sell more than 2,000 conversions built on Vivaro and its larger Movano base vans. These include dropsides, tippers and box vans as well as Vauxhall-approved specialist conversions.
Andy Savage, National commercial vehicle sales manager for Vauxhall, said: “We are delighted to retain our crown in topping the retail van segment for the second successive year. Vauxhall continues to provide customers with compelling offers supported by high-quality, fuel efficient vehicles with low running costs and superb manufacturer support.”
The Vauxhall Vivaro is one of Britain’s favourite vans, and it’s not hard to see why. Its 1.6-litre diesel engine is well-refined with plenty of torque and excellent fuel economy. Standard equipment includes electric windows and mirrors, digital radio and ESP stability control.
What’s more, the Vivaro’s clever FlexCargo bulkhead (Vauxhall’s name for the load-through flap) extends load lengths right up to 4.15metres.
Built in Britain to the toughest standards, the Vivaro is robust and reliable – designed to perform and engineered to last. The cabin is well-equipped with a range of convenient features like Bluetooth and USB connectivity, steering-wheel mounted controls and a dual front passengers’ bench seat.
Other great features include a wide-angle blind spot mirror for additional visibility and selective door locking so you can lock the cab while working from the rear.
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