Luton – Vauxhall’s new line-up is continuing to grow in popularity in the retail car market as the British brand registered the largest private market share growth of any manufacturer so far this year, according to the latest new car registration figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Vauxhall has grown its private car sales market share from 4.06% to 6.22% versus the same period last year. The 2.16 percentage point market share increase is the highest of all manufacturers in the UK and comes as Vauxhall continues to offer new models, and a new simplified trim structure, across its line-up. The award-winning Corsa and Corsa-e were joined by the all-new Mokka and Mokka-e last year, featuring a bold new design and interior.
Vauxhall sales totalled 23,898 vehicles year-to-date (YTD) and represented 5.72% of the new car market.
Both the Corsa and Mokka were among the highest-selling vehicles in their segments during the crucial March plate change month, with Vauxhall selling more than 12,800 cars in March across both private and fleet buyers.
The Corsa remained the best-selling B-segment car in the UK, with 5,515 models sold in March, and 9,797 YTD – making it the best-selling car so far in 2022, having been the number one vehicle last year. The Mokka is also in the UK’s top ten best sellers, at ninth place, with 7,395 sold YTD.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “With the supply challenges presently facing the global car industry, it’s pleasing to see the rise in popularity of our new model line-up with the UK’s private car buyers as well as the Corsa firmly remaining the nation’s favourite. With the latest new versions of our Grandland and Astra models now arriving in the UK, we look forward to bringing yet more attainable design, innovation and electrification to British car buyers in the months to come”.
The Vauxhall Corsa is available with efficient petrol and diesel engines as well as with a fully electric powertrain. The Corsa-e is powered by a 50kWh battery and a 136PS (100kW) electric motor and is capable of up to 222 miles (WLTP test cycle) from a single charge. Capable of supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge takes just 30 minutes to complete.
The All-New Mokka was introduced last year and features Vauxhall’s bold and pure new design language, with its distinctive Vizor front end and Pure Panel interior. Like the Corsa, the Mokka is available with efficient petrol and diesel engines, as well as with a fully electric powertrain. The Mokka-e is powered by a 50kW battery and a 136PS (100kW) electric motor and can achieve up to 209 miles (WLTP test cycle) between charges. Using 100kW rapid chargers, an 80% charge takes 30 minutes to complete.
The entire Vauxhall passenger car range can be ordered entirely online via the Vauxhall Online Store. The Vauxhall Online Store brings the brand’s showroom experience straight into the comfort of buyers’ homes. Customers can arrange a live video viewing of their vehicle via the Vauxhall Virtual Showroom and proceed to the Online Store to configure their vehicle, personalise finance payments, and place an order, all from the comfort of their home.