Registrations of Opel Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) climbed 25 percent to 51,500 units during the first half of 2015, boosting Opel LCV market share 0.56 percentage points to 4.03 percent. The also results represent a seven-year record for the Germany-based General Motors subsidiary.
All Opel LCV models posted increases in volume:
- Movano was up 34 percent to 10,000 units, an all-time best in both sales volume and segment share
- Vivaro was up 27 percent to 29,000 units, giving it the highest registration volume and the highest segment share in tis history
- Combo was up 15 percent to over 9,500 units, giving it its best result since 2011
- Corsavan was up 14 percent to roughly 3,000 units
“The outstanding half-year results show that our LCV strategy is working. The reworked Movano and the new Vivaro gave our newly assembled LCV team the ideal platform to increase of business,” said Steffen Raschig, Opel/Vauxhall Director Commercial Vehicles.
From a market perspective, Opel achieved its best-ever results for the first half of the year in Finland, Romania and Switzerland. The brand also achieved its best figures since 2011 in Norway, Portugal, along with the large LCV markets Germany and the UK.
In total, Opel posted increased LCV registrations in more than 22 European markets. The Rüsselsheim-based brand registered market share increase in 20 European markets.
Fortifying the LCV part of its business is a key pillar of Opel’s DRIVE! 2022 plan for growth. By 2022, Opel wants to nearly double its LCV sales, from more than 80,000 vehicles sold in 2013 to around 150,000 vehicles.