According to preliminary numbers, sales of General Motors’ mainstream European brand, Opel, totaled 114,100 vehicles in September 2015. That represents an increase of 4.7 percent or 5,200 vehicles, on a year-over-year basis, enabling market share to grow 6.21 percent.
“Our new models suit the taste of our customers across Europe”, said Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group. “We are continuing to grow – despite pulling out of the Russia market and we are optimistic for the upcoming months. The feedback we have received on our new Astra, which will only celebrate its dealer premiere in Germany on October 10 and 11, is great. It will give our product offensive an additional boost”.
In addition, September registrations for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) were up around 42 percent to more than 11,300 units compared to September 2014. By comparison, the overall LCV market grew 7 percent during the same time frame.