General Motors subsidiary Vauxhall was the largest-selling manufacturer in Scotland in 2015, a title it has held for eight consecutive years.
In 2015, Vauxhall attained an overall market share in the U.K.’s northmost country of roughly 15 percent, just as the subcompact Corsa was Scotland’s best-selling car with over 10,000 units sold during the year. In fact, the Corsa has been Scotland’s best-selling car for six out of the last seven years.
“The Scottish market is of great importance to Vauxhall,” said Gordon Hannen, Vauxhall’s Regional Operations Manager for Scotland. “We are delighted to be Scotland’s biggest-selling car manufacturer for the eighth year running and that Corsa is back where it belongs as Scotland’s best-selling car. We are confident the new Astra, in showrooms now, will contribute to Vauxhall holding its ranking at the top of the Scottish car charts.”
Vauxhall’s other new vehicle, the compact Astra launched last autumn and is already gaining ground on its rivals, with first deliveries just around the corner. The Brit-built five-door family hatch was recognized as 2015 Scottish Car of the Year at the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers’ annual awards. In addition, Vauxhall also won the Eco and Family car awards, and the firm’s new VIVA took the Compact car honors.
Vauxhall is the sister brand to Opel. Both wholly-owned General Motors subsidiaries market nearly identical vehicles, but Vauxhall is only present in the United Kingdom (and hence, offers its vehicles in right hand-drive) while Opel markets its vehicles in all European markets outside the UK.