Opel is firing on all cylinders it seems. An award-winning streak, including praise for its all-new Astra, the GT Concept with internet-breaking beauty, and its light commercial vehicles (LCV) have seen an increase in sales. To add to all this buzz and excitement, the automaker’s manufacturing facility in Luton has just recently produced its 750,000th Vivaro, which is quite the milestone.
“Seven hundred and fifty thousand is an impressive number for the Vivaro especially in this hard-fought market segment,” said Steffen Raschig, Opel/Vauxhall Director Commercial Vehicles. “The Combo, Vivaro and Movano are an important part of our growth strategy. We are on target to increase unit sales of these products by around 80 percent by 2022, from 83,000 light commercial vehicles sold in 2013 to 150,000 units in 2022,” he added.
The Vivaro itself has been quite a success, it’s in fact Opel’s best-selling LCV, with sales increase of 38 percent in 2015. Opel’s LCV sales in total went up by 24 percent, the highest European LCV market share since 2008. The Movano and Combo LCVs were also increasingly popular with sales up 27 and 12 percent, respectively.