Commercial vehicle sales continue to grow in Europe like we are seeing here in Australia & New Zealand. Although we don’t have these vehicles on the market here one wonders if in time we may see them competing against Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and others in the commercial market.
Looking back to 2014 the Opel Commercials grew in a number of different countries when overall growth in Europe was at a modest 8%. Strongest growth came from, Ireland at over 50%, Poland over 20%, Finland over 19%, Spain over 12% and France at 11%.
|Opel’s Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) range is mainly made up of:
So 2015 has seen Opel & Vauxhall Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) become a success story, recording a 26% growth from 2014 to October this year with 85,000 vehicle sales in Europe.
The GM subsidiary stated that after just the first six months of this year, Opel was able to announce a result that exceeded their expectations. Recent figures showing that they have sold more LCVs for the ten months into 2015 than the whole of last year.
Opel has attributed the more than pleasing growth to the restructuring of its LCV operations, it has merged all its European LCV activities into one team with a plan to significantly expand the LCV side of the business as part of Opel’s DRIVE! 2022 growth strategy. What’s also impressive is that the new Vivaro now holds over 11% market share in its segment, while generating over 100,000 orders for the van since coming on to the market.