As West Europe’s car market saw the 6th successive rise in a row, with February sales up 6.1 per cent, Opel-Vauxhall stands out as one of February’s most notable gainers. In pin-sharp contrast, AID’s exclusively compiled figures reveal that both the long-conquering Volkswagen brand and Korea’s Hyundai-Kia are February’s two biggest losers
During the recent years of famine in West Europe’s badly battered car sales arena, GM’s European Opel-Vauxhall offshoot had been written off as a basket case.
However, the company’s GM masters in the US, confronted with the far-reaching decision whether to throw in the towel or put some serious effort behind its troubled European offshoot, have clearly given the nod to stage a serious comeback.
That at least is the impression from February’s car sales picture in Western Europe, which shows GM’s Opel-Vauxhall division as one of the market’s most notable gainers, according to
AID’s exclusively compiled February car sales figures.
Opel’s February sales in Germany
compared to the same month last year
Clearly unwilling to slip further down the slippery slope without a fight, Opel-Vauxhall - following in the footsteps of its French Renault rival - is also fighting its way out of a tight corner.
In consequence, like Renault-Dacia, Opel-Vauxhall too stands out as one of the market’s most notable come back kids.
This February, AID figures reveal, GM’s European offshoot has comfortably outperformed the region’s recovering car market.
In a month that saw sales rise by a soothing 6.1 per cent, Opel-Vauxhall’s own sales comfortably outpaced West Europe’s already recovering car market with a double digit jump in sales.
That’s due in large measure to a major sales push effort in Germany. Here, figures reveal, Opel-Vauxhall’s sales in February rose three times faster than the overall market, paced in no small measure by an encouraging performance from its Mokka Crossover.
Opel’s February sales in Germany rose 13.8 per cent, thus boosting its German car sales share this February by more than half-a-percentage
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