Apr 5, 2016
Rüsselsheim/Luton. Ever since its introduction in 2001 the Opel Vivaro has been one the most popular vans in its segment (up to 2.9 tons permissible total weight, Van-D). Today the Opel/Vauxhall manufacturing plant in Luton (UK) witnessed another milestone in the flexible load master’s history with the 750,000th Vivaro rolling off the production line.
“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 is Opel’s best-selling light commercial vehicle. It has played a major role in the manufacturer’s impressive comeback in this sector, and 2015 was a record-breaking year for it: Vivaro sales were up by 38 percent, and the Vivaro has recorded the highest market share and the highest segment share since its introduction in 2001.
The Vivaro can be configured to meet just about every LCV need and its successful concept of providing diverse variants has been a hit with customers: it is available as a panel van, Combi, crew van or platform cab in various configurations and enables many transformations according to the a wide array of specific professional requirements. The Vivaro also combines the functionality of a commercial vehicle with the advantages of a mobile office on wheels as well as the design and comfort of a passenger car.
Not only the Vivaro has had a great success in 2015: Opel/Vauxhall were able to sell over 100,000 commercial vehicles last year, growing 24 percent versus 2014 – and significantly outgrowing the overall market, which was up 9 percent. The Vivaro’s light commercial vehicle siblings Movano and Combo were also increasingly popular with sales up 27 and 12 percent respectively. The Movano successfully followed the example set by the Vivaro and recorded the highest market share, the highest segment share and the highest volume since its introduction in 1998.
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