Vauxhall vans march into pole position

Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has secured top spot in the retail market for March and year-to-date according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The Luton-based manufacturer sold an impressive 2,494 vans to small businesses last month.

"Coming number one in the market for March and year-to-date is a fantastic result for Vauxhall vans," said Richard Collier, Vauxhall's national commercial vehicles sales manager.

"I am very pleased we have maintained our number one position from last year into 2012. It goes to show that our market leading 4x4 offer of four years zero per cent finance, free servicing, warranty and AA cover has been a huge hit with our customers.

“Despite the economic climate there's still strong demand for our vehicles that offer low running costs reinforced by excellent manufacturer and retailer support."

The British-built Vivaro is also the best-selling van in the medium van segment with 3,531 registrations so far this year.

The latest edition to the Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles range - the all-new Combo - is due to make its UK show debut at the CV Show in Birmingham this month alongside the full Vauxhall van range.

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