Vauxhall claims no.1 van title for 11th year running

JonathanJune 25, 2013

Vauxhall has claimed the title of being the number one van manufacturer for the 11th year running, after building 58,000 vehicles in the UK last year.

It is now close to seeing its 900,000th Vivaro-type van roll off the production line at its Luton factory. It first started production a decade ago and has released 15,000 so far this year.

The Bedfordshire plant is also hoping to keep the title for a 12th year running and will build the next generation Vivaro from 2014.

So far this year, 12,500 vans have been sold by Vauxhall, with 4,800 going to small businesses at retail and a further 7,600 to fleet customers. The Vivaro is its second-highest selling van in its segment, while the Corsavan has seen a near-25 per cent rise in sales over the first five months of 2013 when compared with the same period last year.

The Corsavan could prove to be a popular choice for business van leasing and is available from £165.02 per month over a 48-month period. The 1.2 petrol version is capable of achieving 51.4 miles per gallon, with emissions of 129 CO2/KM.

The 1.3 CDTi 16V diesel model can achieve 67.3 miles per gallon and is nippy enough by taking 13.6 seconds to get from 0-62mph.

Corsavan drivers will benefit from the low running costs which are associated with the vehicle. It boasts a class-leading payload of 550kg and is one of the most fuel-efficient car-derived vans on the market. Furthermore, it also falls into group 1E when it comes to insurance, providing another way of saving money for motorists.

Vauxhall also believes that the Corsavan’s safe and predictable handling, spacious cabin and high levels of security will make it a favourite among companies. Start/stop technology boosts performance while also ensuring that fuel economy is kept to a minimum.

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