Vauxhall tops June sales chart

Vauxhall became the best-selling automotive brand in Britain in June, with 33,161 sales, according to official figures released today.

The manufacturer sold 3,447 more units than its nearest competitor and gained a 14.88 per cent share of all registrations in June.

Private buyers gave a significant boost to the automaker’s sales figures, with over 67,000 vehicles registered to non-fleet customers in the first six months of the year.

Vauxhall revealed that the best seller of all was the Astra, while the Corsa, Vectra and Zafira also performed well, outselling the rivals in their respective classes.

A total of 10,425 Astras were registered last month, 29.6 per cent more than in June 2006, while 8,980 Corsas were purchased and 5,826 Vectras found buyers.

Bill Parfitt, Vauxhall’s managing director, said: "Reaching the number one sales position is a testament to the quality of our products and the strength of our retail network.

"Models such as the Astra and Corsa are clearly hitting the right spot with the public and it’s truly encouraging to see that there has been a sharp increase in sales to private customers. When retail buyers choose a Vauxhall it’s proof that we have got our range just right."

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