Opel Sales Up 22 Percent in Germany in January
Opel’s passenger car sales in Germany were up 22% in January, the brand’s best result in its native country since 2008. Opel sold approximately 16,500 passenger cars in January, also helping to grow the brand’s market share by 1.2 percentage points to 7.6% and its highest share of the passenger car market in Germany since 2008.
“We managed to take the momentum into January after posting good 2015 end of year results. We really got off to a perfect start: our product offensive is paying dividends. We expect a further boost from the Astra Sports Tourer which will be delivered in Germany as of April,” said Jürgen Keller, Opel’s Executive Director Sales, Marketing & Service Germany.
The Astra was Opel’s top seller in January, moving 1,700 units and increasing 120% year-over-year. Since debuting in October, more than 100,000 orders have been placed for the Astra throughout Europe.
Also growing considerably in January was the Opel Meriva, which was up by 22% with a total of 1,300 units sold and secured the top spot in the MPV B-Segment for the month.