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Opel’s Sales Increases Through May Better Than All of 2015

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Opel Astra

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Opel and Vauxhall’s sales were up 12% in May, totaling 102,600 vehicles delivered for the month. While that figure in and of itself would be impressive, it becomes even more considerable when one takes into account that May’s numbers push the overall volume increase for the brands in Europe over the first five months of 2016 to 8%, or approximately 38,500 vehicles. That would make the growth seen through May 2016 greater than the total volume increase in all of 2015.

In a word: yowza.

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For comparison, the European vehicle market is up 6.8% through five months. Opel’s market share has also grown in the past five months, gaining 0.1 percentage points for a total of 5.9% to-date.

As one might reasonably expect, the new Opel Astra has been the foremost driver of growth, with sales up 22% through May at a total greater than 113,500 units.

“The strong growth is the result of our young and attractive model portfolio. The new Astra is one of the keys to our success and we have already received over 200,000 orders for it from across Europe. The new Mokka X has been available for order for a few days and it will continue the success story of the shooting star Mokka. We are on the right track,” said Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales.

Opel also revealed this month that the new Mokka will carry a starting price of €18,990 for the base and €21,690 for Edition trim.

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