VAUXHALL vans are number one choice for small businesses in the UK. In a record-breaking year for light commercial vehicle sales – with 375,687 registrations – Vauxhall was the best-selling manufacturer to small businesses and trades in the retail segment of the van market.

Though a competitive segment of the market, the Luton-based manufacturer sold 12,569 vehicles to small businesses. As a result, Vauxhall’s retail market share was an impressive 15.49 per cent according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

It was part of another successful year for the Brit-built Vivaro with more than 22,000 units sold.

For the first time, Vauxhall has sold more than 2,000 conversions built on Movano and Vivaro base vehicles. These included factory-built conversions such as dropsides, tippers and box vans, as well as Vauxhall-approved specialist conversions.

Andy Savage, Vauxhall’s national commercial vehicle sales manager, said “We are delighted to retain our crown in topping the retail van segment for the second successive year.”

“Vauxhall continues to provide customers with compelling offers supported by high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles with low running costs and superb manufacturer support.”