October 21, 2018

Vauxhall celebrates 250,000 second generation Vivaros built in Luton

Vauxhall is celebrating the 250,000th second generation Vivaro built at it its manufacturing plant in Luton since it went into production in 2014.

The milestone Vivaro was handed over to BT Fleet Solutions, Vauxhall’s biggest Vivaro customer.

Vauxhall’s total Vivaro build, including the first generation model, is 1.2 million since production began in 2001. Of these, 274,020 have been sold in the UK, including over 14,000 so far this year.

“As a British brand since 1903, we are very proud to celebrate this milestone at our Luton manufacturing plant and handover the landmark vehicle to BT Fleet Solutions, our biggest Vivaro customer,” said Stephen Norman, Vauxhall’s managing director. “Our hardworking and dedicated workforce produce vehicles of exceptional quality so it is no surprise these British-built Vivaro vans are so successful in the marketplace.”

“I’m delighted to take delivery of the 250,000th Vivaro on behalf of BT” said Henry Brace, managing director of BT Fleet Solutions.

“We have purchased 25,000 Vivaros from Vauxhall over the past 14 years and they have served us well. As with all the 30,000 plus commercial vehicles on our fleet, we work very closely with manufacturers like Vauxhall to source the right product that is able to meet the needs of our people today and for the next five to seven years,” he continued.

Earlier this year, Groupe PSA announced its plan to produce a brand new, next generation Vivaro at Luton next year. Groupe PSA’s plan includes investment in the plant to increase its production capacity to 100,000 vehicles per year.