Opel has said that its sales in April were up 4%, boosted by a strong gain in Germany.
Opel said it sold around 92,700 vehicles across Europe in April, an increase of around 3,600 units or 4%.
GM said the growth last month was especially strong in Germany. In Opel’s home market, sales were up around 7% in April and the brand had an April market share of 7.26% – its highest April market share in the passenger car segment since 2011.
In the period from January to April, Opel sales increased by 3.3% whereas the overall European automotive market only grew by 2.6%.
Opel said that the Mokka and Corsa accounted for strong sales growth in April (up 30% and 20% respectively).
“Our sales outperformed the market despite the conditions remaining difficult. This is further proof of the impact our product offensive is having,” said Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group. “We expect further growth from KARL, our mobility and service assistant Opel OnStar and the new Astra that we will present at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.”