Finishing the year with a flourish, Vauxhall was also the UK’s best-selling car manufacturer in December with sales of 21,302 and a market share of 13.9%.
Overall performance in 2013 was also excellent with new model launches including ADAM, Mokka and the new Insignia range helping the company achieve total sales of 289,301 cars and vans.
Vauxhall, whose UK headquarters are in Luton, also enjoyed a bigger share of the market, up to 11.1%, meaning that the UK is now General Motors’ fourth largest market globally, as well as its largest in Europe.
It was another huge year for Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. Sales of the Luton-built Vivaro van, were up 34% on last year to 18,180.
Griffin-badged police cars are a common sight on British roads and Vauxhall is the number one supplier to police fleets with a substantial 80% market share of competitive segments.
Vauxhall chairman and managing director Duncan Aldred said: “With sales and market share up, it is a great way for Vauxhall to celebrate its 110th year of building and selling vehicles in Britain.
“We are also in the middle of a raft of new engine launches, which will continue for the next two years, making our products more refined, efficient and desirable for customers.
"One way or another, it is clear that Vauxhall will be a force to be reckoned with in 2014.”