Paul Adler, brand manager for Vauxhall, Saab and Chevrolet fleet sales, presented an overview of global car sales and opportunities in the Asia/Pacific region.
He said: ‘This is entirely in line with our expectations. Vauxhall’s strategy has been to pull out of short cycle business to keep up residual values. Diesel has been going like a train but we’re starting to see a slowdown.’
Saab and Vauxhall cars are more likely to be on drivers’ shopping lists.
‘Non-owner consideration is on the up,’ said Adler.
Chevrolet’s Paul Phillips introduced the all-new Captiva sport utility vehicle. He said: ‘Nobody can say this car is a Daewoo with a Chevrolet badge.’
Commenting on Chevrolet’s 2005 worldwide sales of 4.2 million, Phillips said: ‘A Chevrolet is sold every eight seconds.’