The break up of GMUK Fleet, which had supplied contract hire and fleet lease deals for the GM family of marques, is almost complete after Vauxhall confirmed that from will become Vauxhall Fleet from February 18.
The move follows the restructuring of GM’s European-based operations and sees Vauxhall Fleet return to the centre of the company’s approach to fleet customers.
Saab, whose fleet deals were also offered through GMUK Fleet, is currently in discussion with Spyker Cars while Chevrolet has already ended its association with GMUK Fleet and is now following an independent path that includes a brand-specific fleet sales approach.
Vauxhall and Chevrolet will continue to have shared parentage with General Motors, but the two brands will operate in the UK independently.
The Vauxhall Fleet team will continue to handle all fleet activities and enquiries relating to Saab as it transitions to new ownership, while GMUK will continue to stand behind its obligations with regard to Saab servicing and warranty issues in the UK market.
“Clearly, these are exciting times for Vauxhall,” said fleet sales director, Maurice Howkins.