James Taylor has been appointed interim managing director of Stellantis UK brand Vauxhall.
It follows the May appointment of former MD Paul Wilcox to the role of Stellantis UK lead, with responsibility in the UK for Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Peugeot and Vauxhall.
Taylor, a highly experienced fleet executive, was appointed to the role of UK director for B2B sales at Stellantis back in August, a role which he will continue to fulfill during his interim MD role.
Speaking to Global Fleet Management, Taylor said: “While Paul Willcox takes on his new role in the wider Stellantis UK organization, I take the additional responsibility of leading the Vauxhall team, on an interim basis, in addition to my role as B2B director. Richard Roberts will also take over the additional responsibility on an interim basis of Vauxhall fleet director in addition to his current role as head of rental.”
The Stellantis UK business has restructured its fleet sales under Taylor, with leasing companies, large corporates and rental business managed at a group level, with SME fleet sales conducted at brand level.
The Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling car in the UK in June, and remains the best-selling car year to date, according to SMMT data.