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VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: 75,000 VEHICLE DELIVERIES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

Mar 14, 2019

  • Growth of 13.4 per cent worldwide
  • 50,600 deliveries in Western Europe (+19.8 per cent)
  • T series and Crafter show significant growth

Hannover, 14 March 2019 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has delivered 75,000 vehicles worldwide in the first two months of the year. This is 8,900 vehicles more than in the same period last year (+13.4 per cent). The largest sales region was Western Europe. Here, with 50,600 vehicle deliveries, an increase of 19.8 per cent was achieved.

Europe
The strong delivery volume in Western Europe was primarily driven by the five core markets:

  • Germany: 19,700 vehicles (+26.6 per cent)
  • UK: 4,700 vehicles (+5.3 per cent)
  • Spain: 3,100 vehicles (66.8 per cent)
  • France: 2,600 vehicles (+6.2 per cent)
  • Italy: 2,000 vehicles (+8.1 per cent)

With 7,700 vehicle deliveries (+38.8 per cent) between January and February, the markets in Eastern Europe also made a significant contribution to the brand’s rising sales volume.

North and South America
In Mexico (North American market) and the South American markets, 7,700 vehicles were delivered, 1,200 fewer than in the same period of the previous year (-13.6 per cent).

Africa
At 4,100 vehicles, the delivery volume in Africa almost doubled compared with the two previous year’s months (+46.4 per cent).

Asia-Pacific
Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region fell by 10.9 per cent to 3,000 vehicles.

Middle East
The collapsed market in Turkey again had a major impact on the brand’s sales. With 1,800 vehicle deliveries, the volume in the Middle East almost halved (-43.4 per cent).

Brand deliveries by model range (January – February 2019):

  • T series: 27,800 vehicles (+37.9 per cent)
  • Caddy: 25,000 vehicles (-5.4 per cent)
  • Amarok: 12,200 vehicles (-4.4 per cent)
  • Crafter 10,000 vehicles (+46.9 per cent)

February
In February, VWCV delivered 35,500 vehicles worldwide (+12.2 per cent). Of these, 23,800 vehicles were delivered to customers in Western Europe (+14.5 per cent) – over a third (9,700 vehicles) were delivered to the German domestic market.

About the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand:
“We offer the best transport solutions for our customers worldwide.” Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is an independent brand of the Volkswagen Group and is responsible globally for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles, producing the Transporter, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok ranges. In consultation with its customers, Volkswagen Commercial

Vehicles draws up appropriate vehicle concepts, telematics and logistics solutions for the sparing use of resources at the highest possible level of efficiency. In 2018, the brand sold around 499,700 light commercial vehicles, which were produced at its sites in Hannover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG). VWCV employs over 24,000 people globally, of whom around 15,000 work at the Hannover site.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Communications Sales & Marketing
Lia Perenboom
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E-Mail: lia.perenboom@volkswagen.de
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