The FINANCIAL — Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 273,300 light commercial vehicles to customers globally from January to July inclusive. This equates to an increase of 6.4 per cent.
In Western Europe, deliveries rose to 188,400 light commercial vehicles. During the first seven months of this year, 71,200 vehicles were handed over to customers in Germany (+7.6 per cent). Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also increased sales in the European volume markets of Spain (+33.3 percent to 8,200 vehicles), Italy (+32.6 per cent to 6,400 vehicles) and France (+18.1 per cent to 11,300 vehicles). In Eastern Europe the brand achieved a rise of 12.5 per cent with 19,300 vehicles delivered, according to Volkswagen.
Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand said, “The European markets as well as the T and Caddy model series contributed to the increase of deliveries. The markets in the Middle East, South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions remain a challenge.”
Due to continuing general difficulties, vehicle deliveries declined in the markets of South America went down 2.1 per cent to 20,700 vehicles. In Brazil, shipping sank to 5,400 cars (- 2.4 per cent). In Argentina Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles rose to 12,300 deliveries (-12.8 per cent). In Africa (-6.5 per cent to 8,600 vehicles), Asia-Pacific (-4.5 per cent to 12,800 vehicles) and the Middle East (-3.8 per cent to 19,100 vehicles) deliveries went down as well.
Overview of world-wide deliveries according to model series:
– 114,800 T-series vehicles (102,700; +11.8 per cent)
– 90,200 Caddy series vehicles (83,800; +7.7 per cent)
– 41,400 Amarok series vehicles (42,800; -3.2 per cent)
– 26,900 Crafter series vehicles (27,700; -2.8 per cent)