Strong growth in Western Europe for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has increased its sales of Amarok, Caddy, T5 and Crafter models in Western Europe by 6.2% during the first five months of the year.Total vehicles shipped increased to 117,500 from last year’s total of 110,600.
“The economic recovery in the Western European vehicle market is noticeable,” says Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for Sales and Marketing. “In our main sales markets customer demand for our highly successful models continues to grow – in May orders increased strongly again. Our production plants are running at full steam.”
In Germany, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ models recorded a growth of 3.1% to 45,200 units delivered (last year: 43,800). In Great Britain, shipments rose by 16.5% to 19,000 vehicles (last year: 16,300). In Spain, the brand achieved a rise of 43.1% to 3,900 vehicles (last year: 2,700).
In Eastern Europe, the brand’s shipments rose by 1.7% to 15,700 (last year: 15,500).
As a result of the difficult economic market environment in Brazil and the discontinuation of the T2, shipments of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in South America fell by 41.3% to 17,100 units (last year: 29,100).
Globally, the brand’s shipments fell by 3.3% to 178,400 light commercial vehicles (last year: 184,000).