Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recorded a significant growth of 7.0 per cent in the first six months of the year with worldwide deliveries of urban delivery vans, transporters and pick-ups totalling 238,800.
Particularly successful during this period was the T model range with 100,300 vehicles delivered (+12.9 per cent). In the month of June alone, the brand lay well ahead of last year’s figures with 43,700 vehicles delivered (+13.3 per cent).
Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles responsible for Sales and Marketing: “We are delighted by the good result for the first six months. It shows that our models are in great demand among our customers and that our sales measures are taking effect. We are working hard to maintain this course in the second half of the year as well.”
In the home market of Germany, 61,600 vehicles were handed over to customers in the first two quarters (+5.6 per cent). The key European markets of Spain (up 32.7 per cent to 7,000 vehicles), Italy (up 29.1 per cent to 5,600 vehicles) and France (up 23.1 per cent to 9,900 vehicles) recorded even greater increases.
In Eastern Europe, 16,700 vehicles were delivered. This is equivalent to an increase of 9.7 per cent.
Growth was also recorded in the regions of North America (up 22.5 per cent to 3,500 vehicles), the Middle East (up 6.2 per cent to 17,100 vehicles) and South America (up 0.9 per cent to 18,000 vehicles).
Due to the continuing difficult conditions, deliveries up to the end of June fell by 8.7 per cent to 7,500 vehicles in Africa and by 5.5 per cent to 11,100 vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region.
Deliveries of the brand in the first half-year by model range:
• 100.300 vehicles from the T model range (88,800; +12.9 per cent)
• 78,800 vehicles from the Caddy range (74,000; +6.6 per cent)
• 36,400 vehicles from the Amarok range (36,700; -0.8 per cent)
• 23,300 vehicles from the Crafter range (23,700; -1.9 per cent)