Hannover, 8 February 2016: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has recorded a positive start to the new year with 31,200 vehicles delivered to customers around the world. This surpasses the result for the same month a year earlier by 2.1 per cent. Deliveries in Western Europe at 21,000 vehicles were significantly above last year’s level (19,500; +8.0 per cent).
The brand recorded increases in France with 1,200 deliveries (900; +31.5 per cent), Spain with 800 units (600;+29.8 per cent) and Italy with 800 vehicles delivered (600; +24.2 per cent). In Germany, 7,800 lightweight commercial vehicles were delivered in the first month of the year (7,600; +2.8 per cent).
Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand responsible for Sales and Marketing, said: “The good start in January makes us confident that the demand for our models will also remain steady in the following months. It’s especially pleasing to see the growth in the European core markets.”
In the Middle East with 2,000 deliveries, 26.6 per cent more vehicles were delivered to customers than in the equivalent period last year (1,600). Turkey is the largest sales market here with 1,700 vehicles delivered (1,300; +29.9per cent). Deliveries in Eastern Europe fell up to the end of January by 7.4 per cent to 2,300 vehicles (2,500).
In South America, the number of commercial vehicles delivered by the brand went down by 10.6 per cent to 3,100 (3,500). In Brazil, 1,000 vehicles were delivered (900; +3.2 per cent). The Argentinean market lost per cent with a figure of 1,800 deliveries (2,100).
Worldwide, customer deliveries of the Caddy and T model ranges increased. Below is a summary of the figures: