November 16, 2012

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles deliveries up by 5 per cent worldwide in October

From January to October, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand delivered 455,400 urban delivery vehicles, transporters and pickups to customers all over the world. Compared to the corresponding period last year (January-October 2011:
433,700) this represents an increase of five per cent.

Amarok deliveries achieved 22.5 per cent growth, to 66,500 vehicles (January-October 2011: 54,300). Crafter deliveries rose by 32.5 per cent to 40,400 vehicles (January-October 2011: 30,500). Results for the T5 series improved worldwide by 4.2 per cent, to 132,700 deliveries (January-October 2011: 127,400). Worldwide deliveries of the Caddy were down by 2.8 per cent to 127,800 units (January-October 2011: 131,400).

In Western Europe including Germany, deliveries of the Brand were up by 1.1 per cent to 237,600 vehicles in January to October 2012 (January-October 2011: 235,100). In Eastern Europe deliveries to the end of October rose by 20.5 per cent to 34,200 vehicles (January-October 2011: 28,400).

In the first ten months of 2012, Germany was Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' largest-volume market in Europe, with a growth of 3 per cent to 103,600 customer deliveries (January-October 2011: 100,600).
"The delivery results of our brand are solid and stable," emphasizes Bram Schot, Member of the Executive Management for Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand. "We are observing the markets very closely and are acting deliberately."

In South America, deliveries were up by 4.1 per cent to 121,400 light commercial vehicles and pickups (January-October 2011: 116,600). Deliveries of the Saveiro went down by 4.4 per cent to 65,500 (January-October 2011: 68,500), results for the T2 improved by 3.9 per cent to 22,400 deliveries (January-October 2011: 21,500).

In Africa, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles boosted deliveries by 18.1 per cent to 16,000 units; in the Asia-Pacific region the Brand succeeded in increasing its delivery volume by 59.3 per cent to 15,100 vehicles.


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