433,500 light commercial vehicles sold worldwide – for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, that means growth of 24.2 per cent in the first ten months of 2011 (January – October 2010: 348,900). “The sales success of our brand this year has been more sustained and consistent than ever before”, points out Harald Schomburg, Member of the Brand Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for Sales and Marketing. “But we are still keeping a careful eye on the markets and analyzing the current general economic developments, so that we can react immediately to any fluctuations.”
With 131,500 deliveries worldwide (previous year: 104,400) and a rise of 25.9 per cent, the Caddy urban delivery vehicle range was again the brand’s top seller worldwide. 127,350 units were sold worldwide from the T5 Series, with its variants Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California, a rise of 7.3 per cent (previous year: 118,700). With 30,300 deliveries worldwide, the Crafter was 2.1 per cent up on the previous year (previous year 29,700). Sales volumes of the Amarok up to the end of October rose to 54,350 units (previous year: 14,300). The Pickup Saveiro, which is sold in South America, was 15 per cent up, at 68,500 units (previous year: 59,600), while the Brazilian classic T2 was just under the previous year’s level, with 21,500 deliveries (previous year: 22.200).
In Western Europe, from January to October, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 234,900 light commercial Vehicles, achieving a rise of 17.3 per cent (previous year: 200,200). Germany remained the biggest individual market, with 100,600 deliveries (previous year: 93,700 vehicles, up by 7.3 per cent). In Eastern Europe, sales rose by 41.9 per cent to 28,500 light commercial vehicles (previous year: 20,065). In this region, the brand scored particularly impressive successes in Russia, with 9,700 deliveries, growth of 90 per cent (previous year: 5,100) In the Middle East deliveries rose by 25 per cent to 24,500 units (previous year: 19,600). The high-volume region of South America was another success story too, with deliveries up by 27.3 per cent to 116,600 vehicles (previous year: 91,600).
“On most markets, we are achieving solid two-figure growth rates, due to the combination of technology fit for the future, good price-performance ratio, high quality, and consistent focus on our customers in cooperation with our importers and dealers”, as Schomburg is keen to emphasise.