Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles records a significant growth of 9.6 per cent from January to October with 390,900 worldwide deliveries. High increases were recorded by: the T model range with 163,000 vehicles delivered (+17.1 per cent) and de Caddy model range with 131,500 vehicle deliveries (+15 per cent). In the month October alone, the brand lay well ahead of last year’s figures with 40,200 vehicles delivered (+14.3 per cent). Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers are proving a hit with Irish customers with sales forecast to rise 43% on 2015, with numbers of new Caddys and Transporters hitting the road set to soar 50% and 40% respectively.
“We are glad to see a continuously positive development in Western Europe, proving our work leads to positive results. That is why we expect strong delivery results for the full year 2016”, explains Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles responsible for Sales and Marketing explained. The development of the declining markets such as South America stays challenging, Schot continues.
In Germany, 102,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in the first three quarters of the year (+12.2 per cent). The key European markets of Italy (+49.9 per cent to 9,200 vehicles), Spain (+35.2 per cent to 11,000 vehicles), France (+21.6 per cent to 15,900 vehicles) and Great Britain (+1.2 per cent to 41,500 vehicles) recorded great increases, too. In Eastern Europe, 28,100 vehicles were delivered. This is equivalent to an increase of 12.4 per cent. Outside Europe, growth was also recorded in North America (+21.7 per cent to 6,600 vehicles) and South Africa (+1.5 per cent to 7,200 vehicles).
Deliveries fell by 11.1 per cent to 27,600 vehicles in South America, by 1.5 per cent to 12,500 vehicles in Africa, by 1.2 per cent to 18,000 vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region and by 1.6 per cent to 27,900 in the Middle-East.