With a nearly ten per cent increase in deliveries to customers, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) started successfully into the fiscal year 2019. 125,600 light commercial vehicles have been marketed worldwide.
125,600 vehicles imply worldwide growth of 9.4 per cent 87,600 deliveries in Western Europe (+13.3 per cent) T series and Crafter with high double digit growth.
Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing, Heinz-Jürgen Löw says: “This is the best first quarter result we have ever achieved in our brand history. Worldwide, our products performed great once again. Together with our dealers we are delighted about this all-time-high.”
In total, in the first quarter of 2019, 87,600 vehicles were handed over from VWCV to customers in Western Europe (previous year: 77,350; +13.3 per cent). In the German domestic market the deliveries increased by 15.8 per cent to 32,700 vehicles (previous year: 28,300).
• UK: 12,600 vehicles (-0.2 per cent)
• Spain: 4,800 vehicles (+51.2 per cent)
• France: 4,600 vehicles (+7.2 per cent)
• Italy: 3,400 vehicles (+16.6 per cent)
The markets in Eastern Europe also made a significant contribution to the brand’s rising sales volume with 12,100 vehicle deliveries (previous year: 8,900; +35.8 per cent) from January until March.
North and South America
In Mexico (North American market) 1,900 vehicles were delivered (+6.7 per cent). A slight decline in deliveries were registered in South America with 1,400 fewer delivered vehicles than in the same previous year quarter (-12.9 per cent).
Africa and Asia-Pacific
The delivery volume in Africa increased with 6,100 vehicles by 39.6 per cent. The deliveries in the Asian-Pacific region decreased by 11.2 per cent to 5,200 vehicles.
The collapsed market in Turkey has still a major impact on the brand’s sales. With 3,000 vehicle deliveries, the volume in the Middle East almost halved (-44.8 per cent).
Brand deliveries according to series (January – March 2019):
T series: 49,100 vehicles (+21.3 per cent)
Caddy: 40,000 vehicles (-6.3 per cent)
Amarok: 18,900 vehicles (-4.3 per cent)
Crafter 17,600 vehicles (+47.2 per cent)
In March, VWCV delivered 50,600 vehicles worldwide (+4.0 per cent). Of these, 37,000 vehicles were delivered to customers in Western Europe (+5.4 per cent) – 13,000 vehicles were delivered to the German domestic market (+2.5 per cent).