12 April 2012
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: Best Ever First Quarter
- Europe's leading manufacturer of LCVs exceeds last year's high level of sales by
7.9 percent, achieving 130,700 deliveries worldwide
Hannover — In the period from January to March 2012 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continued to achieve even higher levels of deliveries. With deliveries up by 7.9 percent, the Brand has followed up and improved on last year's growth trend. In the first quarter of the current business year, Europe's leading manufacturer of LCVs made a total of 130,700 deliveries worldwide from its complete range of light commercial vehicles (Q1 2011: 121,200 deliveries). This was the Brand's best ever deliveries result for a first quarter year.
In the first quarter of 2012 it was the T5 which proved the highest-volume model, with a growth of six percent to 39,800 deliveries worldwide (Q1 2011: 37,500). At 36,200 vehicles, worldwide deliveries of the Caddy remained on the high level of the previous year (Q1 2011: 36,500). The Crafter increased its worldwide deliveries by 40.2 percent to 11,500 units (Q1 2011: 8,200). In the first quarter the Amarok also successfully boosted its deliveries figures by 36 percent, achieving 18,900 vehicles worldwide (Q1 2011: 13,900).
Deliveries in Western Europe from January to March 2012 went up by 7.5 percent to 70,200 vehicles (Q1 2011: 65.300). The Brand's highest-volume market was Germany, with 28,900 deliveries to customers (Q1 2011: 25,900 vehicles), representing an increase of 11.5 percent. In Eastern Europe deliveries grew by 39.2 percent to 10,100 vehicles (Q1 2011: 7,300). The highest volume region outside Europe was once again South America, with a deliveries result of 33,400 vehicles (Q1 2011: 32,900). Other non-European regions also showed growth rates in high double figures, particularly due to the growth of Amarok deliveries. Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region went up by 65 percent, and in Africa they increased by 44.8 percent.