Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) delivered the same high level of worldwide sales in the first half of 2019 as the previous year, while in most European markets, it exceeded last year’s sales figures in the same period.
A total of 259,400 Transporter, Caddy, Amarok and Crafter models were shipped to customers all over the world between January and June.
With 182,800 deliveries to customers in Western Europe, last year’s deliveries were exceeded in the most important regions by 1.4 per cent.
Brand deliveries according to model ranges (January – June 2019):
T series: 103,300 vehicles (-3.5 per cent)
Caddy: 82,500 vehicles (-2.3 per cent)
Amarok: 37,200 vehicles (-9.2 per cent)
Crafter: 36,100 vehicles (+34.9 per cent)
In June 2019, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 44,400 vehicles worldwide (-10.0 per cent). This is due to the disproportionately high deliveries in June 2018 following the end of a temporary suspension of deliveries of T6 vehicles with passenger car registration.
Sales in Western Europe in the first six months of 2019 were influenced by the core markets, which are:
Germany: 68,100 vehicles (-0.3 per cent)
UK: 26,100 vehicles (+6.3 per cent)
Spain: 10,200 vehicles (+20.7 per cent)
France: 10,100 vehicles (+1.5 per cent)
Italy: 7,200 vehicles (+9.6 per cent)
In Eastern Europe, 23,900 vehicles were delivered to customers since the beginning of the year (+16.5 per cent).
In Mexico, the brand delivered 4,500 vehicles (+23.7 per cent) to customers, and 19,100 vehicles (-15.5 per cent) to customers in South America.
Since January, 11,700 vehicles were handed over to customers (+43.8 per cent) in Africa.
In the Asian-Pacific region 11,800 vehicles were handed over to customers
(-11.0 per cent); plus 5,500 vehicles (-49.3 per cent) in the Middle Eastern region.
As a stand-alone brand within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is responsible globally for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles, producing the Transporter, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok product lines.
In 2018, the brand sold around 500,000 light commercial vehicles, produced at its sites in Hannover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG). VWCV employs over 24,000 people globally, thereof approximately 15,000 at the Hannover site.