- In the whole of Europe, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles boosted its deliveries to customers to 104,900 lightweight commercial vehicles from January to April 2014 (previous year: 97,800; + 7.2 percent).
- Worldwide the deliveries stood at 166,000 delivered vehicles, thus 2.4 percent below the level of the previous year (prior year: 170,100).
In the Western Europe vehicle markets, sales of the brand rose by 7.4 percent from January to April 2014, to 92,300 vehicles (prior year: 85,900).
In Germany, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles posted a jump in sales of 3.3 percent to 34,300 deliveries (previous year: 33,200). Significant increases in deliveries were achieved in the United Kingdom with a plus of 19.5 percent to 15,250 vehicles (previous year: 12,800) and in Spain with a ramp up of 43.4 percent to 3,000 vehicles (prior year: 2,100).
“The sales of our products in Europe is developing really well. In particular in Western Europe, all of our model ranges are definitely in demand,” explained Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for Sales and Marketing. “For the T5 and Caddy, our order books are so filled up that we have to put in extra shifts to get the work done. The strong demand carries forward the success story of our products and confirms the high practical value they have for our customers.”
In Eastern Europe, deliveries of the brand increased by 5.8 per cent to 12,600 vehicles (previous year: 11,900). Stimuli for growth also came from Africa with 6,500 vehicle deliveries (previous year: 6,300; +2.6 percent), from the Asia-Pacific region with 6,950 deliveries (previous year: 6,200: +12.3 percent), as well as from the single market Mexico. In Mexico, 3,600 lightweight commercial vehicles were delivered to customers (January – April 2013: 2,900; +24.2 percent).
In South America, deliveries by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles dropped by 22.9 percent to 37,500 vehicles (previous year: 48,600). This was due not only to the economically difficult market conditions in the region but also to the discontinuation of the T2 model series in Brazil.