A few weeks ago we learned that the Dieselgate scandal didn’ affect Volkswagen sales. On the contrary. Volkswagen is reporting record sales and enjoys new clients all over the world. Same with its commercial division, also involved in the Dieselgate scandal.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has recorded 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 the Caddy model range with 131,500 vehicle deliveries (+15 per cent). In the month of October alone, the brand was well ahead of last year’s figures with 40,200 vehicles delivered (+14.3 per cent).
In Germany, the home market, 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 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.