Positive Start To The Year For Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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HANNOVER – Feb 14, 2014: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has started 2014 with growth in deliveries across its core European markets. Throughout Europe, the brand delivered 21,600 light commercial vehicles to customers (January 2013: 20,300). Globally, the brand delivered 37,520 vehicles, in line with last year (January 2013: 37,480).

“Our strong products had a great start in the European volume markets and in particular in our pivotal home market,” said Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for Sales and Marketing.

In Western Europe, sales of the brand rose by 5.7 per cent in January 2014, to 18,900 vehicles (prior year: 17,900). The European market with the greatest volume for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was Germany in January 2014. The deliveries of Caddy, T5, Crafter and Amarok increased substantially by 15.3 per cent, to 7,200 vehicles (previous year: 6,250). In the United Kingdom, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was able to boost deliveries by 10.9 per cent to 2,450 units (previous year: 2,200). In Eastern Europe, sales increased by 13.9 per cent to 2,700 vehicles (previous year: 2,350).

The deliveries fell in South America, currently undergoing economic troubles, by 14.4 per cent to 10,400 vehicles (previous year: 12,150).

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