Brand at the level of the previous year
Crafter and Transporter model range with positive deliveryfigures
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles hasdelivered 356,400 vehicles to customers the world over as at the end ofOctober (January to October 2014: 363,900; -2.0 per cent) and is thus almost at the level of the previous year. Growth was posted for the Transporter model range, of which 139,100 vehicles were sold (+1.9 percent), and for the Crafter model range with 40,400 deliveries (+2.9 per cent).
Deliveries declined to 235,400 vehicles in the Western European markets (239,400; -1.6 per cent). 91,200 vehicles were delivered in the first 10 months of the year (97,400; -6.3 per cent) in Germany. In Spain, sales of the brand rose 10.6 per cent in a year-on-year comparison, to 8,200 units (7,400). A considerable increase of 9.0 per cent was also attained in the United Kingdom with 41,000 deliveries (37,600).
In Eastern Europe, deliveries decreased by 18.7 per cent to 25,000 vehicles as at the end of October (30,700). With 28,300 deliveries, 39.6 per cent more vehicles were handed over to customers in the Middle East than in the same period of the prior year (20,300). In Turkey, the most important market in the Middle East, 25,600 vehicles were sold (17,500; +46.4 per cent).
In South America, the number of delivered commercial vehicles of the brand fell by 6.4 per cent to 31,300 vehicles (33,500). 10,000 vehicles (15,400; -35.2 per cent) were delivered in Brazil. Growth figures were posted with a 18.9 per cent rise in the Argentine market, adding up to 17,000 deliveries (14,300).
Worldwide, deliveries of the Transporter and Crafter model ranges increased.
The figures at a glance:
– 139,100 vehicles of the Transporter model range (136,500; +1.9 per cent)
– 40,400 vehicles of the Crafter model range (39,300; +2.9 per cent)
– 114,300 vehicles in the Caddy model range (122,900; -7.0 per cent)
– 62,600 vehicles of the Amarok model range (63,450; -1.3 per cent)