Growth for T model range (+2.1 per cent) and Crafter (+3.3 per cent)
Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Turkey with a distinct rise
By the end of November, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 390,300 light commercial vehicles to customers all over the world (January to November 2014: 401,400; -2.8 per cent).
In Western Europe, deliveries dropped by 1.9 per cent to 258,650 vehicles (263,700). In the first eleven months of the year, 100,600 vehicles were delivered in Germany, 6.5 per cent less than in the previous year (107,600). On the Spanish market the brand increased deliveries by 15.3 per cent to 9,300 units (8,050). The United Kingdom achieved growth of 6.6 per cent with 44,250 deliveries (41,500). Deliveries in the Netherlands also enjoyed positive figures with 12,900 vehicles handed over to customers (12,650; +1.7 per cent).
In Eastern Europe the brand recorded a decline in the number of vehicles delivered to 27,750 (33,950; -18.3 per cent). In the Middle East, deliveries rose by 32.3 per cent to 30,400 vehicles (23,000). With 27,500 deliveries, the booming Turkish market sold 38.5 per cent more vehicles than in the comparable period last year (19,850).
In South America the number of light commercial vehicles delivered by the brand dropped by 7.5 per cent to 34,100 units (36,900). The largest single market, Brazil, delivered 10,800 vehicles (16,900; -35.9 per cent). The Argentinian market increased deliveries by 19.0 per cent to 18,500 units (15,500).
Throughout the world customer deliveries of the T and Crafter model ranges rose from January to November. The delivery figures of the Caddy and Amarok dropped slightly. This is firstly due to the changeover from EU5 to EU6 engines and secondly to the serious economic crisis in South America.
Overview of world-wide delivery results by model range: