Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has revealed that in the first two months of 2019, it sold 75,500 vehicles worldwide. Correspondingly, in the month of February 2019, it sold 35,500 vehicles worldwide, an increase of 12.2 percent.
Of the 35,500 vehicles, 23,800 vehicles are said to have been delivered to customers in Western Europe (+14.5%). Consequently, 9,700 commercial vehicles were delivered to the German domestic market.
Speaking about the first two months of the year, Volkswagen claims that it delivered 8,900 vehicles more than in the same period last year, indicating a growth of 13.4 percent. The company has observed that the largest sales region was Western Europe where it registered 50,600 vehicles (+19.8%). The strong delivery volumes in Europe were largely driven by 5 core markets -
- Germany: 19,700 units (+26.6%)
- UK: 4,700 units (+5.3%)
- Spain: 3,100 units (+6.8%)
- France: 2,600 units (+6.2%)
- Italy: 2,000 units (+8.1%)
In Eastern Europe, they delivered 7,700 vehicles (+38.8%) in the same two months of 2019.
In Mexico and the South American markets, 7,700 vehicles were delivered, 1,200 fewer than in the same period of the previous year (-13.6%). Volkswagen has confirmed that the delivery volume in Africa almost doubled as compared with the previous year’s two months with 4,100 vehicles (+46.4%). Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region fell by 10.9 percent to 3,000 vehicles. In the Middle East, the collapsed market in Turkey again had a major impact on the brand’s sales. With 1,800 vehicle deliveries, VW’s delivery volume in the Middle East almost halved (-43.4%).
Going by the brand
T series and Crafter were the highest selling brands for Volkswagen Commercial vehicles with 27,800 units (+37.9%) and 10,000 units (+46.9%) respectively. Caddy and Amarok saw a decline in the same two months with 25,000 units (-5.4%) and 12,200 units (-4.4%)