Volkswagen commercials continue boom in October

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enjoys sustained growth

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We already reported that the Volkswagen brand enjoyed record sales in October, making a big contribution to that result was the strong performance of the commercial vehicle division.

Sales data just to hand shows global Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle sales in October were up 7.1% over the same month in 2016.

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In total, more than 43,000 vehicles were delivered by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the month.

Driving much of the growth in October 2017 was the new Crafter – the model contributed better than a 24% sales increase over its October 2016 total.

While across the first ten months of 2017 total sales hit 410,900 vehicles worldwide, a total a full 5.1% up on the same period last year.

As the figures below show, Amarok has been the star performer through 2017.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – Jan to Oct 17 Sales (by model):

  • T-model range – 170,100 (+4.3%)
  • Caddy range – 137,800 (+4.8%)
  • Amarok – 65,200 (+13.2%)
  • Crafter – 37,800 (-2.5%)

In Australia, VFACTS data for October shows Aussie commercial vehicle buyers were particularly keen on the 4×4 version of the Amarok (+71.2%), Caddy enjoyed a 54.5% lift in sales, and Caddy Van sales were up 7.2%.

Amarok 4×2 (-7.4%), Crafter (-44.7%), Multivan (-10.1%) and Transporter (-8.6%) all lost some ground.

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