Record first quarter for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) has announced an impressive start to 2019, with the firm’s first-quarter delivery figures showing record growth.
The company reported total worldwide growth of 9.4 per cent from January to the end of March this year.
Major markets see double-digit growth
According to the company’s official data, 125,600 vehicles were delivered to customers in the three-month period. With a particularly strong performance witnessed in Europe.
Indeed, the firm saw 13.4 per cent growth in European vehicle deliver numbers to 87,600 units. This impressive rise was supported by a marked increase in deliveries to Spain (51.2%), Italy (16.6%) and France (7.2%).
Elsewhere, VCV reported growth of 6.7% in North America, 39.6% in Africa and 11.6% in Asia. The positive start to the year was somewhat tempered by a 44.8 per cent decline in the Middle East.
Member of the board for sales and marketing for VCV Heinz-Jurgen Low commented: “This is the best first quarter result we have ever achieved in our brand history.
“Worldwide, our products performed really well once again. Together with our dealers, we are delighted about this all-time-high.”
The company’s T-Series and Crafter models were shown to be particularly popular among buyers in Q1, with both witnessing double-digit deliveries growth.
Jenny Smith, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “VCV continues to perform strongly and provide commercial vehicles to markets across the globe. This is great news for the manufacturer and points to a promising year ahead for fleet operators making use of VCV models.”
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