In January 2012 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continued last year’s upward trend in deliveries. In the first month of the current business year, Europe’s leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles delivered 39,500 units worldwide. This represents an increase for the Brand of 10.5 percent over January 2011 (35,700 vehicles).

“We have made a good start in the new year, and at the same time we have achieved a record – never before have we sold so many vehicles in January”, stressed Harald Schomburg, Member of the Brand Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for Sales and Marketing. “Together with our importers and dealers, we are consistently following up the excellent results of the previous year.”

Brand sales in Western Europe were up by 6.7 percent in January 2012 to 20,500 vehicles (January 2011: 19,150). The European market with the highest sales volume for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in January 2012 was Germany, with an increase of 18.1 percent to 8,800 customer deliveries (January 2011: 7,500). In Eastern Europe sales were up by 49.9 percent, to 2,800 vehicles. The strongest region for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles outside Europe was South America, with an increase of 14.2 percent to 11,800 vehicle deliveries (compared with 10,400 in January 2011).

“A good start has been made. We will now consistently exploit all opportunities that offer in the current year to increase sales volumes”, Schomburg emphasized.

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