Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles registered a whopping 42,200 new vans in 2018, while sales of their passenger carriers and campervans took Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ total registrations to 46,969*,representing a 1.3 per cent improvement on 2017 (46,349*). This was despite the total market being down about one per cent.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles kept to its number two position yet again in the UK light commercial vehicle sector with an increased market share of eleven point eight per cent (2017: 11.5 per cent).
Contributing to the result were sales of the multi-award-winning Amarok pick-up, up seventeen point five per cent to 3,443 (2017: 2,931) and the Crafter. With a full year of sales and a complete range of derivatives now available, Crafter sales were up nearly a quarter at 6,467 (2017: 5,221). Registrations of the evergreen Transporter model were up just over one per cent at 23,508 (2017: 23,246).
Commenting on the brand’s performance, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Carl zu Dohna, said: ‘In a year of some uncertainty, I’m really pleased with our 2018 result, and grateful to my team and our network partners for this performance.
‘Our established and dedicated Van Centre network delivered record volumes in 2018: this not only means great commercial vehicle products for customers, but also strong relationships forged with local businesses throughout towns and cities across the UK.
‘Living our Working With You promise, we and our Van Centres are able to offer all our customers certainty in a changing world, allowing them to focus on running their businesses.’
For more information on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range of products and services, please visit your local Van Centre or www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.
*SMMT data. Includes passenger carrying models registered as ‘cars’:
- Passenger carriers include: Caravelle, Transporter Shuttle, Caddy Life, Caddy Maxi Life and Caddy Maxi Camper.
- Transporter registrations include California.
- Registrations include LCV/HCV market up to 6.0T.