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Milton Keynes, UK – During 2019, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles registered 42,444 light commercial vehicles, while sales of the brand’s heavy vans, passenger carriers and campervans took Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ total registrations to 47,998. This represents a third consecutive year of growth and a two per cent increase over 2018 sales (46,969*).
What’s more, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles once again held on to its number two position in the UK light commercial vehicle sector with a market share of 11.6 per cent (down just a fraction on 2018: 11.8%).
Highlights from 2019 sales were the Crafter, California and Amarok. Crafter sales were up over 40 per cent, with the model breaching the 9,000 unit mark for the first time. In fact 9,341 Crafters found UK homes, thanks to a number of new fleet deals as well as the successful development of the brand’s converter programme.
The Amarok pick-up also fared well in a market sector that declined in 2019; sales of this model were up by nearly 400 units to 3,839. And with the evergreen popularity of the California campervan, it’s little surprise sales of this desirable product were up nearly 20 per cent and 1,465 UK customers are now ready to embark on their own camping adventures.
Head of Sales Operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, James Douglas, commented: “The commercial vehicle sector felt some pressure in 2019 as a number of factors had the potential to impact van sales, so I’m really proud that not only did we as a brand deliver nearly 48,000 units to UK customers, but that our Van Centres had a record year.
“Our continued focus on profitable sales channels and model volume management is reaping rewards for us and our network partners, and in turn this is good news for our customers. Our Working With You strategy ensures we provide our customers nationwide with the right vans and, importantly, the right aftersales support, to allow them to focus on their businesses.”
For more information on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services, please visit your local Van Centre or www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.
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