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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles posts record half-year sales in UK

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has recorded its best ever half-year sales performance in the UK.

Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has recorded its best ever half-year sales performance in the UK.  A total of 20,907 light commercial vehicles were registered to the end of June, representing an 11.3 per cent increase in sales compared to 18,782 registrations over the same period last year. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also registered an additional 1,939 camper vans and passenger carriers taking total registrations to 22,846, up 10.1 per cent on 2013.

All models enjoyed strong half-year sales in the UK, resulting in a market share of 14.7 per cent.

The Transporter continued to be the most popular Volkswagen commercial vehicle having achieved a 7.8 per cent increase in sales. Customer deliveries of the Amarok were up by 44.9 per cent; Crafter deliveries rose by 40 per cent; while registrations of Caddy remained strong, with more than 7,000 delivered to customers in the first six months of the year.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also recorded its best ever June sales with 4,146 vehicles registered, up 16.3 per cent when compared with the same period last year (June 2013: 3,566).

Andrew Waite, head of sales for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “It’s been a strong start to the year. Demand for our products remains exceptionally high.

“This result proves that customers recognise the benefits of our strong residual values, low whole-life costs and exceptional value for money.”

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