VW Commercial Vehicles Sales Unaffected By Emissions Scandal

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While sales of its Passenger Cars were down by nearly 5 percent in February, Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles division scored a 6,7% increase during the first two months of the year.

The Transporter, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok recorded a 12.3 percent increase year-on-year, to 45,300 units in Western Europe. In its home market, Germany, VW Commercial Vehicles handed over 15,900 vehicles, up 10 percent over 2015.

"We have made a really impressive start to the new year. In February alone, there was a 16.4 percent increase in deliveries in Germany", commented Bram Schot, Member of the Board of Management of VW Commercial Vehicles brand responsible for Sales and Marketing.

Two-digit growth was reported in France at 15.7 percent, in Italy at 38.8 percent and Spain at 24.1 percent, though in Eastern Europe, the company sold 2.2 percent less vehicles than in 2015, at 4,900 units.

In South America, the brand sold 6,200 vehicles in January and February 2016, up 1.2 percent, with Brazil and Argentina seeing a rise of 6.8 and 3.2 percent, respectively. In the Middle East region, VW Commercial Vehicles sold 4,600 vehicles, up 3.0 percent, with Turkey accounting for 4,100 units, up 5.4 percent.

Best-sellers were vehicles from the T model range (27,100; +10.6%), followed by the Caddy range (22,200; +8.7%), Amarok (11,800; +2.3%) and Crafter (6,000; -6.6%).

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