VW increase in Commercial sales

The Volkswagen Crafter.
The Volkswagen Crafter.

It seems that despite downward pressure on sales figures so far this year, Volkswagen are selling more vans in almost every segment.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are reporting a strong start to 2018, with a sales increase of 14% to over 2,500 vehicles, and has the biggest market share development in the Irish Commercial Vehicle market so far in 2018.

With a better performance than expected, the new Crafter, voted International Van of the Year in 2017, saw deliveries increase by 53% with huge demand for this new product. In contrast, the remaining top four manufacturers within this segment saw a -6% decline. The Transporter also saw a large increase in deliveries by 34% compared to 2017.

In the work vehicle market, the Amarok V6, voted 2018 International Pick Up of the Year saw an outstanding 46% increase in volume unlike the remaining top four manufacturers within this segment, which saw a 17% decline.

One of Ireland’s favourite vans, the versatile Caddy which is available in van and mpv configuration once again held its top position as the best-selling vehicle in Ireland following on from its huge success in 2017.

Volkswagen would say that the brands innovative finance products such as 0% HP, PCP and Customer Lease are central to their success so far this year and have also seen a huge increase with 52% more customers availing of these solutions so far in 2018 when compared to 2017. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has also seen an increase of €5 million in funds advanced, resulting in excess of €15 million in Quarter 1.