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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ships 551,900 Units Worldwide

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplied 551,900 vehicles to customers around the globe in the 2013 trading year (2012: 550,150). The brand, which is responsible within the Volkswagen Group for its global trade in light commercial vehicles, was 0.3 per cent up on the sales results for 2012.

‘Despite the difficult economic situation inEuropewe achieved an excellent worldwide sales result’, said Dr. Eckhard Scholz, speaker of the brand board of management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

‘Sincere thanks go to all our customers for their trust. We will continue to offer top quality and innovative technology at reasonable prices.’

In South America Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' deliveries to customers rose by 8.3 per cent to 160,400 light commercial vehicles and pick-ups (2012: 148,100).

Of these, 123,900 were accounted for by deliveries of vehicles to Brazil(2012: 113,600; +9.1 per cent) and 24,200 vehicles sold to customers in Argentina(2012: 20,100; +20.5 per cent).

In the Mexican market, which belongs to the North America region, the brand saw shipped Vehicles go up by 24.5 per cent to 9,850 (2012: 7,900).

In Africa Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles increased sales to 20,140 units (2012: 19,500; +3.3 per cent). In the Asia-Pacific region the brand's volume of shipped vehicles grew to 20,150 (2012: 18,950; +6.4 per cent). In theNear Eastregion sales dropped back by 9.4 per cent to 26,900 units (2012: 29,700).

Across Europe Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sold 314,400 light commercial vehicles from the T5, Caddy, Amarok and Crafter ranges (2012: 325,900; -3.5 per cent). In Western Europe, excluding Germany, 159,400 vehicles were shipped (2012: 161,100; -1.1). In Germany114,800 units were handed over to new customers (2012: 123,100; -6.7). In Eastern Europe Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles shipped 40,250 vehicles in 2013 (2012: 41,670; -3.4 per cent).