New Crafter leads Volkswagen to strong sales result

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enjoying strong sales results

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The new-generation Volkswagen Crafter will be launched in July and Ute and Van Guide will bring you a first drive review from an event being held in New Zealand.

In the meantime, the new-gen model (seen below) is proving a popular offering in many markets already.

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April sales data released by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles shows total deliveries for the division in the month totalled 46,300 vehicles.

That number represents a healthy 16.2% increase on the same month last year.

Helping lead that strong increase in overall sales was a 35.4% increase in Crafter sales.

In total, 4,600 new Volkswagen Crafters were handed over to customers in April.

2018 volkswagen crafterThe good news for Volkswagen was that the T-model range also did extremely well in the month with a 29.8% lift in sales for a total 22,100 vehicles.

The Amarok enjoyed an 11.1% jump in sales with more than 6,100 Volkswagen pick-ups being handed over to global customers.

The only model to go into reverse was the Caddy, sales were down 3.1% for a 13,900 total.

Some of the best performing markets in April included Western Europe (+22.0%), Eastern Europe (+12.8%), South America (+24.3%), Asia-Pacific (+8.7%) and Africa (+6.5%).

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