VW commercial vehicles sales up
Volkswagen commercial vehicles sales in South Africa went up to 1111 last month - its highest sales month ever and topping the brand's previous best 1 015 units that were sold in August 2011.
The Amarok range accounted for 817 of the unit record sales, followed by Caddy commercial models with 159 and the T5 Transporter range with 135.
The record sales in February helped Volkswagen commercial vehicles to achieve their best market share of 8.2% in the light commercial vehicle segment.
The introduction of the Amarok single-cab in July last year provided the brand with full representation in the 1-ton pick-up market.
"The introduction of the workhorse single cab model pushed the Amarok into the highly contested bakkie market especially with fleet companies and farming community. We have had positive and growing interest from this sector which, we hope, will convert into sales in the coming months," said Mike Glendinning, director of sales and marketing at the Volkswagen Group South Africa.
"Our research show that our customers are satisfied and have been impressed with the performance and the overall quality of their Amarok single cabs," he said.