The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand in South Africa recorded 1111 sales during the month of February — its highest sales month ever.
This topped the its previous best sales month of 1015 units in August 2011.
The Amarok model range accounted for 817 units of the record sales, followed by Caddy commercial models with 159 units and T5 Transporter range with 135 units. The record sales in February helped Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand to achieve its best ever market share of 8.2 percent in the light commercial vehicle segment.
The introduction of the Amarok single cab model range in July 2011 provided the Brand with full representation in the 1-ton pick-up market.
"The introduction of the workhorse single cab model pushed the Amarok to 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. Our recent research results show that our customers are satisfied and have been impressed by the performance as well as overall quality of their Amarok single cabs," said Mike Glendinning, Director for Sales and Marketing at the Volkswagen Group South Africa.
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