AFRICA NEW TRUCK SALES DISAPPOINT
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says it has delivered 113 100 vehicles [+4.3 percent compared to 2015] to customers worldwide in the period January to March this year.
In Germany, the brand delivered 28 000 units [3.7 percent more vehicles] in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2015.
The company says growth was particularly high in core European market Italy [+40.2 percent], Spain [+27.7 percent] and France [+17.6 percent].
Deliveries to Eastern Europe and South America were also up 2.6 percent and 4.1 percent respectively, while markets in Africa were down a significant 29.7 percent. Asia-Pacific and the Middle East also fell by 9.1 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.