Hannover, 14 March 2019 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has delivered in the first two months of the year 75,000 vehicles worldwide. This was 8,900 vehicles more than in the same period last year (+13.4 per cent). The largest sales region was Western Europe. Here, with 50,600 vehicle deliveries, an increase of 19.8 per cent was achieved.
Hannover, 8 March 2019 – Production milestone on plant's anniversary: exactly 63 years ago to the day production of commercial vehicles began at the Hannover-Stöcken plant. Today, the ten millionth vehicle came off the production line: a red and white T6 Caravelle. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is donating the 9-seater to the "Hannover AUF DER BULT Children's Hospital" Foundation.
Hannover, 21 February 2019 – It is the icon of commercial vehicles: the Bulli. Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California. All are best-sellers. Over six generations – from the T1 to the T6 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has sold nearly twelve million units worldwide. Now the product line is getting a big update: T6.1. The latest edition of an icon. Digitalised and connected. With an array of new assistance systems, digital instruments for the first time and the latest generation of Volkswagen infotainment systems with continual online access. Also new: the design of the front end and the dash panel The latest TDI engines (90 to 199 PS) deliver the propulsive power. A new powertrain option in the Bulli is an all-electric drive system. The new T6.11 will launch in first countries in Fall 2019.
Hannover / Munich, 14 February 2019 – Using 400,000 LEGO® bricks, two experienced LEGO® model makers have built what is probably the world's biggest camper made out of LEGO® bricks. The full-size T2 was unveiled today ahead of the f.re.e leisure and travel fair in Munich. Visitors young and old to f.re.e (20 - 24 February) will be able to admire the 700 kilo Bulli at close quarters. The vehicle that served as the blueprint for the model was the T2a camper van, built from 1967 to 1971 – to this day the truly iconic camper for globetrotters of all stripes.
Hannover, 14 February 2019: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has started successfully into the new year: In January, the Hannover-based brand handed over 39,500 vehicles to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 14.4 per cent over the same month last year. With 26,700 vehicles delivered, the European core markets accounted for more than two thirds of the total monthly volume (+24.9 per cent).
Hannover, 10 January 2019: In 2018, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand handed over a total of 499,700 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok model ranges to customers worldwide (+0.4 per cent). This makes the past year one of the most successful in the brand’s history. Growth was driven in particular by the core markets in Western Europe.
Hannover, 9 January 2019 – Alexander Hitzinger (47), previously Senior Director of Hardware Engineering at Apple Inc. (USA), is the new Member of the Brand Board of Management for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with immediate effect. He will additionally be in charge of establishing and managing the ‘Centre for autonomous driving and MaaS* activities’ within the Volkswagen Group. The acting Head of Technical Development to date, Axel Anders (57), is to take on new responsibilities within the Group
Hannover, 13 December 2018 – The new Grand California arrives in showrooms in early 2019, but even now it is already collecting important awards: the campervan has just won the Connected Car Award 2018. Run by the AUTO BILD and COMPUTER BILD magazines, the readers' poll is regarded as a good barometer of trends in the digitalised automotive world. The readers' vote for the Grand California underlines the fact that hardly any other camper of this class offers a similarly large array of connected info- and entertainment technologies. The Grand California is based on the latest Crafter and will be available in two sizes.
Hannover, 12 December 2018 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 455,800 Caddy, Transporter, Crafter and Amarok models to customers worldwide from January to November. The brand thus exceeded its best values of the previous year by 0.1 per cent.