125,600 vehicles imply worldwide growth of 9.4 per cent
87,600 deliveries in Western Europe (+13.3 per cent)
T series and Crafter with high double digit growth
Hannover / Munich, 8 April 2019 – Following the world premiere of the Multivan 6.1 in February, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is showing the new Transporter 6.1 for the first time from today onwards in Munich. The setting for the debut of this commercial vehicle best-seller, which in engineering terms has been largely redesigned, could not be a better one: ‘bauma 2019’. It is regarded as the world’s largest trade fair for construction machinery and appliances of every kind. From 8 to 14 April over half a million visitors are expected from more than 200 countries – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will thus be showcasing the new Transporter 6.1 to experts from all over the world.
Hannover, 5 April 2019 – With effect from 1 June 2019 Holger Kintscher (58) will be the new Board Member for Finance and IT at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) brand, leaving his current position as Board Member for Finance, IT and Organisation at SEAT. Holger Kintscher has successfully performed a similar role before at the brand (from 2000 to 2005). He succeeds Winfried Krause (57), who will retire at his own request from VWCV as Board Member for Finance and IT.
Hannover, 1 April 2019 – Volkswagen is accompanying visitors to this year's Hannover Trade Fair (1 to 5 April) on a trip to the world of tomorrow. The transport capsules are "PODs", imaginary vans with a real future. Electrically powered and autonomously driving, they appear "on demand" wherever they are needed. Regardless of whether they are needed in an urban or rural space, at festivals or at sporting events. Equipped with mobile medical practices, shops, charging stations for electric cars or lounge-like restaurants and cafés. In this future, Volkswagen will be using its brands to expand its "Mobility as a service" business model by adding the "Business as a service" model.
Hannover, 28 March 2019 – Based on an impressive business year in 2018, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is paving the way for the future of the brand. The GRIP 2025+ strategy describes this transformation: with new products, the conversion of plants, and the development of new mobility services. Thomas Sedran, Chairman of the Board for the VWCV brand: "We can shape the transformation at the peak of the industry, because we are financially strong and can exploit synergies within the Group. Our new strategy allows us to follow a clear plan and boost our speed significantly. We are developing from a pure carmaker to a mobility provider. To this end, we are investing more than 1.8 billion euros this year."
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.