“In November, we increased passenger car sales in the local market by 10% when compared to November 2021. Last month, the Volkswagen brand (including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles), sold a total of 6 006 vehicles (VW PC: 5 540, VW CV: 466) in the local market,” said Steffen Knapp, head of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand.
Volkswagen’s T SUV range, which consists of the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan (including Allspace and R) and the Touareg, has continued to grow in popularity in the local market.
“The Volkswagen T SUV model range was bolstered by the market introduction of the new Taigo, new T-Roc, new Tiguan Allspace and new Tiguan R this year. In the first 11 months of 2022, we sold a total 16 062 T SUVs in the local market, which means that 30% of Volkswagen’s overall passenger car sales this year were SUVs,” added Knapp.
In the first 11 months of 2022, T-Cross sales saw a significant increase of 44% year-on-year with 9 695 units sold; making it Volkswagen’s best-selling imported vehicle. The T-Cross was followed by the Tiguan range with 2 334 units sold and the recently-launched T-Roc and Taigo with 2 143 and 1 739 units sold respectively. 151 Touaregs were sold in the local market during the same period.
The Polo Vivo is the best-selling Volkswagen model with 19 445 units sold in the first 11 months of 2022. The Polo was Volkswagen’s second best-selling vehicle this year with a total of 14 212 units sold. The T-Cross rounded up Volkswagen’s trio of best-selling vehicles with 9 695 units sold.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 4 791 vehicles to customers in the first 11 months of 2022. The Amarok double cab was the best-selling model with1 823 units sold in the first 11 months of 2022 and accounted for almost 40% of the Brand’s sales.
The Kariega manufacturing plant also exported 94 049 Volkswagen Polos to 38 international countries during the same period.
2023 will see the Volkswagen brand introducing the new Golf 8 R in the local market as well as a refresher of the range-topping Polo Vivo GT derivative. For Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, 2023 will be an important year with the market introduction of the highly anticipated new generation Amarok.