05 May 2016

VW Light Commercial Production 2014/15

VW has a long history of making light commercial vehicles. Back in the early 1990's they were making around 250,000 units per year and about 300,000 in the latter years of that decade. The 2000's were similar but with slightly higher averages. However after 2010 volumes lifted at times to 500,000 due to having a new pick-up truck in the range and having better success with the Saveiro.


The Transporter has been a mainstay of the LCV range since 1950 and sells in both kombi and van forms. Production is still around the 175,000 point. It has been in it's 6th generation since 2014.


The Caddy closely follows it in production volume with the same two classifications and 150,000 were made in 2015. This - the third generation - has been around since 2004. The Caddy started life in 1980.


The Amarok pick-up is a solid selling part of the LCV range. It is a recent addition, coming in at 2010 and has established a moderate - but not spectacular - following.


Finally the Saveiro pick-up made for Latin America, which is based on the Gol and made in Brazil. Recently it was changed in classification from a light commercial to a car by VW, but for now I have kept it as a LCV.


Model 2015 % +/-
2014 % +/-

Transporter 178,850 36.8% 0%
178,283 36.2% 1%

Kombi 96,341 2%
94,336 -12%

Van 82,509 -2%
83,947 20%

Caddy 150,350 31.0% 2%
148,099 30.1% -1%

Van 76,048 6%
71,535 1%

Kombi 74,302 -3%
76,564 -2%

Amarok 81,019 16.7% 16%
69,695 14.2% -24%

Saveiro 75,397 15.5% -22%
96,420 19.6% 3%

Total 485,616
-1%
492,497
-4%

Data source: VW Group.

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