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Johannesburg – The Polo Vivo, Polo and T-Cross are Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicles in the first quarter of 2022.
“The Volkswagen brand (including Commercial Vehicles) sold 16 472 vehicles in the local market in the first three months of this year. The global supply challenges continue to have an adverse effect on our brand and affected the availability of models like the Tiguan and Golf which are strong performers in our market,” said Steffen Knapp, Head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
“The Polo Vivo and Polo continued to post strong sales in the A0 Hatch segment. The T-Cross is not only leading the A0 SUV segment, but sales have also increased by six percent when compared to the first three months of 2021,” added Knapp.
The Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Kariega, which is the sole manufacturer of the Polo GTI in the Volkswagen production network, produced 30 807 Polos in the first quarter of 2022 with 72% of those units being exported to international markets.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars sold 15 051 vehicles in the first quarter of 2022 and achieved a market share of 16.1% in the passenger car market. In the first three months of 2022, the Polo Vivo was Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle with 5 124 units sold followed by the Polo and T-Cross with 4 071 and 2 473 units sold respectively.
The Polo Sedan, which dominates the A0 Sedan segment, posted 2 074 sales and the T-Roc sold 703 units in the first quarter of 2022.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sold 1 421 units in the first three months of the year. The sales were supported by the Amarok double cab bakkie and the T6.1 range with 498 and 263 units sold respectively. The recently-launched Caddy sold 225 units whilst the Crafter posted 96 units in the first quarter of this year.
“We remain confident that our upcoming launches of the new Tiguan Allspace, all-new Taigo, new T-Roc and all-new Polo Sedan will strengthen Volkswagen’s performance in the local passenger car market for the remainder of 2022,” concluded Knapp.