Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles produced the one millionth vehicle of the VW T5 series today at the Hanover plant. The vehicle is a Transporter Van 1.9-litre TDI 62 kW in Tornado Red.
The VW T5 is and remains the number one in its segment for new registrations in Europe and Germany, ’ commented Stephan Schaller, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles during the celebrations at the Hanover plant. ‘One million VW T5s – that means one million customers towards whom we have a particular responsibility. This number is, furthermore, the product of all employees at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: in Production, but also in Development and Procurement, in Quality Assurance, in Sales and everywhere in the brand and in our dealerships,’ said Schaller.
Heinrich Söfjer, chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles works council, also focused on the particular commitment of the employees: ‘The colleagues have once again been successful with the T5 in building a vehicle where quality is assured! On the one hand this increases the image of reliability for our T5 with the customers and on the other hand we have been able to further our market leadership both in good times and bad. With this anniversary, the VW T5 has made its contribution towards making Hanover the location for light goods and leisure vehicles yesterday, today and tomorrow.’
Last year alone Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered approximately 178,000 VW T5s to customers. Alongside Germany, the most important markets in Europe include Great Britain, The Netherlands and Austria.