It appears that VW haven’t been hit too hard by last years ‘Dieselgate’ scandal with new car buyers propelling VW to 2nd place in the UK’s favourite new cars list.
Volkswagen was the second biggest brand in the UK during April, according to figures released today by the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), reflecting continuing strong demand for its award-winning range of products.
Over the course of last month, Volkswagen UK registrations totalled 16,877, for a market share of 8.91 per cent, with strong sales to both private and fleet customers.
The April performance follows in the footsteps of a very strong March – a peak month for the UK new car market – when the brand beat its own previous record for sales in that month.
The Golf – as ever, the core of the Volkswagen range – attracted increasing numbers of UK buyers by becoming the second best-selling car in April, and the fourth year-to-date. Meanwhile, the Polo was sixth in the list of the UK’s top selling new cars, both for the month and for the year so far.
“The good results over recent months reflect the high level of confidence within our UK Retailer network,” said Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen UK.
“New customers continue to be attracted to our award-winning, great-value cars, and this will be boosted further by the new Tiguan SUV, which is now available to order.”