Volkswagen Amarok: Australian provide enhancing

The second-generation Volkswagen Amarok obtained off to a little bit of a sluggish begin, hindered by provide points, however it’s turning over a brand new leaf.

Volkswagen expects provide points out of the South African plant to be resolved in the course of the first quarter of 2024.

The corporate bought 1024 Amaroks in October, which it stated was the most effective October outcome ever in Australia for the nameplate.

It expects to have logged 1300 deliveries in November, with one other 1200 this month, and expects month-to-month outcomes to be on this ballpark shifting ahead.

“I believe you’ll see these are the types of volumes that we’ll begin to see extra persistently month in month out, because the manufacturing out of South Africa begins to be much more constant and we’re very a lot wanting ahead to that subsequent 12 months,” stated Ryan Davies, director of Volkswagen Business Autos in Australia.

Together with these projected gross sales for November and December, Volkswagen will file over 6500 Amarok gross sales from Might onwards, when the present mannequin launched.

That’s decrease than the 8000 gross sales it projected at launch, however there’s been stronger demand for the priciest Amarok fashions.

The turbo-diesel V6, in basic Amarok trend, is accounting for the lion’s share of gross sales with a take fee of 70 per cent.

The mid-range Model, which is offered with each turbo-diesel four-cylinder and turbo-diesel V6 energy, is the most well-liked Amarok trim degree, accounting for 52 per cent of gross sales.

That places it forward of the Aventura (16 per cent), Life (15 per cent), and PanAmericana (11 per cent), with the bottom Core citing the rear (simply 7 per cent of whole gross sales).

Volkswagen says the Core, Life and Model can all be present in inventory, whereas the pricier PanAmericana and Aventura are supply-constrained. It says ready occasions fluctuate by seller.

With 4872 gross sales to the top of October – which incorporates examples of the previous-generation mannequin and is up 43 per cent on the identical interval final 12 months – the Amarok remains to be behind the Nissan Navara (6009 gross sales, down 23.7 per cent) if displaying a stronger trajectory.

The cheaper Chinese language GWM Ute and LDV T60 have overtaken the Amarok, as has the bigger and dearer Ram 1500, however it outsells the SsangYong Musso.

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