Volkswagen is looking to increase production of selected models for the UK market due to high demand, which is causing 'serious shortages' in stock.
The German car giant reports that current demand for models including the Up, the Golf and Passat are currently exceeding its expectations in the UK market. This is pushing the amount of stock to a very low level.
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According to the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders, Volkswagen sold 17,121 cars in the UK market in June 2012 alone. That marks an increase from 16,447 sales in the same month last year.
In 2012 to date Volkswagen has sold 95,805 cars on the UK market, up from 94,332 sales achieved at this point last year.
This reality contrasts with VW's performance in other European countries like Italy and Spain, where sales have been hit by the ongoing Eurozone crisis.
Volkswagen explained that it not only underestimated UK demand but increasing production for right-hand-drive models for the region is complicated.
The issues lie in certain components, such as dashboard and steering racks which have to be completely replaced from left-hand-drive models more commonly sold outside the UK.
Nevertheless Volkswagen has announced it will ramp up production of right-hand-drive models for its in-demand cars starting from the beginning of September.
Presently Volkswagen reports that there is a two-month waiting time for any UK motorist that orders an Up city car, which was launched back in March 2012.
The Volkswagen Up is currently available from a starting price of £7,995 for the entry-level Take Up trim model.
The Passat range and the latest Volkswagen Golf hatchback, which is due to be replaced in six months time, are both also starting to come in short supply, particularly the Golf GT specification model.
Pricing for the Volksagen Golf hatchback currently starts at £16,425, while the Passat is available from £19,290 for the saloon model or £20,930 for the family estate version.