Published on November 1st, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Group Sales Up 5.3%
The Volkswagen Group delivered 7.40 (January-September 2013: 7.03; +5.3 percent)* million vehicles from January to September. In the month of September the company handed over 881,300 (September 2013: 856,000; +3.0 percent)* models to customers. “The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries further to well over seven million units in the first three quarters of the year. That is a very pleasing development, particularly given the differences in the way world markets have been performing,” Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: “Even though markets remain challenging, we nevertheless have the chance to reach the ten million deliveries mark this year – four years earlier than originally planned.”
Group brands delivered a total of 2.90 (2.73; +6.4 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market from January to September, of which 1.51 (1.40; +7.8 percent) million were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 909,200 (855,600; +6.3 percent) customers took possession of a new vehicle on the home market of Germany. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 481.100 (470.200; +2.3 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 196,700 (226,100; -13.0 percent) models were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.
The Group delivered 653,600 (664,500; -1.6 percent) vehicles in the North America region in the first three quarters, of which 439,600 (463,200; -5.1 percent) were handed over to customers in the USA. The Volkswagen Group delivered 538,400 (680,500; -20.9 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period, of which 420,800 (502,700; -16.3 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.
The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 2.99 (2.63; +13.8 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to September, of which 2.72 (2.36; +15.2 percent) million units were delivered in China, the Group’s largest single market.