Published on August 28th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen delivers 5.83 million vehicles so far this year
On the overall European market, Group brands delivered 2.45 (2.37; +3.7 percent) million vehicles from January to July. These included 1.32 (1.23; +7.2 percent) million vehicles in Western Europe (excluding Germany). In the home market of Germany, 781,700 (739,500; +5.7 percent) customers opted for a new vehicle from the Volkswagen Group. The Group delivered 354,400 (397,500; -10.8 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. Significant increases in the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary were insufficient to compensate for the tense situation in Russia, where deliveries fell by 40.3 percent to 97,600 (163,400) units.
Group deliveries in North America continued to grow, reaching 533,000 (501,900; +6.2 percent) vehicles in the period to July. These included 349,000 (337,700; +3.4 percent) vehicles delivered in the USA. The situation in South America, where the Volkswagen Group delivered 346,400 (449,000; -22.9 percent) units from January to July 2015, remained tense. While deliveries in Argentina once again rose, there was a fall to 245,900 (354,300; -30.6 percent) vehicles delivered in Brazil.
In the Asia-Pacific sales region, 2.22 (2.32; -4.1 percent) million vehicles were delivered to customers in the period to July. As market leader, the Volkswagen Group was not immune to the continuing downturn in China, delivering 1.99 (2.10; -5.3 percent) million units in its largest single market.
The premium brand Audi handed over 1.05 (1.01) million vehicles worldwide from January to July, an increase of 3.5 percent.
The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 134,700 (104,900) vehicles in the period to July, representing an increase of 28.5 percent compared with the previous year.
The Czech brand ŠKODA delivered 627,100 (605,300) vehicles from January to July, a rise of 3.6 percent.
SEAT handed over 251,300 (234,600; + 7.1 percent) vehicles to customers worldwide in the first seven months of the year.