Published on August 18th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Is Back On Top In China
Volkswagen Group outsold General Motors in July as well as in the first 7-months of the year to reclaim its position as China’s largest automaker. The VW Group delivered 285,900 vehicles in China last month, an increase of 16% from a year earlier. The growth was led by the VW brand, which recorded sales of 210,500 vehicles, a rise of 17% from the same month last year.
In July, Skoda volume advanced 16% year on year to 21,400 vehicles while Audi deliveries rose 9.9% to 45,454 vehicles. The company didn’t disclose sales for the Porsche brand in China last month. In the first 7-months, the VW Group’s China sales totaled 2,148,000 vehicles, a gain of 8% from the same period last year.
In July, General Motors delivered 270,529 vehicles in China. Through July, its China sales reached 2,081,005 vehicles. The VW Group was outsold by GM in 2015 as well as in June this year.