VW: For The First Time Over Nine Million Vehicles

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VW: For The First Time Over Nine Million Vehicles
VW: For The First Time Over Nine Million Vehicles

The VW Group sold more than nine million vehicles for the first time in the first eleven months of the year. This corresponds to growth of 4.6 percent.

The VW Group is moving towards sales of ten million vehicles this year. In the first eleven months of the year, Europe's largest carmaker was able to sell 9.08 million vehicles worldwide for the first time in this period, as the company announced in Wolfsburg on Friday. This corresponds to an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

The group recorded sales of 834,800 units in the previous month, a slight increase of 0.7 percent. “The deliveries of the Volkswagen Group are also on track in the last few weeks of the year. Despite all the uncertainties in the global automotive economy, the ten million mark is within reach,”said Group Sales Director Christian Klingler.

China with growth of 12.9 percent

In the whole of Europe, the group brands sold 3.55 million (+5.7 percent) vehicles by November. In Western Europe (excluding the German market), 1.83 million (+7.7 percent) customers opted for a vehicle from the VW Group. In the home market of Germany 1.12 million (5.0 percent) vehicles were delivered to customers. The crisis on the Russian market also made itself felt at VW: Here sales fell by almost 13 percent to 240,700 units. The market in the USA is also showing a decline. With 542,600 units, deliveries fell by 2.6 percent. But business is still booming in China, where 3.34 million (+12.9 percent) units were sold.

The core brand Volkswagen Passenger Cars sold 5.59 million vehicles (+2.0 percent) worldwide from January to November. Audi is more clearly in the plus with 1.59 million units and an increase of 10.1 percent. The sports car manufacturer Porsche is even better with a total of 169,200 vehicles delivered between January and November, an increase of 14.9 percent. The Czech VW subsidiary Skoda sold 955,300 vehicles (+12.3 percent). After eleven months, Seat has 359,400 units, an increase of 10.7 percent. The VW commercial vehicle division had to accept a decline of 4.3 percent with 401,400 units. (AG / FM)