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Volkswagen Group grows 25.4 percent in Americas

Staff writer ▼ | November 18, 2012
The Volkswagen Group made a record sales: it delivered more than seven million vehicles for first time in period from January to October, with increase on the American continent of respectable 25.4 percent.
The Volkswagen Group
The Volkswagen GroupThe Volkswagen Group made a record sales: it delivered more than seven million vehicles for first time in period from January to October, with increase on the American continent of respectable 25.4 percent.


The Volkswagen Group achieved a 10.2 percent increase in worldwide deliveries from January to October 2012, handing over 7.5 million vehicles to customers - delivering more than seven million units for the first time in this period. That's a 14.6 percent rise for the month of October, delivering 788,700 units.

Deliveries on the American continent continued to develop well with the number of vehicles handed over in the North America region from January to October growing 25.4 percent to 681,200 units, of which 481,100 (+33.5 percent) were delivered in the United States. The group handed over 842,200 (+8.4 percent) vehicles in South America during the same period, of which 644,000 (+9.7 percent) were delivered to Brazilian customers.

The Group also recorded very satisfactory figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 2.56 (+19.0 percent) million vehicles were delivered to customers in the period to October, of which 2.26 (+19.6 percent) million units were delivered in China, the region’s largest single market. In India, deliveries grew 3.6 percent to 94,900 vehicles.

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.72 (+11.2 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide in the period to October. The brand developed particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 223,100 (+28.9 percent) units were delivered. Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 508,500 (+25.6 percent) vehicles to customers in the North America region, while the figure was 1.89 (+17.4 percent) million for the Asia-Pacific region. In the home market of Germany, the company grew deliveries to 994,500 (+3.5 percent).

The Volkswagen Group Christian KlinglerThe ŠKODA brand delivered a total of 795,100 (+7.2 percent) vehicles, SEAT delivered 265,200 (-9.8 percent) vehicles, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew deliveries 5.0 percent to 455,400 (433,700) units in the ten-month period. "The Volkswagen Group developed very well in October. We again put in a strong performance in North America, China and also Russia. However, market uncertainty continues, particularly in Western Europe", said Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler.

Audi delivered 1.22 (+12.9 percent) million vehicles worldwide from January to October. The premium brand from Ingolstadt again performed well in North America, where customers took possession of 136,600 (+17.6 percent) new vehicles. The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 34,500 vehicles from August to October. Demand for models built by the Stuttgart-based car maker was particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific region, where 10,200 units were handed over, and in the North America region, where deliveries also ran at 10,000.


 

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