5.78 Million Volkswagen Vehicles Handed Over from January to July / +6.0 %


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808,500 units delivered in July / +6.7 per cent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Pleasing start to second half of year. Uncertainty continues to overshadow economic conditions in global automotive sector.”

WOLFSBURG -- August 26, 2014: The Volkswagen Group delivered 5.78 (January-July 2013: 5.45; +6.0 per cent)* million vehicles from January to July. The company handed over 808,500 (July 2013: 757,500; +6.7 per cent)* vehicles to customers in the month of July. “The Volkswagen Group and its brands have made a pleasing start to the second half of the year,” Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: “Nevertheless, uncertainty continues to overshadow economic conditions in the global automotive sector.”

Group brands delivered a total of 2.32 (2.16; +7.2 per cent) million vehicles on the overall European market in the first seven months of the year, of which 1.21 (1.12; +8.4 per cent) million were delivered in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 724,300 (678,900; +6.7 per cent) customers in the home market of Germany chose a new car from the Volkswagen Group, while the company delivered 383,300 (365,500; +4.9 per cent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 157,400 (175,000; -10.1 per cent) models were handed over to customers in Russia.

The Group delivered 500,700 (512,600; -2.3 per cent) vehicles in the North America region from January to July, of which 337,700 (356,800; -5.4 per cent) were handed over to customers in the United States. The Volkswagen Group delivered 410,700 (523,400; -21.5 per cent) units in the South America region, of which 320,300 (386,300; -17.1 per cent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Volkswagen Group continued to record encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 2.31 (2.00; +15.5 per cent) million vehicles were delivered in the period to July, of which 2.10 (1.79; +17.2 per cent) million units were handed over to customers in China, the Group’s largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 3.56 (3.43; +3.8 per cent) million vehicles worldwide from January to July. The brand continued to develop well in the Asia-Pacific region, where 1.72 (1.48; +16.2 per cent) million units were handed over to customers. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 333,400 (362,300; -8.0 per cent) vehicles in the North America region. The brand reported slight growth on the overall European market, where 1.00 (0.98; +2.9 per cent) million vehicles were delivered.

Audi delivered 1.01 (0.91; +11.1 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide in the period to July. Deliveries by the premium brand from Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, where 375,000 (319,200; +17.5 per cent) models were handed over to customers. Audi delivered 119,400 (105,900) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 12.7 per cent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 104,900 (95,300; +10.0 per cent) vehicles from January to July. At 35,200 (30,700; +14.6 per cent) models, the overall European market accounted for the largest share, while 32,200 (28,400; +13.4 per cent) units were delivered in Asia-Pacific and 30,600 (27,700; +10.5 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers in the North America region.

ŠKODA delivered 605,300 (534,300; +13.3 per cent) vehicles in the first seven months of the year. The Czech automaker handed over 159,600 (140,200; +13.9 per cent) models to customers in Central and Eastern Europe, and delivered 164,300 (155,400; +5.7 per cent) vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region.

SEAT continued to grow, delivering 234,600 (212,100; +10.6 per cent) vehicles worldwide in the period to July. The increase was particularly strong on the overall European market, where 200,100 (175,000; +14.3 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers. SEAT also recorded growth in Germany, where the company delivered 49,900 (44,800; +11.5 per cent) units, and in Central and Eastern Europe, where 14,900 (8,800; +69.0 per cent) vehicles were handed over.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 255,200 (265,700; -3.9 per cent) vehicles to customers worldwide in the first seven months of the year, of which 191,000 (180,100; +6.1 per cent) were handed over on the overall European market. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also grew deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region, where the company handed over 13,000 (12,200; +6.2 per cent) vehicles.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

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