Volkswagen Car Sales Growth October 2014

Car-Sales

  • New record: Deliveries in ten-month period top eight million for first time
  • 842,700 vehicles delivered in October / +2.9 per cent*
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Outpaced the overall market. Growth in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific”

Car-Sales

Wolfsburg, 14 November 2014: The Volkswagen Group handed over 8.24 (January- October 2013: 7.85; +5.0 per cent)* million vehicles to customers from January to October, thus reporting a new record and delivering more than eight million vehicles for the first time in this ten-month period.

The brands also reported a rise in deliveries in October, handing over 842,700 (October 2013: 818,900; +2.9 per cent)* during that month. “So far this year the Volkswagen Group has outpaced the overall market. That is a pleasing development in light of the market situation in some regions which is at times still challenging. Our brands recorded further growth in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific in particular,” Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg today.

Group brands delivered a total of 3.24 (3.05; +6.2 per cent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market from January to October, of which 1.68 (1.56; +8.0 per cent) million units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 1.02 (0.96;+5.8 per cent) million customers took possession of a new vehicle in the home market of Germany. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 535,200 (526,100; +1.7 per cent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 217,600 (250,700; -13.2 per cent) models were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.

The Group delivered 728,700 (734,200; -0.7 per cent) vehicles in the North America region in the period to October, of which 489,100 (508,300; -3.8 per cent) were handed over to customers in the United States. The Volkswagen Group delivered 604,100 (757,700; -20.3 per cent) vehicles to customer in the South America region during the same period, of which 470,700 (561,900; -16.2 per cent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Group continued to record encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 3.33 (2.95; +12.8 per cent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to October, of which 3.03 (2.65; +14.1 per cent) million units were delivered in China (including Hong Kong), the Group’s largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.08 (4.95; +2.6 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to October. The brand developed particularly well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 2.47 (2.20; +12.4 per cent) million units there. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.40 (1.37; +2.7 per cent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market, with deliveries increasing by 5.5 per cent to 719,500 (682,200) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany).

Audi delivered 1.44 (1.31; +10.1 per cent) million vehicles worldwide in the period to October. The premium brand from Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 547,300 (470,700; +16.3 per cent) models to customers there. Audi delivered 177,000 (154,200) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 14.8 per cent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 151,500 (133,100; +13.8 per cent) vehicles in the ten-month period. Demand for models from the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 48,200 (40,300; +19.7 per cent) vehicles were delivered, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where 22,900 (18,600;+22.7 per cent) models were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered a total of 865,100 (768,700; +12.5 per cent) vehicles worldwide from January to October. The Czech automaker was particularly successful on European markets, delivering 225,400 (191,900; +17.4 per cent) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany) and 227,100 (204,400; +11.1 per cent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. The brand grew deliveries in Germany by 12.1 per cent to 126,000 (112,400) units.

SEAT delivered 326,000 (295,100; +10.5 per cent) vehicles worldwide in the period to October. The Spanish brand performed particularly well in Central and Eastern Europe, where deliveries increased by 50.5 per cent to 20,400 (13,600) units, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where the company handed over 183,500 (164,000; +11.9 per cent) vehicles to customers. In Germany, SEAT delivered 71,300 (64,100; +11.1 per cent) units.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 363,900 (378.700; -3.9 per cent) vehicles to customers from January to October, of which 142,000 (133,200; +6.6 per cent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). Deliveries in Germany during the same period ran at 97,400 (91,200; +6.7 per cent) units.

*)

excluding MAN and Scania

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