The Volkswagen Group sold more than 4 million vehicles in the period from January to July; 4.16 as against to 2009’s 3.65, a growth of 13.7 per cent. The 4 million vehicles were delivered to customers during the first seven months of the current year. In July, the Volkswagen Group delivered 572,200 vehicles worldwide.
In China deliveries in the first seven months grew 42.2 per cent to 1.11 (0.78) million. For the entire Asia⁄Pacific region Volkswagen reported a growth rate of 42.3 per cent with deliveries totalling 1.23 million vehicles. The highest percentage increase was 121 per cent, and was once again recorded on the Indian market with 21,300 units handed over.
In Europe, 2 million vehicles were delivered, corresponding to a rise of 2.2 per cent, while the overall market contracted by 1.8 per cent. In Western Europe excluding Germany VW reported growth of 18.4 per cent.
Developments on the German market remain very subdued. The continuing weak market, strongly influenced by the effects of the scrapping premium last year, contracted by 29 per cent between January and July. The VW Group performed better, delivering 606,200 vehicles.
In South America deliveries for the period January to July grew to 483,300 as against 472,200 last year. In North America, 309,200 vehicles were delivered to customers, with the USA accounting for 207,100.
Both the Volkswagen passenger cars and Volkswagen commercial vehicles brands again performed very well: The core brand delivered 2.62 (2.30) million passenger cars during the period January to July, an increase of 14.0 per cent. Volkswagen commercial vehicles reported a rise of 12.9 per cent to 236,600 as against 209,500 units last year.