Auto Sales Record: Volkswagen sold 6.11 million cars this year, up 13.9 percent image

Volkswagen Group on Friday announced that has sold 6.11 million vehicles, up 13.9 percent compared to the same period of 2010. In September 2011, the entire VW Group sold 751,900 vehicles worldwide, the company said Friday.

“We are very pleased with the development of the Group. Delivering six million vehicles in nine months represents a key milestone on the way to reaching our annual target of eight million vehicles sold in 2011,” Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler stated.

“We are also expecting very good delivery figures for the fourth quarter. We continue to keep a close eye on developments in global automobile markets, some of which are highly volatile,” Klingler added.

In the Asia / Pacific area the company has sold 1.92 (1.64; +17.3 percent) million vehicles – from which 1.69 (1.48; +14.6 percent) million units were delivered in China, the region’s largest single market.

In North America, sales in January to September rose by 21.4 percent to 485,400 (399,800) vehicles, of which 322,000 (267,500; +20.4 percent) units were delivered in the U.S. market. The Volkswagen Group handed over 700,900 (640,200; +9.5 percent) vehicles in the South America region during the same period.

In the European continent, Group brands recorded an increase of 10.8 percent to 2.77 (2.50) million vehicles delivered in the period to September.