November sales: Group sales for VW go up 4.3% image

Boosted by strong growth in China, where sales increased 16.7 %, Volkswagen said on Friday its group vehicle sales rose 4.3 % in November, while worldwide deliveries grew 4.7 % from January to November.

In total, 8.68 (January–November 2012: 8.29) million vehicles were handed over to customers. The Group delivered 828,600 (November 2012: 794,300; +4.3 %) units in November.

“The Volkswagen Group produced a very robust performance despite the continuing economic uncertainty, and November was another good month. Our brands enjoyed particularly strong growth in China. However, the challenges on the other world markets remain unchanged”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday.

The Group brands delivered a total of 3.36 (3.40; -1.3 %) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market from January to November.

There were mixed developments on the American continent. Deliveries in the North America region in the period to November were up 6.7 % to 807,800 (757,300) units, of which 557,000 (534,000; +4.3 %) were handed over to customers in the United States. The Group delivered 832,000 (923,800; -9.9 %) vehicles to customers in the South America region over the same period, of which 620,000 (709,000; -12.6 %) units were handed over to customers in Brazil.

Delivery figures in the Asia-Pacific region remained very encouraging. 3.29 (2.86; +15.1 %) million vehicles were handed over to customers there in the period to November, of which 2.96 (2.53; +16.7 %) million were delivered in China (including Hong Kong), the region’s largest single market. In India, 84,800 (104,000; -18.5 %) customers took delivery of a new vehicle.