Europe’s largest automaker delivered 4.3 million vehicles from January to September, up 3.6% from 2012. The passenger cars brand also handed over 526,300 vehicles to customers in the month of September alone, posting a good 6.8% increase over the same month last year.
The brand recorded the best rise, a 16.5% one from January to September in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 1.95 million units there, of which 1.79 (1.51 in 2012; +18.2 %) million vehicles were delivered in China (excluding Hong Kong), the region’s largest single market. In contrast, deliveries in India declined to 45,900 (51,000; -10.0 %) units.
“Volkswagen Passenger Cars has held its own well on world markets despite the challenging situation and continued to grow in China in particular”, commented Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.
In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew deliveries by 2.1 % to 466,000 vehicles, of which 314,800 (-2.6 %) models were handed over to customers in the United States. In the South America region, deliveries from January to September declined by 13.4 % to 542,500 units, of which 407,400 (-16.3 %) vehicles were handed over in Brazil alone.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.23 (1.30 in 2012; -5.7 %) million vehicles on the overall European market in the first three quarters, of which 616,400 (653,300; -5.6 %) units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany).
In the home market of Germany, delivery delays due to the bad weather in Wolfsburg, which caused hailstorm damage to several thousand vehicles, continued. As a result, deliveries to customers from January to September were down 8.2 % to 410,300 (447,000) units.
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