Volkswagen brand sales grow by 1.5% in February image

The German carmaker announced its namesake brand has delivered 407,600 cars, thanks to rising demand for its Golf and Tiguan models, with the two months tally at 893.300 – up 3.3% from a year ago.

While some markets remain difficult for the automaker, the fact that the seventh generation Golf remained Europe’s best selling vehicle nameplate and rising demand in China and the Western Europe balanced the loses.

“Even though the situation in some markets was at times difficult, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand continued to develop well in the first two months of the year”, Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said. “There was high demand in particular for the Up, Golf and Golf Estate as well as the Touran and Tiguan”, Klingler added.

Volkswagen managed to grow in the first two months its overall European market deliveries by 5.9 % to 245,200 vehicles – faring particularly well in Germany (+4.6% to 80,600) and the western Europe – up 7.8 % to 124,800 units.

China recorded an 11.6 % rise to 437,700 vehicles, while the North America region again dropped, by 9.3 % to 81,900. The situation was mirrored in South America, where Volkswagen delivered 92,100 cars, a 18.1 % drop for year-on-year sales.