German carmaker Volkswagen Ag said on Friday that April group vehicle sales rose 6 percent to 732, 000 units. In the January to April period, group deliveries rose 8.6% to 2.89 million vehicles.
“The Group’s worldwide deliveries continue to develop in the right direction. We are benefiting from our convincing model range and are looking to keep up the momentum over the coming months as well”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday.
However, the company expects the markets in Western Europe to deteriorate further.
“Our current projection has been adjusted downward and we are therefore keeping an even closer eye on market developments.” Klingler said.
Deliveries in Western Europe outside Germany declined 5.9% to 661,400 units in the four-month period as “conditions remained difficult” in the region.
In the Asia-Pacific region there were 975,700 (837,300; +16.5 percent) vehicles handed over to customers in the first four months. In North America 247,900 (201,600) vehicles + 23.0 percent.
South America region: 296,900 (295,300; +0.5 percent) vehicles.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars: 1.81 (1.66; +9.4 percent) million vehicles in the period to April.
Audi delivered 471,300 (422,000) vehicles worldwide from January to April + 11.7 percent
ŠKODA: 324,100 (295,300; +9.8 percent) units
SEAT: 105,100 (121,100; -13.3 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to April
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: 174,200 (164,200) light commercial vehicles