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The VW Group worldwide vehicle deliveries from January to July grew by 5.1% to a total of 5.45 million vehicles while for the month of July the group deliveries ran at 757, 700 (July 2012: 734, 500; +3.2%) units.

The Volkswagen Group delivered a total of 2.16 (2.23; -3.1%) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market in the first seven months. In the North America region, deliveries for the period to July increased by 11.9% to 512,600 (457,900) units, while 523,500 (566,500; -7.6%) vehicles were delivered to customers in the South America region during the same period.

Group figures for the Asia-Pacific region were once again encouraging. A total of 2 (1.72; +16.6%) million vehicles were handed over to customers there in the first seven months, of which 1.79 (1.51; +18.5%) million units were delivered in China, the region’s largest single market.

“The positive trend in Volkswagen Group deliveries continued at the start of the second half-year – even though conditions on some markets were at times extremely challenging”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: “However, the economic climate remains difficult.”

The outline for the brands is as follows: Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 3.38 (3.26; +3.7%) million vehicles worldwide from January to July; Audi sold 911,800 (852,800) units; Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 95,300 vehicles in the period to July; ŠKODA delivered 534,300 (565,600; -5.5%) units worldwide and SEAT supplied 212,100 (189,200; +12.1%) to the group total. Meanwhile, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recorded stable development in the first seven months, delivering 316,600 (317,400; -0.2%) vehicles.