/ Industry, News, Sales Reports, Volkswagen / Volkswagen’s core brand reaches 3 million sales in six months

Volkswagen’s core brand reaches 3 million sales in six months

Linked In Share
Volkswagen’s core brand reaches 3 million sales in six months

For the first time ever, the VW brand managed to surpass the 3 million units sales mark for the January to June period. Last month’s sales though only slightly advanced, up 1.1% to 514,900 autos.

The new record achieved by the company rode on the rising strength of the core European region, finally coming out of the sales recession that almost lasted six years, while overwhelming demand continued in the Asia region, with the highlight being China, as always.

“Developments at Volkswagen Passenger Cars in the first half year were stable thanks to the brand’s convincing model range. The Golf in particular continues to be a bestseller – not only as a classic Golf, but also in the Variant or Sportsvan versions”, said Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.”The situation on global markets will remain challenging in the second half of the year and will keep us very much on our toes.”

Volkswagen delivered 864,100 cars in the first six months to the European region, a rise of 2.4% over the same period last year. Strong performers were there the Western European markets, where sales rose 5.5% (excluding Germany, which only rose 0.8%).

The Asia Pacific region saw a strong double-digit climb (16.8%), with over 1.5 million cars delivered. Of them, no less than 1.39 million vehicles were sold in China, the country’s deliveries rising 18.5% over the six months period.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - filed under Industry, News, Sales Reports, Volkswagen. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
increases june record sales six months


Discuss: Volkswagen’s core brand reaches 3 million sales in six months

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

China’s BYD revival hinges on Daimler co-developed electric model
China’s BYD revival hinges on Daimler co-developed electric modelThe Chinese automaker, now struggling after successfully transforming from a phone battery producer into a carmaker, is ready to ...
Volvo thinks downsizing is good for the company
Volvo thinks downsizing is good for the companyAmong the many new things the recently launched Volvo XC90 brought for the Swedish automaker, there’s one that caught our ...
Russia: AvtoVAZ mulls return to profit amid slumping market
Russia: AvtoVAZ mulls return to profit amid slumping marketRussia’s largest automaker, now under the control of the Renault-Nissan alliance, has vowed to return to profit through cost ...
Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut
Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debutAug.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his ...
Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015
Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015Aug.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015. As the new 'power unit' rules took effect ...
Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014
Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014Aug.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to "retire" at the end of ...
Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo
Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – SaloAug.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen. Finn ...
Vettel to get another new chassis for Monza
Vettel to get another new chassis for MonzaAug.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sebastian Vettel is set to drive his third new chassis of the 2014 season, after suffering more ...
Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’
Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’Aug.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.3 Gilles Villeneuve
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.3 Gilles Villeneuve"I know that no human being can do a miracle. Nobody commands magical properties, but Gilles made you wonder. He was that ...
Renault is apparently planning Twingo RS after all
Renault is apparently planning Twingo RS after allA hot version of the new Twingo generation is under consideration for being put into production. The similarities between the ...
[VIDEO] Meet the Renault R.S. 01 race car
[VIDEO] Meet the Renault R.S. 01 race carRenault has officially pulled the wraps off the brand new R.S. 01 race car which is coming with a futuristic design and an ...
Exclusive – Dodge not offering Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat in Europe
Exclusive – Dodge not offering Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat in EuropeThe powerful Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and the Challenger SRT Hellcat will continue to be offered stateside as the company has no ...
Skoda Fabia Combi spied
Skoda Fabia Combi spiedThe new generation of the Skoda Fabia is getting ready to receive its second body style, the Combi. Our spy photographers have ...
[VIDEO] 2015 Volvo XC90 makes video debut
[VIDEO] 2015 Volvo XC90 makes video debutThe new generation of the Volvo XC90 has recently made its video debut with the Swedish based automaker releasing its first two ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Renault R.S. 01 race car 2
Spy-Shots of Cars
lada vesta sedan 1
2015 mazda2 mps 1
lamborghini murcielago crash romania gypsy craiova 1
chevrolet niva concept 1
Infiniti ESQ 1
2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo Europe 1
2015 toyota camry global 1
2015 volvo xc90 1
bmw i8 display car 1
2015 skoda fabia interior

More automotive from inautonews
The Chinese automaker, now struggling after successfully transforming from a phone battery producer into a carmaker, is ready to bid all on the recently unveiled Denza electric car. The Shenzhen-based company, also famous thanks to an investment from Warren Buffett’s trust fund, was previously ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.3 Gilles Villeneuve
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.3 Gilles Villeneuve"I know that no human being can do a miracle. Nobody commands magical properties, but Gilles made you wonder. He was that quick” Jacques Laffite ...
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HP
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HPFord is well known around the world for its F-150 pickup truck that actually doesn’t have a global presence. A paradox, yes? Well, actually no. ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki Lauda
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki LaudaThe man that saved Ferrari…These are the first words that came in mind when you heard about Niki Lauda, “The computer”. He was fast, tough in ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety US: Boston drivers rule the risky-prone rankingsAccording to Allstate Corp., the bottom of the annual ranking of the nation’s 200 biggest urban ... Volvo heralds the possibility of “deathless” carsThe Volvo Car Group says it’s now one “step closer” to its safety ideal – no one killed or ...
Safety Section