Volkswagen announced that deliveries of its passenger cars division exceeded 4 million units for the first time in the first three quarters of this year.
From January to September, Europe’s largest carmaker handed over 4.21 million vehicles to customers, up 10.6 percent over the same period in 2011 (January-September 2011: 3.81 million units). In September alone, the brand delivered 492,500 units, up 4.3 percent over September 2011, when it handed over 472,100 vehicles.
In the Asia-Pacific region, the brand grew deliveries by 16.4 percent from January to September and handed over 1.68 million vehicles to customers, of which 1.52 million units went to China (including Hong Kong), the region’s largest single market.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars increased deliveries in the North America region by 26.1 percent to 456,500 units. Growth was especially strong in the United States, where customers took possession of 323,100 vehicles (+37.2 percent). In South America, deliveries rose by 8.1 percent to 626,200 units.
On the overall European market, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered over 1.30 million cars, accounting for an increase of 0.2 percent. Deliveries rose by 32.1 percent to 199,800 vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe, while in Russia, the region’s largest single market, deliveries increased to 123,000 units (+55.9 percent).
On the other hand, in Western Europe (excluding Germany), the number of delivered vehicles fell by 6.2 percent to 653,300 units as a result of the difficult situation on the overall market. In Germany, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 447,000 vehicles (-0.6 percent).