VW Sales Up 11.2% From January to October image

Volkswagen’s sales through October reached 4.72 million units, an increase of 11.2%.

During the first ten months of the year VW sold 4.72 million vehicles, an increase of 11.2% from last year’s 4.24 million units. Last month the automaker sold 501,300 units, an increase of 16.3% from 430,900 units sold in October 2011.

“We achieved growth, in some cases quite significant, above all outside Europe in October. The markets in Western Europe in particular demand our full attention. Here, the new Golf, Europe’s best-selling car, has got off to an excellent start with over 40,000 advance orders”, said Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group.

In Europe VW reached an increase of 0.5% to 1.44 million vehicles during the first ten months of the year. Central and Eastern Europe were the markets with the highest growth of 28.8% to 223,100 units, up from 173,100 units last year. In Russia the automaker sold 137,200 units, up 50.8%, while in Western Europe sales dropped 6.0% to 719,100 units.

In the Asia-Pacific region sales increased 17.4% to 1.89 million vehicles during the January-October period. China sales were up 18.4% to 1.71 million units, while the North American market saw an increase of 25.6% to 508,500 units.