VW works council: vehicle sales in 2012 will be at the same level as in 2011 image

In an interview with Reuters, Volkswagen’s top labour leader said it doesn’t see any drop in vehicle sales next year in light of slower economic growth.

“We, the works council, expect that if things don’t go that well vehicle sales in 2012 will be at the same level as in 2011,” Bernd Osterloh said.

The German automaker said last week that total group sales worldwide have grew further in the period January to November, with the Group handing over 7.51 (January – November 2010: 6.59; 13.9 percent) million vehicles to customers.

“We are making very good progress. Our target to top an annual 8 million units for the first time is within reach. That is an important milestone for the group,” VW Group board member for sales Christian Klingler said.

“Despite the anticipated high delivery levels for this year, we are already preparing for a very challenging year in 2012. Risks on European markets, in particular, are increasing,” Klingler acknowledged.