Volkswagen Group delivers 7.40 million vehicles in first three quarters*

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5.3 percent* increase from January to September

    881,300 vehicles delivered in September / +3.0 percent*

    Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: „Deliveries continue to develop well despite challenging markets. Chance to reach ten million deliveries mark for first time.“

The Volkswagen Group delivered 7.40 (January-September 2013: 7.03; +5.3 percent)* million vehicles from January to September. In the month of September the company handed over 881,300 (September 2013: 856,000; +3.0 percent)* models to customers.

„The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries further to well over seven million units in the first three quarters of the year. That is a very pleasing development, particularly given the differences in the way world markets have been performing,“ Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added:

„Even though markets remain challenging, we nevertheless have the chance to reach the ten million deliveries mark this year – four years earlier than originally planned.“

Group brands delivered a total of 2.90 (2.73; +6.4 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market from January to September, of which 1.51 (1.40; +7.8 percent) million were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany).

909,200 (855,600; +6.3 percent) customers took possession of a new vehicle on the home market of Germany. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 481.100 (470.200; +2.3 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 196,700 (226,100; -13.0 percent) models were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.

The Group delivered 653,600 (664,500; -1.6 percent) vehicles in the North America region in the first three quarters, of which 439,600 (463,200; -5.1 percent) were handed over to customers in the USA. The Volkswagen Group delivered 538,400 (680,500; -20.9 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period, of which 420,800 (502,700; -16.3 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 2.99 (2.63; +13.8 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to September, of which 2.72 (2.36; +15.2 percent) million units were delivered in China, the Group’s largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.56 (4.43; +3.0 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to September. The brand developed particularly well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 2.22 (1.95; +13.8 percent) million vehicles there.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.26 (1.23; +2.8 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market, with deliveries increasing by 5.2 percent to 648,300 (616,400) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany).

Audi delivered 1.30 (1.18; +10.0 percent) million vehicles worldwide in the period to September. The premium brand from Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 491,500 (422,600; +16.3 percent) models to customers there. Audi delivered 158,400 (138,400) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 14.5 percent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 135,600 (119,700; +13.3 percent) vehicles in the first three quarters. Demand for models from the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 43,600 (36,400; +19.8 percent) vehicles were delivered, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where 20,000 (16,600; +20.7 percent) models were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered a total of 774,100 (684,900; +13.0 percent) vehicles worldwide from January to September. The Czech automaker was particularly successful on European markets, delivering 203,500 (171,700; +18.5 percent) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany) and 203,100 (181,100; +12.2 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. The brand grew deliveries by 12.9 percent to 113,200 (100,300) units in Germany.

SEAT delivered 294,000 (266,100; +10.5 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to September. The Spanish brand performed particularly well in Central and Eastern Europe, where deliveries increased by 55.0 percent to 18,500 (11,900) units, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where the company handed over 166,100 (149,000; +11.5 percent) vehicles to customers. In Germany SEAT delivered 63,700 (57,300; +11.0 percent) units.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 325,100 (338,400; -3.9 percent) vehicles to customers from January to September, of which 127,300 (119,600; +6.5 percent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). Deliveries in Germany during the same period ran at 85,800 (80,700; +6.4 percent) units.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

Enrico Beltz,Nicolai Laude- photo Volkswagen


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