December 14, 2012

Volkswagen Group's January-November vehicle deliveries exceed eight-million for first time

The Volkswagen Group recorded a further increase in worldwide vehicle deliveries from January to November, topping the eight-million mark for the first time in this period. In total, 8.29- (January-November 2011: 7.51; +10.4 per cent)* million vehicles were handed over to
customers in eleven months. The Group also performed well in the month of November, delivering 794,500 (November 2011: 711,500; +11.7 per cent)* units.

"We have already delivered more vehicles after eleven months than during the whole of last year. That is an outstanding achievement, particularly in view of the continuing difficult situation on some European markets," said Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler. "Despite this year's new delivery record we are already preparing for a very challenging year in 2013."

Group brands delivered a total of 3.40- (3.38; +0.7 per cent) million vehicles on the overall European market from January to November. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), 1.71- (1.82; -6.0 per cent) million customers took delivery of a new vehicle. In its home market of Germany, the Volkswagen Group grew deliveries by 3.4 per cent to 1.10 (1.06) million units. Group brands recorded growth in Central and Eastern Europe, where 590,800 (494,900; +19.4 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers, of which 290,100 (203,100; +42.9 per cent) were delivered in Russia, the region’s largest single market.

Deliveries on the American continent also developed well with the number of vehicles handed over in the North America region in the period to November growing 26.1 per cent to 757,300 (600,700) units, of which 534,000 (398,700; +33.9 per cent) were delivered in the United States. The Volkswagen Group handed over 923,800 (855,600; +8.0 per cent) vehicles to customers in South America during the same period, of which 709,000 (645,500; +9.8 per cent) were delivered in Brazil, the region's largest single market.

The Group also recorded very satisfactory figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 2.86-
(2.39; +19.5 per cent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in eleven months, of which 2.53- (2.11; +20.2 per cent) million units were delivered in China, the region's largest single market. In India, 104,000 (100,700; +3.3 per cent) customers took possession of a new vehicle. 

* including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012; excluding MAN and Scania


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