Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand up 11.2 Percent

Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand up 11.2 Percent in
Period to October to 4.72 Million Units 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 --  The Volkswagen
Passenger Cars brand handed over 4.72 (January-October 2011: 4.24;
+11.2 percent) million vehicles to customers from January to October.
The brand delivered 501,300 (October 2011: 430,900; +16.3 percent)
vehicles in the month of October. "We achieved growth, in some cases
quite significant, above all outside Europe in October. The picture
in Europe, on the other hand, remains difficult. 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," Christian Klingler, Board Member
for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen
Passenger Cars brand, said. 
On the overall European market Volkswagen Passenger Cars maintained
the high level of 1.44 (1.44; +0.5 percent) million vehicles from
January to October. The brand generated growth in Central and Eastern
Europe in particular, where deliveries rose by 28.8 percent to
223,100 (173,100) units. In Russia, the region's largest single
market, deliveries increased to 137,200 (91,000; +50.8 percent)
vehicles. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), deliveries fell by
6.0 percent to 719,100 (764,700) units as a result of the difficult
situation on markets in general. In Germany, Volkswagen Passenger
Cars handed over 501,300 (498,400; +0.6 percent) vehicles to
customers in the ten-month period. 
In the Asia-Pacific region, the brand grew deliveries by 17.4 percent
from January to October and handed over 1.89 (1.61) million vehicles
to customers, of which 1.71 (1.45; +18.4 percent) million units were
delivered in China (incl. Hong Kong), the region's largest single
market. Sales on the American continent also developed very well in
the period to October, with Volkswagen Passenger Cars growing
deliveries in the North America region by 25.6 percent to 508,500
(404,900) vehicles. Growth was especially strong in the United
States, where customers took possession of 357,400 (263,500; +35.6
percent) vehicles. In South America, deliveries rose by 8.9 percent
to 699,600 (642,300) vehicles. 
Volkswagen Communications
Spokesperson Sales
Enrico Beltz
Phone: +49 (0) 5361 / 9-48590
Fax: +49 (0) 5361 / 9-57-48590
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