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Volkswagen Group Delivers Well Over Seven Million Vehicles for

Volkswagen Group Delivers Well Over Seven Million Vehicles for First
Time in Period to October* 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 --  The Volkswagen
Group  


 
--  10.2 percent increase to 7.50 million vehicles* in January to October
    period
--  14.6 percent rise in month of October to 788,700 vehicles*
--  Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Volkswagen Group
    developed very well in October. Market uncertainty continues,
    particularly in Western Europe."

  
The Volkswagen Group achieved a 10.2 percent increase in worldwide
deliveries from January to October 2012, handing over 7.50
(January-October 2011: 6.80)* million vehicles to customers and thus
delivering well over seven million units for the first time in this
period. The Group recorded a 14.6 percent rise for the month of
October, delivering 788,700 (October 2011: 688,000)* units. "The
Volkswagen Group developed very well in October. We again put in a
strong performance in North America, China and also Russia. However,
market uncertainty continues, particularly in Western Europe," Group
Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on
Friday.  
Deliveries on the American continent continued to develop well with
the number of vehicles handed over in the North America region from
January to October growing 25.4 percent to 681,200 (543,000) units,
of which 481,100 (360,400; +33.5 percent) were delivered in the
United States. The Volkswagen Group handed over 842,200 (777,200;
+8.4 percent) vehicles in South America during the same period, of
which 644,000 (586,900; +9.7 percent) were delivered to Brazilian
customers. 
The Group also recorded very satisfactory figures in the Asia-Pacific
region, where 2.56 (2.15; +19.0 percent) million vehicles were
delivered to customers in the period to October, of which 2.26 (1.89;
+19.6 percent) million units were delivered in China, the region's
largest single market. In India, deliveries grew 3.6 percent to
94,900 (91,700) vehicles. 
Group brands delivered 3.10 (3.07; +0.9 percent) million vehicles on
the overall European market from January to October. As a result of
the continued difficult market situation, Europe's largest automaker
handed over 1.57 (1.67; -5.8 percent) million vehicles to customers
in Wes
tern Europe (excluding Germany). In the home market of Germany,
the company grew deliveries to 994,500 (960,800; +3.5 percent). The
Volkswagen Group continued to achieve growth in Central and Eastern
Europe, where 534,600 (441,500; +21.1 percent) vehicles were handed
over to customers, of which 262,200 (178,700; +46.7 percent) were
delivered in Russia, the region's largest single market. 
Outline of developments at Group brands 
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.72 (4.24; +11.2
percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide in the period to
October. The brand developed particularly well in the Central and
Eastern Europe region, where 223,100 (173,100; +28.9 percent) units
were delivered. Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 508,500
(404,900; +25.6 percent) vehicles to customers in the North America
region, while the figure was 1.89 (1.61; +17.4 percent) million for
the Asia-Pacific region. 
Audi delivered 1.22 (1.08; +12.9 percent) million vehicles worldwide
from January to October. The premium brand from Ingolstadt again
performed well in North America, where customers took possession of
136,600 (116,100; +17.6 percent) new vehicles. In the Asia-Pacific
region, Audi delivered 393,500 (305,100) vehicles during the same
period, an increase of 29.0 percent. 
The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group
brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 34,500 vehicles from
August to October. Demand for models built by the Stuttgart-based
carmaker was particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific region, where
10,200 units were handed over, and in the North America region, where
deliveries also ran at 10,000. 
The SKODA brand delivered a total of 795,100 (741,800; +7.2 percent)
vehicles from January to October. The Czech automaker performed
particularly well in Central and Eastern Europe, where 214,900
(188,000; +14.3 percent) units were handed over, and in the
Asia-Pacific region, where 240,900 (218,600; +10.2 percent) vehicles
were delivered. 
SEAT delivered 265,200 (294,000; -9.8 percent) vehicles worldwide in
the period to October, mainly as a result of the difficult market
situation in Western Europe. The Spanish brand did, however, grow
deliveries in Germany to 51,200 (44,900, +13.8 percent) units, in the
UK, where 33,700 (31,100; +8.4 percent) vehicles were handed over to
customers, and in Mexico, where 17,000 (14,200; +20.0 percent)
vehicles were delivered. 
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew deliveries 5.0 percent to 455,400
(433,700) units in the ten-month period. 103,600 (100,600; +3.0
percent) vehicles were handed over to customers in the home market of
Germany. Deliveries to the rest of Europe also developed well. As a
result, vehicle deliveries on the overall European market rose to
271,900 (263,500; +3.2 percent) units. 
*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012;
excluding MAN and Scania 
Volkswagen Group Communications
Spokesperson Sales
Enrico Beltz
Phone: +49 (0) 53 61 / 9-4 85 90
Fax: +49 (0) 53 61 / 9-57-4 85 90
E-mail: enrico.beltz@volkswagen.de
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