Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 5.22 Million Vehicles in

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 5.22 Million Vehicles in Period to
November / +11.2 Percent 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --  From January to
November, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 5.22
(January-November 2011: 4.69; +11.2 percent) million vehicles to
customers worldwide. The brand also recorded a clear increase of 11.5
percent for the month of November, delivering 504,800 (November 2011:
453,000) units. "The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has maintained
the fast pace in November and recorded a strong increase. We
anticipate a new delivery record for the full year, but also expect
next year to be challenging," Christian Klingler, Board Member for
Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen
Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg on Tuesday.  
Volkswagen Passenger Cars kept deliveries on the overall European
market stable despite the difficult situation on markets in Southern
Europe and handed over 1.58 million units in the period to November,
on a par with the prior-year period. While deliveries in Western
Europe (excluding Germany) decreased slightly to 782,600 (836,200;
-6.4 percent) units, Central and Eastern Europe recorded a 25.9
percent increase in the number of vehicles delivered to 246,500
(195,900). Deliveries in Russia continued at a high level, with
customers taking possession of 151,400 (104,200; +45.3 percent)
models. In the home market of Germany, Volkswagen Passenger Cars
handed over 552,200 (549,300; +0.5 percent) vehicles to customers in
the period to November.  
The brand reported encouraging growth outside Europe. In the
Asia-Pacific region Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew deliveries by 18.0
percent from January to November and handed over 2.12 (1.80) million
vehicles to customers. During the same period, 1.92 (1.61; +19.2
percent) million units were delivered in China (including Hong Kong),
the region's largest single market. Sales on the American continent
for the period to November were also very encouraging. The brand grew
deliveries in the North America region by 25.5 percent to 563,000
(448,500) vehicles, of which 394,100 (291,900; +35.0 percent) were
handed over to customers in the United States. In the South America
region, deliveries rose by 8.2 percent to 766,400 (708,200) vehicles,
of which 601,100 (542,000; +10.9 percent) were delivered in Brazil.  
Volkswagen Communications 
Spokesperson Sales 
Enrico Beltz 
Phone: +49 (0) 5361 / 9-48590 
E-mail: enrico.beltz@volkswagen  
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