Volkswagen Group: January - November Vehicle Deliveries Exceed

Volkswagen Group: January - November Vehicle Deliveries Exceed Eight
Million for First Time 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/12 -- 


 
--  10.4 percent increase to 8.29 million vehicles* from January to
    November
--  11.7 percent* rise in month of November
--  Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "More vehicles were
    delivered in eleven months than during the whole of last year. We are
    already preparing for a very challenging year in 2013."

  
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 percent)* 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
percent)* 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," Group Board Member for
Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added:
"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 percent) million
vehicles on the overall European market from January to November. In
Western Europe (excluding Germany), 1.71 (1.82; -6.0 percent) million
customers took delivery of a new vehicle. In its home market of
Germany, the Volkswagen Group grew deliveries by 3.4 percent to 1.10
(1.06) million units. Group brands recorded growth in Central and
Eastern Europe, where 590,800 (494,900; +19.4 percent) vehicles were
handed over to customers, of which 290,100 (203,100; +42.9 percent)
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 percent to 757,300 (600,700) units,
of which 534,000 (398,700; +33.9 percent) were delivered in the
United States. The Volkswagen Group handed over 923,800 (855,600;
+8.0 percent) vehicles to customers 
in South America during the same
period, of which 709,000 (645,500; +9.8 percent) 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 percent) million vehicles were handed
over to customers in eleven months, of which 2.53 (2.11; +20.2
percent) million units were delivered in China, the region's largest
single market. In India, 104,000 (100,700; +3.3 percent) customers
took possession of a new vehicle. 
Outline of developments at Group brands  
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.22 (4.69; +11.2
percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide in the period to
November. The brand developed particularly well in the United States,
where 394,100 (291,900; +35.0 percent) units were delivered.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 246,500 (195,900; +25.9
percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe region during the
same period. 
Audi delivered 1.34 (1.19) million vehicles worldwide in the period
to November, an increase of 12.7 percent. The premium brand from
Ingolstadt benefited among other things from substantial growth in
China, where customers took possession of 370,600 (283,600; +30.7
percent) vehicles. In the United States the brand grew deliveries
18.6 percent compared with the prior-year period to 124,500 (104,900)
models. 
The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group
brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 47,400 vehicles from
August to November. Demand for models built by the Stuttgart-based
carmaker was particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific region, where
14,900 vehicles were handed over, and in the Central and Eastern
Europe region, where deliveries ran at 2,300. 
The SKODA brand delivered a total of 873,000 (816,800; +6.9 percent)
vehicles worldwide from January to November. The company performed
particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where
customers took possession of 237,500 (210,000; +13.1 percent) new
vehicles. SKODA deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region increased to
264,500 (242,100; +9.3 percent) units. 
SEAT delivered 293,800 (320,000; -8.2 percent) vehicles worldwide in
the period to November. Markets in the Europe region remained
difficult with the company handing over 242,400 (285,300; -15.0
percent) vehicles to customers. Deliveries developed well in Germany,
where 57,900 (48,500; +19.3 percent) units were handed over, and the
UK, where 36,300 (33,600; +8.0 percent) customers chose a SEAT model,
as well as Mexico, where 18,900 (15,800; +19.5 percent) vehicles were
delivered. 
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew deliveries 4.6 percent to 501,000
(479,000) units in the period to November. 113,200 (112,300; +0.8
percent) models were handed over to customers in the home market of
Germany. Deliveries also developed very well in Central and Eastern
Europe, where customers took possession of 37,700 (32,300; +16.7
percent) units. 
*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012;
excluding MAN and Scania 
Volkswagen Group Communications
Spokesperson Sales
Enrico Beltz
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E-mail: enrico.beltz@volkswagen.de
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