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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 5.74 Million Vehicles in

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 5.74 Million Vehicles in 2012 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 --  Volkswagen of
America, Inc. 


 
--  12.7 percent increase for full year 2012
--  Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Another strong
    increase for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand"

  
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed 2012 with a new record,
delivering 5.74 (2011: 5.09; +12.7 percent) million vehicles to
customers for the first time in a twelve-month period. The brand
recorded a 30.6 percent rise for the month of December, delivering
517,900 (December 2011: 396,600) units. "There has been another
strong increase for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand even though
market conditions were at times difficult. Our new Golf has got off
to an excellent start and significantly strengthened Volkswagen's
competitive position," Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and
Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars
brand, commented. "2013 will be a very demanding year, and we will be
facing new and difficult challenges. But we are well prepared."  
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.70 (1.72; -1.2 percent) million
vehicles on the overall European market in the period to December.
The brand generated significant growth in Central and Eastern Europe,
where there was a 22.4 percent increase in deliveries to 267,100
(218,100) vehicles. In Russia, the region's largest single market,
164,700 (118,000; +39.6 percent) units were handed over to customers.
In Western Europe (excluding Germany), deliveries fell by 6.9 percent
to 844,500 (906,900) units due to the difficult situation on overall
markets. In Germany, Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 586,100
(593,300; -1.2 percent) vehicles to customers in 2012.  
In the Asia-Pacific region the brand reported a strong increase of
23.2 percent for the full year, with customers taking delivery of
2.37 (1.93) million vehicles, of which 2.15 (1.72; +24.8 percent)
million were handed over in China (incl. Hong Kong), the region's
largest single market. Sales also developed very well on the American
continent with Volkswagen Passenger Cars growing deliveries 25.5
percent to 623,300 (496,700) units. The brand performed particularly
well in the United States,
 where 438,100 (324,400; +35.1 percent)
vehicles were handed over to customers. In South America, deliveries
went up by 8.3 percent to 836,600 (772,600) vehicles, of which
661,000 (591,700; +11.7 percent) were handed over in Brazil. 
Volkswagen 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 
www.volkswagen-media-services.com 
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