Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Grows Deliveries in January by 17.4 Percent to 491,900 Vehicles

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Grows Deliveries in January by 17.4 Percent to 
491,900 Vehicles 
Group Board Member for Sales Klingler: "Volkswagen Passenger Cars Has
Made Satisfactory Start to the Year" 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --  The Volkswagen
Passenger Cars brand began the year with a rise in vehicle
deliveries: The company handed over 491,900 (January 2012: 419,100)
models to customers worldwide, an increase of 17.4 percent over the
comparable prior-year period. "The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand
has made a satisfactory start to the year in spite of the continuing
difficult market conditions in Europe, and has grown deliveries,
particularly in North America and -- as a result of the later date
set for the Chinese New Year -- in Asia-Pacific," Christian Klingler,
Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the
Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg on Tuesday. 
The sales situation on the overall European market remained
difficult. Deliveries in this region for the first month of the year
fell to 116,900 (125,500; -6.8 percent) units. The decline was
primarily attributable to the continuing tense situation in Western
Europe (excluding Germany), where deliveries were down 12.3 percent
on the comparable prior-year period and ran at 60,600 (69,100) units.
In Germany, too, Volkswagen could not entirely avoid the effect of
developments on the overall market (around -9 percent) and delivered
38,100 (39,600; -3.9 percent) vehicles. In contrast, the company grew
deliveries in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 18,200
(16,800; +8.8 percent) new Volkswagens were handed over to customers.
Volkswagen deliveries on the Russian market increased to 10,000
(9,300; +7.2 percent) units. 
Developments outside Europe were more positive. In the North America
region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew deliveries to 43,800 (39,600;
+10.6 percent) units. The brand handed over 29,000 (27,200) vehicles
to customers in the United States, the region's largest single
market, representing an increase of 6.7 percent. Volkswagen Passenger
Cars delivered 63,100 (64,300; -2.0 percent) vehicles in the South
America region, of which 46,100 (43,800; +5.1 percent) units were
handed over in Brazil. 
The brand reported a substantial 43.7 percent increase in January in
the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 251,100 (174,700) vehicles
there, of which 235,000 (159,900; +47.0 percent) units were delivered
in China (incl. Hong Kong), the region's largest single market. The
date for the Chinese New Year was again set in February and as a
result of this special situation, deliveries in January were
noticeably higher than for the same month last year; however, a
decline in deliveries is expected for February. In India, Volkswagen
Passenger Cars delivered 4,600 (5,800; -19.9 percent) vehicles in
January. 
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