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VOLKSWAGEN Aktiengesellschaft 
Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers 
1.43 million vehicles in first quarter
- 5.2 percent increase in January – March deliveries
- 532,400 vehicles handed over in March / -0.8 percent
Wolfsburg, April 9, 2013 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 1.43 
(January – March 2012: 1.36; +5.2 percent) million vehicles in the first three 
months of the year. There was, however, a slight decline in deliveries for the 
month of March, with the brand handing over 532,400 (March 2012: 536,700; -0.8 
percent) vehicles to customers. “There were mixed developments on markets 
worldwide for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. While there was further 
growth in Asia and North America in particular, deliveries declined in other 
regions such as Western Europe and South America. As expected, markets are 
becoming more difficult, and in some cases decidedly more 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 delivered 396,300 (441,800; -10.3 percent) 
vehicles on the overall European market in the first quarter, of which 208,800 
(232,600; -10.2 percent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding 
Germany). There was also a downward trend in the home market of Germany, where 
customers took possession of 126,500 (149,000; -15.1 percent) new 
vehicles. In contrast, Volkswagen Passenger Cars recorded slight growth in 
Central and Eastern Europe in the period to March, with deliveries running at 
61,000 (60,200; +1.4 percent) units. The company handed over 35,300 
(35,800; -1.4 percent) vehicles to customers in Russia.
In the Asia-Pacific region the brand grew deliveries by 20.9 percent in 
the period to March, handing over 653,500 (540,600) units. In China (incl. Hong 
Kong), 598,100 (483,400; +23.7 percent) vehicles were delivered during the 
same period. In India, on the other hand, deliveries fell to 16,600 (20,400; 
-18.5 percent) units. In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger 
Cars grew deliveries by 7.3 percent to 145,700 (135,700) units, of which 
98,200 (94,400; +4.0 percent) models were handed over to customers in the 
United States. However, in the South America region there was a 
7.3 percent drop in deliveries to 176,600 (190,500) units, of which 
131,200 (138,600; -5.3 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers in 
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Vorstand/Board of Management: Martin Winterkorn (Vorsitzender/chairman), 
Francisco J. Garcia Sanz, Jochem Heizmann, Christian Klingler, Michael Macht, 
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