Volkswagen Group Delivers 3.87 Million Vehicles in Period to May*
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/13 --
-- 5.9 percent* rise in deliveries from January to May
-- 816,500 units handed over in May / +6.9 percent*
-- Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Development of Group
brands is stable. Markets worldwide remain difficult and uneven."
The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.87 (January-May 2012: 3.65; +5.9
percent)* million vehicles from January to May. The company handed
over 816,500 (May 2012: 763,900; +6.9 percent)* vehicles to customers
in the month of May. "Overall, development of the Volkswagen Group
brands in the period to May was stable, albeit at different levels.
In particular Audi, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Porsche as well as
SEAT maintained delivery levels in spite of continuing difficult
market conditions," Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler
said in Wolfsburg on Friday. Klingler went on to say: "Meanwhile,
developments on markets worldwide remain uneven and are characterized
by continuing economic uncertainty, above all in Western Europe. In
contrast, the sales situation in China remains encouraging."
Group brands delivered a total of 1.53 (1.58; -3.5 percent) million
vehicles on the overall European market from January to May, of which
799,100 (825,800; -3.2 percent) were handed over in Western Europe
(excluding Germany). In the home market of Germany, 473,100 (493,900;
-4.2 percent) customers opted for a new vehicle. Europe's largest
automaker delivered 254,000 (262,600; -3.3 percent) vehicles in
Central and Eastern Europe. 120,900 (122,500; -1.3 percent) units
were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.
Deliveries in the North America region from January to May grew by
13.0 percent to 360,000 (318,700) units, of which 249,300 (224,100;
+11.2 percent) were handed over in the United States. In South
America, the Volkswagen Group delivered 375,400 (376,700; -0.4
percent) vehicles to customers during the same period, of which
276,300 (273,000; +1.2 percent) were handed over to customers in
Group figures for the Asia-Pacific region remained encouraging. 1.43
(1.23; +16.4 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers
there in the period to May, of which 1.28 (1.08; +18.2 percent)
million units were delivered in China, the Group's largest single
market. In contrast, deliveries in India dropped to 41,300 (51,700;
-20.2 percent) vehicles.
Outline of developments at Group brands
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.41 (2.29; +5.3
percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to May.
The brand developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over
1.07 (0.91; +17.6 percent) million vehicles there. In the North
America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 252,700 (242,100;
+4.4 percent) models, while deliveries on the overall European
market, which remained difficult, ran at 688,900 (743,000; -7.3
Audi delivered 640,200 (600,200; +6.7 percent) vehicles to customers
worldwide in the period to May. Deliveries by the premium brand from
Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, where 218,500
(189,000; +15.6 percent) models were handed over to customers. In the
North America region, Audi delivered 73,600 (64,000) vehicles during
the same period, an increase of 14.9 percent.
The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group
brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 67,300 vehicles in the
first five months. Demand for models built by the Stuttgart-based
carmaker was especially high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 20,000
vehicles were delivered, and in the North America region, where
19,400 models were handed over to customers.
SKODA delivered a total of 377,200 (405,500; -7.0 percent) vehicles
from January to May. The Czech automaker handed over 96,700 (107,600;
-10.1 percent) units in Central and Eastern Europe and 111,600
(120,900; -7.7 percent) vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region.
SEAT delivered 149,100 (134,300; +11.0 percent) vehicles worldwide in
the period to May, thus continuing the upward trend. The Spanish
brand recorded growth above all in Germany, where deliveries
increased by 30.9 percent to 30,700 (23,500) units, in the UK, where
the company handed over 18,500 (16,500; +12.6 percent) vehicles to
customers, and in Mexico, where deliveries ran at 9,200 (8,500; +8.2
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 219,900 (220,600; -0.3
percent) vehicles to customers from January to May, of which 66,800
(67,100; -0.5 percent) units were handed over in Western Europe
(excluding Germany). In contrast, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew
deliveries in the South America region by 10.9 percent to 61,800
*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012;
excluding MAN and Scania
Volkswagen Group Communications
Spokesperson Sales Enrico Beltz
Phone: +49 (0) 53 61 / 9-4 85 90
Fax: +49 (0) 53 61 / 9-57-4 85 90
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