Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Delivers 2.91 Million Vehicles in Period to June / +4.4 Percent

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Delivers 2.91 Million Vehicles in Period to 
June / +4.4 Percent 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 --  The Volkswagen
Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.91 (January-June 2012: 2.79; +4.4
percent) million vehicles worldwide in the first half of the year.
The brand handed over 501,000 (June 2012: 498,600; +0.5 percent)
vehicles to customers in the month of June. "Developments at
Volkswagen Passenger Cars in the first six months were stable thanks
to the brand's convincing model range. The new Golf in particular has
met with an excellent response from our customers. So far, we have
already delivered well over 250,000 new Golfs to customers worldwide.
And the new Golf Variant will generate further momentum," Christian
Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen
Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg on
Tuesday, and added: "At the same time, though, the challenges on
difficult global markets, especially the considerable uncertainties
in Europe, will undoubtedly continue to have a significant impact in
the second half of the year." 
The tense situation on European markets was already obvious during
the first six months. As a result, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars
brand delivered 843,600 (908,000; -7.1 percent) vehicles on the
overall European market during the first half year, of which 427,800
(464,300; -7.9 percent) units were handed over in Western Europe
(excluding Germany). Deliveries on the home market of Germany were
also down, with customers taking possession of 283,400 (309,700; -8.5
percent) new vehicles. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 132,400
(134,000; -1.2 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe in the
period to June. The company handed over 77,300 (81,100; -4.7 percent)
units in Russia. 
In contrast, the brand grew deliveries by 17.3 percent in the
Asia-Pacific region in the first half year, handing over 1.28 (1.09)
million vehicles to customers there. 1.17 (0.98; +19.4 percent)
million units were delivered in China (incl. Hong Kong) during the
same period. In India, on the other hand, deliveries dropped to
31,800 (36,400; -12.6 percent) units. 
In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew
deliveries by 3.9 percent to 307,000 (295,300) units in the period to
June, of which 206,800 (208,700; -0.9 percent) models were handed
over to customers in the USA. In the South America region, deliveries
from January to June decreased by 7.5 percent to 361,600 (390,900)
units, of which 272,100 (293,600; -7.3 percent) were handed over in
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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