Volkswagen Group Grows Deliveries in First Half Year
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/12/13 --
-- 4.70 million vehicles delivered from January to June / +5.5 percent*
-- 3.7 percent increase in June deliveries to 827,800 units*
-- Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Satisfactory
development in the first six months even though market conditions were
not always easy -- enormous challenges persist"
The Volkswagen Group grew vehicle deliveries in the first half of 2013,
handing over a total of 4.70 (January - June 2012: 4.45; +5.5
percent)* million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to
June. Deliveries in the month of June were slightly up at 827,800
(June 2012: 798,500; +3.7 percent)*. "Volkswagen Group deliveries
made satisfactory progress even though market conditions were not
always easy. However, the economic climate remains tense, especially
in Europe," Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in
Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: "We remain on course and are entering
the second half of the year with confidence. Nevertheless, the
enormous challenges persist."
Group brands delivered a total of 1.87 (1.93; -3.5 percent) million
vehicles on the overall European market in the first half year. In
Western Europe (excluding Germany), 0.97 (1.01; -3.6 percent) million
customers took possession of a new vehicle. 583,900 (606,100; -3.7
percent) units were delivered in the home market of Germany. The
Group handed over 313,000 (322,900; -3.0 percent) vehicles in Central
and Eastern Europe in the period to June, of which 149,900 (152,600;
-1.7 percent) units were delivered in Russia.
Developments on the American continent were positive. In the North
America region, deliveries for the period to June increased by 12.3
percent to 437,900 (389,800) units, of which 303,900 (275,200; +10.4
percent) were handed over in the United States. The Volkswagen Group
delivered 450,500 (469,500; -4.0 percent) vehicles to customers in
the South America region during the same period, of which 332,800
(347,100; -4.1 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.
Group figures for the Asia-Pacific region were encouraging. 1.73
(1.48; +16.8 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers
there in the first six months, of which 1.54 (1.30; +18.7 percent)
million were delivered in China, the region's largest single market.
In India, 49,200 (60,900; -19.2 percent) customers took possession of
a new vehicle from the Group.
Outline of developments at Group brands
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.91 (2.79; +4.4
percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to
June. The brand developed particularly well in China, where 1.17
(0.98; +19.4 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers,
and in Mexico, where 68,800 (57,700; +19.3 percent) customers took
possession of a new Volkswagen.
Audi delivered 780,500 (733,200) vehicles worldwide in the first half
year, an increase of 6.4 percent. The premium brand from Ingolstadt
benefited in particular from significant growth in China, where
228,100 (193,900; +17.7 percent) vehicles were handed over to
customers. The brand also grew deliveries in the United States
compared with the first six months of 2012, handing over 74,300
(65,200) automobiles, an increase of 14.0 percent.
The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group
brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 81,600 vehicles in the
period to June. At 24,300 units, the Asia-Pacific region accounted
for the largest share, with a further 23,500 units handed over to
customers in the North America region.
The SKODA brand delivered 464,600 (493,000; -5.8 percent) vehicles
worldwide from January to June. The company handed over 120,700
(131,800; -8.5 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern
Europe. 135,300 (144,900; -6.6 percent) vehicles were delivered in
the Asia-Pacific region during the same period.
SEAT delivered 182,100 (163,300; +11.5 percent) vehicles worldwide in
the period to June. The company handed over 150,500 (139,100; +8.2
percent) vehicles to customers on the overall European market.
Developments in the German market were particularly encouraging, with
deliveries running at 38,200 (28,400) units, an increase of 34.4
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enjoyed stable development in the
first half year with deliveries running at 270,700 (270,100; +0.2
percent) units. 81,300 (81,900; -0.8 percent) vehicles were delivered
to customers in Western Europe (excluding Germany) under difficult
market conditions. In contrast, deliveries in the South America
region developed well, with 76,300 (67,700; +12.7 percent) customers
taking delivery of a new vehicle.
*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012;
excluding MAN and Scania
Volkswagen Group Communications
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