Volkswagen Group Grows Vehicle Deliveries to Seven Million in Period to
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/11/13 --
-- January to September 2013: 7.03 million vehicles delivered / 4.8
-- 7.0 percent rise in deliveries in September to 856,900 units*
-- Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Deliveries for first
three quarters top seven million mark for first time. Responded well
to challenges with broad-based, international positioning."
The Volkswagen Group grew worldwide deliveries in the first three
quarters of this year by 4.8 percent, handing over 7.03
(January-September 2012: 6.71)* million vehicles to customers. There
was a 7.0 percent rise in September deliveries, with the Group
handing over 856,900 (September 2012: 801,200)* units. "The
Volkswagen Group grew further in September, with deliveries for the
first three quarters of a year topping the seven million mark for the
first time. Thanks to a broad-based, international positioning and a
convincing product range we were able to respond well to the
continuing uncertainty in the eurozone and the challenging overall
market situation -- and have thus been able to win many customers for
our attractive models," Group Board Member for Sales Christian
Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday.
The Group brands delivered a total of 2.73 (2.80; -2.4 percent)
million vehicles to customers on the overall European market in the
first three quarters. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), where
the market situation remained difficult, Europe's largest automaker
delivered 1.40 (1.43; -1.6 percent) million units. The company handed
over 855,600 (889,900; -3.9 percent) vehicles to customers on the
home market of Germany. The Group delivered 470,200 (479,900; -2.0
percent) units to customers in the Central and Eastern Europe region
in the period to September, of which 226,100 (234,900; -3.7 percent)
were handed over in Russia, the region's largest single market.
On the American continent, deliveries from January to September in
the North America region grew by 9.2 percent to 664,500 (608,600)
vehicles, of which 463,200 (431,600; +7.3 percent) were handed over
to customers in the USA. The Volkswagen Group delivered 681,200
(752,200; -9.4 percent) vehi
cles to customers in the South America
region during the same period, of which 503,100 (573,700; -12.3
percent) were handed over in Brazil.
Group delivery figures for the Asia-Pacific region remained
encouraging. 2.63 (2.27; +16.0 percent) million vehicles were handed
over to customers there in the first nine months, of which 2.35
(2.00; +17.7 percent) million units were delivered in China
(excluding Hong Kong), the region's largest single market. In India,
70,700 (85,600; -17.4 percent) customers took delivery of a new Group
Outline of developments at Group brands
The Volkswagen Passenger
Cars brand delivered 4.36 (4.21; +3.6 percent) million vehicles to
customers worldwide from January to September. The brand developed
particularly well in China, where 1.79 (1.51; +18.2 percent) million
vehicles were handed over, and in Mexico, where 103,300 (88,400;
+16.8 percent) customers took delivery of a new Volkswagen.
Audi delivered 1.18 (1.10) million vehicles worldwide in the first
three quarters, an increase of 7.6 percent. The premium brand from
Ingolstadt benefited inter alia from significant growth in China,
handing over 355,500 (295,000; +20.5 percent) vehicles to customers
there. The brand grew deliveries in the USA by 13.6 percent compared
with the same prior-year period, handing over 114,400 (100,700)
The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group
brand on August 1, 2012, delivered a total of 119,700 vehicles in the
period to September. The Stuttgart-based brand delivered 36,400
vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region, and 34,900 vehicles were handed
over to customers in the North America region. 37,700 customers took
delivery of a new Porsche in the overall European market.
The SKODA brand delivered 684,900 (717,200; -4.5 percent) vehicles
worldwide from January to September. The company handed over 181,100
(193,600; -6.4 percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe
region. 177,700 (181,900; -2.3 percent) vehicles were delivered in
China during the same period.
SEAT continued its positive growth trajectory and delivered 266,100
(238,100; +11.7 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to
September. The company handed over 218,100 (199,100; +9.6 percent)
vehicles to customers in the overall European market. Developments on
the German market were particularly encouraging, with deliveries
there increasing by 26.3 percent to 57,300 (45,400) units.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continued to record stable development
in the first three quarters, handing over 406,600 (409,300; -0.7
percent) vehicles. 119,600 (121,000; -1.2 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 customers there taking delivery
of 118,800 (108,100; +9.9 percent) units.
*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012;
excluding MAN and Scania.
Volkswagen Group Communications
Spokesperson Corporate & Business
Phone: +49 (0) 53 61 / 9-8 75 75
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