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Volkswagen Group Deliveries up 6.5 Percent at Start of Year to 798,100 Vehicles

Volkswagen Group Deliveries up 6.5 Percent at Start of Year to 798,100 Vehicles 
Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Good Start to a
Challenging Year" 
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 --  The Volkswagen
Group began the new year with a sizable 6.5 percent* rise in
deliveries, handing over 798,100 (January 2013: 749,500)* vehicles to
customers in the first month of the current year. "The Volkswagen
Group has made a good start to the new year. Even though last
January's delivery figures reflected the special effect brought about
by the Chinese New Year, we still grew deliveries further in the
first month of this year. And we are seeing the first increases in
Europe, above all in Western Europe, where the downturn appears to
have bottomed out," Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler
said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: "This is a good start to what
will be a challenging year." 
Positive momentum continued on the overall European market, where
Group brands grew deliveries by 8.5 percent to 273,700 (252,200)
vehicles in the first month of the year, of which 146,700 (138,100;
+6.3 percent) units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding
Germany). There was a sizable increase for the Group in the home
market of Germany, where 82,400 (73,900; +11.6 percent) customers
chose a new vehicle from the Group. The company delivered 44,500
(40,200; +10.7 percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe
region during the same period, of which 16,100 (17,400; -7.2 percent)
were handed over in Russia. 
The Volkswagen Group delivered 57,800 (62,600; -7.7 percent) vehicles
in the North America region in January, of which 36,900 (42,700;
-13.4 percent) were handed over in the United States. In the South
America region, Volkswagen Group deliveries during the same period
were down 19.5 percent to 62,200 (77,300) vehicles, of which 43,600
(55,400; -21.4 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil. 
The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the
Asia-Pacific region, where 374,400 (326,200; +14.8 percent) vehicles
were delivered in the first month of this year, of which 344,400
(298,300; +15.5 percent) were handed over to customers in China
(incl. Hong Kong), the Group's largest single market - this is the
first time Janu
ary deliveries on this market have exceeded the
300,000 mark. In contrast, deliveries in India declined to 5,700
(7,800; -27.4 percent) vehicles. 
Outline of developments at Group brands 
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand recorded a sizable increase in
worldwide deliveries in January, handing over 515,700 (491,900; +4.8
percent) vehicles to customers. The brand developed well in the
Asia-Pacific region, where 285,300 (251,100; +13.7 percent) vehicles
were delivered. Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 126,200
(116,900) vehicles to customers on the overall European market, an
increase of 7.9 percent. 
Audi delivered 124,900 (111,800) vehicles worldwide in January, a
rise of 11.7 percent. The premium brand from Ingolstadt benefited
among other things from growth in China (incl. Hong Kong), where
44,500 (37,700; +18.2 percent) vehicles were delivered, and in the
home market of Germany, where 17,400 (14,600; +19.3 percent)
customers took possession of a new vehicle. 
The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 12,200
(12,100; +1.4 percent) vehicles in the first month of the year.
Demand for vehicles built by the Stuttgart-based carmaker was
particularly high in China (incl. Hong Kong), where 4,000 (3,100)
units were delivered, an increase of 29.2 percent. 
The Czech automaker SKODA delivered 80,900 (69,500) units in January,
a sizable rise of
 16.5 percent. The company handed over 20,600
(17,600; +16.8 percent) vehicles to customers in Western Europe
(excluding Germany) and 18,100 (15,100; +19.8 percent) units in the
Central and Eastern Europe region. 
The Spanish brand SEAT continued its stable development in January
and delivered 26,000 (25,900; +0.5 percent) vehicles worldwide. The
brand recorded further growth in Germany, where 5,300 (4,600; +14.2
percent) vehicles were delivered, and in the UK, where 3,400 (2,900;
+15.7 percent) units were handed over. 
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 37,500 (37,500; +0.1
percent) light commercial vehicles in January. The brand grew
deliveries in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 2,700
(2,400; +14.0 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers.
Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region totaled 1,700 (1,400; +21.6
percent) units. 
*) excluding MAN and Scania 
Volkswagen Group Communications 
Spokesperson Sales and Marketing 
Enrico Beltz
Phone: +49 (0) 53 61 / 9-4 85 90
E-mail: enrico.beltz@volkswagen.de 
www.volkswagen-media-services.com 
www.volkswagenag.com 
 
 
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