SOURCE: Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group

November 14, 2014 16:28 ET

Volkswagen Group Deliveries for Period to October Grow Five Percent to 8.24 Million Vehicles*

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwired - November 14, 2014) -

  • New record: Deliveries in ten-month period top eight million for first time
  • 842,700 vehicles delivered in October / +2.9 percent*
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Outpaced the overall market. Growth in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific"

The Volkswagen Group handed over 8.24 (January-October 2013: 7.85; +5.0 percent)* million vehicles to customers from January to October, thus reporting a new record and delivering more than eight million vehicles for the first time in this ten-month period. The brands also reported a rise in deliveries in October, handing over 842,700 (October 2013: 818,900; +2.9 percent)* during that month. "So far this year the Volkswagen Group has outpaced the overall market. That is a pleasing development in light of the market situation in some regions which is at times still challenging. Our brands recorded further growth in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific in particular," Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday.

Group brands delivered a total of 3.24 (3.05; +6.2 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market from January to October, of which 1.68 (1.56; +8.0 percent) million units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 1.02 (0.96; +5.8 percent) million customers took possession of a new vehicle in the home market of Germany. Europe's largest automaker delivered 535,200 (526,100; +1.7 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 217,600 (250,700; -13.2 percent) models were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.

The Group delivered 728,700 (734,200; -0.7 percent) vehicles in the North America region in the period to October, of which 489,100 (508,300; -3.8 percent) were handed over to customers in the United States. The Volkswagen Group delivered 604,100 (757,700; -20.3 percent) vehicles to customer in the South America region during the same period, of which 470,700 (561,900; -16.2 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Group continued to record encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 3.33 (2.95; +12.8 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to October, of which 3.03 (2.65; +14.1 percent) million units were delivered in China (including Hong Kong), the Group's largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.08 (4.95; +2.6 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to October. The brand developed particularly well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 2.47 (2.20; +12.4 percent) million units there. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.40 (1.37; +2.7 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market, with deliveries increasing by 5.5 percent to 719,500 (682,200) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany).

Audi delivered 1.44 (1.31; +10.1 percent) million vehicles worldwide in the period to October. The premium brand from Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 547,300 (470,700; +16.3 percent) models to customers there. Audi delivered 177,000 (154,200) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 14.8 percent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 151,500 (133,100; +13.8 percent) vehicles in the ten-month period. Demand for models from the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 48,200 (40,300; +19.7 percent) vehicles were delivered, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where 22,900 (18,600; +22.7 percent) models were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered a total of 865,100 (768,700; +12.5 percent) vehicles worldwide from January to October. The Czech automaker was particularly successful on European markets, delivering 225,400 (191,900; +17.4 percent) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany) and 227,100 (204,400; +11.1 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. The brand grew deliveries in Germany by 12.1 percent to 126,000 (112,400) units.

SEAT delivered 326,000 (295,100; +10.5 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to October. The Spanish brand performed particularly well in Central and Eastern Europe, where deliveries increased by 50.5 percent to 20,400 (13,600) units, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where the company handed over 183,500 (164,000; +11.9 percent) vehicle to customers. In Germany, SEAT delivered 71,300 (64,100; +11.1 percent) units.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 363,900 (378.700; -3.9 percent) vehicles to customers from January to October, of which 142,000 (133,200; +6.6 percent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). Deliveries in Germany during the same period ran at 97,400 (91,200; +6.7 percent) units.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

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