Volkswagen Group delivers over nine million vehicles in period to November for first time

Volkswagen Werk Wolfsburg/Fahnenstangen der Konzernmarken am Verwaltungshochhaus

– 9.08 million units handed over from Jan. to Nov. / +4.6 per cent*

– 834,800 vehicles delivered in November / +0.7 per cent*

– Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Deliveries on track. Ten million mark within reach.”

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Wolfsburg, Germany —— The Volkswagen Group delivered over nine million vehicles from January to November for the first time ever this year. 9.08 (January-November 2013: 8.68; +4.6 per cent)* million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide. The company delivered 834,800 (November 2013: 828,900; +0.7 per cent)* vehicles in November.

“Deliveries by the Volkswagen Group remain on track during the last few weeks of the year. The ten million mark is within reach in spite of all the uncertainties in the global automotive sector,” Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg.

Group brands delivered a total of 3.55 (3.36; +5.7 per cent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market in the period to November, of which 1.83 (1.70; +7.7 per cent) million units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 1.12 (1.07; +5.0 per cent) million customers took possession of a new vehicle in the home market of Germany, while the company delivered 590,900 (583,600; +1.3 per cent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 240,700 (276,200; -12.9 per cent) models were handed over to customers in Russia.

The Group delivered 807,700 (807,800) vehicles in the North America region from January to November, of which 542,600 (557,000; -2.6 per cent) were handed over to customers in the United States. The Volkswagen Group delivered 667,900 (831,600; -19.7 per cent) vehicles in the South America region during the same period, of which 522,000 (620,000; -15.8 per cent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Group continued to record encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 3.67 (3.29; +11.7 per cent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to November, of which 3.34 (2.96; +12.9 per cent) million units were delivered in China, the Group’s largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.59 (5.48; +2.0 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to November. The brand continued to develop well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 2.72 (2.46; +10.6 per cent) million units there. The brand grew deliveries on the overall European market to 1.54 (1.51; +2.4 per cent) million units.

Audi delivered 1.59 (1.44; +10.1 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide in the period to November. The premium brand developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 608,100 (522,400; +16.4 per cent) models to customers there. Audi delivered 196,800 (170,500) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 15.5 per cent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 169,200 (147,300; +14.9 per cent) vehicles from January to November. Demand for models from the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 54,400 (45,100; +20.5 per cent) vehicles were delivered, and on the overall European market, where 54,500 (46,000; +18.3 per cent) models were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered 955,300 (850,700; +12.3 per cent) vehicles to customers in the eleven-month period. The Czech automaker handed over 634,900 (566,600) vehicles to customers on the overall European market, an increase of 12.1 per cent. ŠKODA also grew deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region, where 271,100 (244,000; +11.1 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers.

SEAT delivered 359,400 (324,500; +10.7 per cent) vehicles worldwide in the period to November. Deliveries on the overall European market increased to 302,300 (265,500; +13.9 per cent) units. SEAT also grew deliveries in Germany, where the company handed over 78,500 (70,900; +10.8 per cent) models to customers, and in Central and Eastern Europe, where 22,700 (15,400; +47.1 per cent) units were delivered.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles handed over 401,400 (419,300;-4.3 per cent) vehicles to customers from January to November, of which 297,700 (284,500; +4.6 per cent) units were delivered on the overall European market. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also recorded growth in the Asia-Pacific region, where the company handed over 20,300 (18,800; +7.7 per cent) vehicles to customers.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

[Source : Volkswagen]

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