WORLDWIDE DELIVERIES BY VOLKSWAGEN BRAND RISE IN AUGUST

  • Deliveries for January-August on a par with previous year
  • Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: “Pleasing figures for August thanks to new Tiguan and momentum in China”

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 453,200 vehicles worldwide in August, 4.7 percent up on the figure for the previous year. 3.83 million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide during the period from January to August – on a par overall with the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented: “Deliveries in August were almost 5 percent up on the prior year, a good result given the present conditions. The new Tiguan is developing particularly well, with orders already topping the 100,000 mark. Furthermore, momentum continued in the Chinese market, where deliveries rose by over 20 percent in August – an impressive achievement.”

Volkswagen delivered 106,900 vehicles on the overall European market in August, 2.9 percent up on the previous year. 89,700 vehicles were handed over to customers in Western Europe, an increase of 2.4 percent compared with 2015. 41,700 units (+7.7 percent) were delivered to customers in the home market of Germany in August. The new-model Tiguan and Touran are particularly popular with German customers, and a large share of this pleasing increase is attributable to them. Volkswagen also continued on its successful path in Central and Eastern Europe, handing over 17,200 vehicles (+5.4 percent) to customers there. Developments on the markets in the Czech Republic and Poland were noticeably stronger than was the case a year ago.

Deliveries in the North America region were 3.8 percent down year-on-year at 51,800 vehicles, of which 29,400 were handed over to customers in the USA, a decrease of 9.1 percent compared with the previous year. No vehicles with 2.0l TDI engines were sold in the United States since September 2015, and sales of the 3.0l TDI were stopped at the beginning of November 2015. Sales of vehicles with petrol engines have partly offset the withdrawal of diesel-powered models. In contrast, Volkswagen continued its success in the Mexican market, where deliveries in August increased significantly (+16.9 percent) compared with the previous year, and ran at 17,200 units. Mexico therefore set new records, both for the month of August and for the period from January to August.

Deliveries in the South America region in August declined significantly due to the challenging conditions. 24,100 vehicles were handed over to customers there, a substantial decrease of 34.2 percent compared with the previous year. This is chiefly attributable to negative developments in Brazil, the region’s largest market.

Volkswagen again put up a strong delivery performance in the Asia-Pacific region in August. 253,700 vehicles were handed over to customers in the region, a sharp increase of 16.2 percent compared with the previous year. China once again provided the momentum for this positive development. 241,100 vehicles were handed over to customers there, representing an impressive 20.3 percent rise compared with 2015. As a result, 1.84 million vehicles were delivered from January to August in Volkswagen’s largest single market, more than ever before.

 

Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

August
2016

August
2015

Change (%)

Jan. – Aug.
2016

Jan. – Aug.
2015

Change (%)

Europe

106,900

103,900

+2.9

1,128,000

1,140,800

-1.1

Western Europe

89,700

87,600

+2.4

984,300

1,006,400

-2.2

        Germany

41,700

38,700

+7.7

383,400

399,500

-4.0

Central and Eastern Europe

17,200

16,300

+5.4

143,700

134,400

+6.9

        Russia

6,200

6,600

-6.8

45,600

49,200

-7.1

North America

51,800

53,800

-3.8

378,300

397,400

-4.8

        USA

29,400

32,300

-9.1

207,200

238,100

-13.0

South America

24,100

36,600

-34.2

233,600

324,900

-28.1

        Brazil

13,300

25,700

-48.2

154,500

240,100

-35.7

Asia-Pacific

253,700

218,300

+16.2

1,961,200

1,823,700

+7.5

        China

241,100

200,500

+20.3

1,843,000

1,677,000

+9.9

Worldwide

453,200

432,900

+4.7

3,827,200

3,836,100

-0.2

 

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERIES RISE BY 6.3 PERCENT IN AUGUST

  • 759,400 vehicles handed over to customers in August
  • 6.66 million vehicles delivered worldwide from January to August
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “All Group brands turned in a solid delivery performance in August and for the first eight months. Overall, Group deliveries are up 1.8 percent on the previous year.”

The Volkswagen Group delivered 759,400 vehicles in August, an increase of 6.3 percent. 6.66 million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to August, representing a rise of 1.8 percent compared with the previous year. “All Group brands turned in a solid delivery performance in August and for the first eight months. That underscores customers’ trust in our brands. Our models performed particularly well in Asia-Pacific and Europe”, Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales, commented, and went on to say: “Nevertheless, our task now is to strengthen and expand this trust, particularly in the North America region.”

The Group delivered 2.78 million vehicles (+3.1 percent) in Europe in the first eight months, of which 264,500 were handed over to customers in August, an increase of 8.3 percent compared with the previous year. 215,700 vehicles (+8.5 percent) were delivered to customers in Western Europe in August. Momentum was particularly strong in Spain and in the home market of Germany (+11.6 percent). Likewise, markets in Central and Eastern Europe recorded solid growth of 7.1 percent. The Volkswagen Group developed particularly well in Poland thanks to a good performance by the two volume brands Volkswagen and ŠKODA, and outpaced the overall good market trend.

The Volkswagen Group delivered 84,400 vehicles (-1.1 percent) in the North America region in August. While growth momentum in Mexico remained strong, deliveries in the USA continued to decline (-3.8 percent). The situation in South America remains tense as the difficult macroeconomic conditions persists. 292,600 vehicles were delivered in the region from January to August, a decrease of 25.3 percent compared with the previous year.

The solid growth in the Asia-Pacific region since the beginning of the year continued. Deliveries in August increased by 14.9 percent compared with the previous year, running at 347,000 vehicles, of which 323,600 were handed over to customers in China, representing a rise of 19.7 percent. 2,700,000 vehicles (+7.0 percent) were delivered in the Asia-Pacific region from January to August, of which 2,471,600 (+9.4 percent) were handed over to customers on the Chinese market.

Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

August
2016

August
2015

Change (%)

Jan.-August
2016

Jan.-August
2015

Change (%)

Europe

264,500

244,300

+8.3

2,783,700

2,699,000

+3.1

Western Europe

215,700

198,700

+8.5

2,357,200

2,299,000

+2.5

      Germany

92,400

82,800

+11.6

881,100

864,500

+1.9

Central and Eastern Europe

48,900

45,600

+7.1

426,500

400,000

+6.6

      Russia

13,700

14,400

-4.6

105,500

111,900

-5.8

North America

84,400

85,400

-1.1

610,100

618,300

-1.3

      USA

54,300

56,500

-3.8

379,400

405,400

-6.4

South America

31,500

45,300

-30.5

292,600

391,500

-25.3

      Brazil

16,900

30,500

-44.7

182,400

276,300

-34.0

Asia-Pacific

347,000

302,100

+14.9

2,700,000

2,524,500

+7.0

      China

323,600

270,300

+19.7

2,471,600

2,259,800

+9.4

 

Worldwide

759,400

714,400

+6.3

6,662,700

6,545,600

+1.8

 

 

Deliveries to customers
by brands

August 2016

August
2015

Change (%)

Jan.-August
2016

Jan.-August
2015

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

453,200

432,900

+4.7

3,827,200

3,836,100

-0.2

Audi

132,300

128,600

+2.9

1,234,900

1,177,000

+4.9

ŠKODA

80,700

70,700

+14.2

733,700

697,800

+5.1

SEAT

25,300

24,000

+5.6

277,100

275,300

+0.6

Porsche

19,100

17,900

+6.6

156,400

152,600

+2.5

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

35,500

28,300

+25.3

308,500

285,200

+8.2

MAN

6,900

6,800

+0.5

64,900

65,400

-0.8

Scania

5,100

4,300

+18.7

51,500

47,700

+8.0

             
Volkswagen Group (total)

759,400

714,400

+6.3

6,662,700

6,545,600

+1.8

 

 



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