Wolfsburg, September 9, 2014 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.03 (January-August 2013: 3.90) million vehicles in the first eight months of this year; this represents an increase of 3.4 percent. Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 471,000 (August 2013: 470,500; +0.1 percent) vehicles to customers in August. “We are still feeling the effects of the very challenging situation on world markets. However, we also continue to benefit from the tailwind in China and Western Europe,” Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg on Tuesday.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.11 (1.08; +2.9 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market from January to August this year, of which 561,500 (535,400; +4.9 percent) units were handed over to customers in Western Europe (excluding Germany). There was also a rise in deliveries in the home market of Germany, where 382,100 (364,300; +4.9 percent) customers took delivery of a new Volkswagen. The brand handed over 163,300 (176,100; -7.3 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern Europe in the period to August. 85,000 (103,600; -18.0 percent) units were delivered in Russia.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 387,600 (420,700; -7.9 percent) units in the North America region in the period to August, of which 244,900 (282,900; -13.4 percent) were handed over to customers in the United States. Deliveries in the South America region from January to August declined to 427,400 (539,400; -20.8 percent) units, of which 347,000 (411,300; -15.6 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.
Deliveries continued to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, where 1.97 (1.70; +15.4 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to August. Volkswagen delivered 1.83 (1.56; +17.1 percent) million units in China (incl. Hong Kong) during the same period.