• Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Renewed increase in deliveries is a very good achievement by all brands. Market developments in 2014 expected to be similar to 2013.”

Wolfsburg, January 11, 2014 – The Volkswagen Group reported yet another strong increase in worldwide deliveries for the full year 2013, topping the record set in 2012. “In total, our Group delivered over 9.7 million vehicles to customers last year, ranging from small city cars to heavy trucks – more than ever before”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said, commenting on the overall delivery figures which also include estimates for the MAN and Scania brands. Klingler continued: “Across the board, all brands contributed to these very positive results which are a very good achievement in light of the difficult conditions on markets all over the world. As far as the current year is concerned, we expect market developments on a level similar to 2013. Even though the situation in Europe would appear to be stabilizing, economic uncertainty will continue and the challenges we will be facing on markets will remain virtually unchanged.”

Excluding the heavy truck brands of MAN and Scania, the Volkswagen Group delivered 9.5 (2012: 9.1; +4.8 percent)* million vehicles in twelve months. The Group finished the month of December with a 6.3 percent increase, delivering 833,200 (December 2012: 784,100)* units.

Developments in the various regions and world markets were mixed. Group brands delivered 3.65 (3.67; -0.5 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market from January to December, of which 1.85 (1.85; +0.1 percent) million units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 1.16 (1.18; -1.4 percent) million customers chose a new model from the Volkswagen Group in the home market of Germany. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 639,500 (644,300; -0.7 percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe region. 303,200 (317,700; -4.6 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers in the Russian market during the same period.

Deliveries in the North America region from January to December grew 5.6 percent to 888,800 (841,500) units, of which 611,700 (596,100; +2.6 percent) were delivered in the United States. In the South America region, the Volkswagen Group handed over 908,000 (1,010,100; -10.1 percent) million vehicles to customers during the same period, of which 682,200 (780,200; -12.6 percent) were delivered in Brazil.

The Group recorded very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 3.64 (3.17; +14.7 percent) million vehicles were delivered to customers in the period to December, of which 3.27 (2.81; +16.2 percent) million were handed over to customers in China (incl. Hong Kong), the Group’s largest single market. In contrast, deliveries in India declined to 92,600 (114,100; -18.9 percent) units.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.93 (5.74; +3.4 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide during the full year. The brand developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 2.73 (2.37; +15.0 percent) million vehicles there. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.64 (1.70; -3.7 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market, where conditions remained difficult, of which 560,100 (586,100; -4.4 percent) units were handed over in the home market of Germany.

Audi delivered 1.58 (1.46; +8.3 percent) million vehicles worldwide in 2013. The premium brand from Ingolstadt developed particularly well in the Asia-Pacific region, where customers took possession of 579,100 (478,900; +20.9 percent) new vehicles. Audi delivered 190,300 (168,800) models in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 12.7 percent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche, which became a Volkswagen Group brand on August 1, 2012, recorded full-year deliveries totaling 162,100 vehicles. Demand for vehicles built by the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 49,700 units were delivered, and in the North America region, where 46,700 vehicles were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered a total of 920,800 (939,200; -2.0 percent) vehicles in 2013. The Czech automaker grew deliveries for the full year in Western Europe (excluding Germany), handing over 233,200 (225,900; +3.2 percent) units. The company delivered 251,800 (261,100; -3.5 percent) vehicles to customers in the Central and Eastern Europe region.

SEAT delivered 355,000 (321,000) vehicles worldwide in 2013, an increase of 10.6 percent. The Spanish brand benefited in particular from a tailwind in Germany, where deliveries grew 20.3 percent to 76,600 (63,700) units, as well as in the UK, where the company delivered 45,700 (39,000; +17.0 percent) units.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 551,900 (550,200; +0.3 percent) vehicles to customers last year, of which 159,400 (161,200; -1.1 percent) units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). In contrast, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew deliveries in the South America region by 8.3 percent, handing over 160,400 (148,100) vehicles to customer there.

*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012; excluding MAN and Scania



  • Deliveries increase 3.4 percent to 5.93 million
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Further growth for Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. New Golf is doing extremely well.”

Wolfsburg, January 10, 2014:  The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed 2013 with a new record, delivering 5.93 (2012: 5.74; +3.4 percent) million vehicles to customers for the first time ever in a twelve-month period. The brand handed over 535,200 (December 2012: 517,900; +3.3 percent) units in December. “There has been further growth for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in spite of the challenging market conditions. Our new Golf in particular has done extremely well in its first full year on the market and has strengthened Volkswagen’s competitive position,” Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, commented. “We will be facing new and difficult challenges in 2014, but we are very well prepared thanks to our young and sustainable product range.”

On the overall European market, where the situation remained difficult, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.64 (1.70; -3.7 percent) million vehicles, of which 263,300 (267,100; -1.4 percent) were handed over to customers in the Central and Eastern Europe region. The brand delivered 156,300 (164,700; -5.1 percent) units in Russia, the region’s largest single market. Deliveries in Western Europe (excluding Germany) were down 3.9 percent to 811,800 (844,500) units. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 560,100 (586,100; -4.4 percent) vehicles to customers in Germany in 2013.

In the Asia-Pacific region the brand enjoyed a substantial 15.0 percent increase in deliveries for the full year, handing over 2.73 (2.37) million vehicles to customers, of which 2.51 (2.15; +16.6 percent) million were delivered in China (incl. Hong Kong), the region’s largest single market. Volkswagen handed over 616,800 (623,300) vehicles to customers in the North America region, of which 407,700 (438,100; -6.9 percent) units were delivered in the United States. The company handed over 720,400 (836,600; -13.9 percent) vehicles in South America over the same period, of which 550,800 (661,000; -16.7 percent) were delivered to customers in Brazil.



– December sales total 34,105 units, second best December since 1972 –

– For the first time in 40 years company delivers over 400,000 vehicles in back-to-back years-

  • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models account for 17.8 percent in December, 23.5 of sales in 2013 and selling 95,823 units for the year, the best year on record
  • Chattanooga-built Passat sold 9,254 units in December; 109,652 units for the year
  • Jetta Sedan sales total 13,719 units in December; 141,259 year-to-date
  • 2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible achieved 2,819 units in December; 43,134 units for the year

Herndon, VA (January 3, 2013) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 407,704 units delivered in 2013. December deliveries totaled 34,015.

Volkswagen’s high-mileage,TDI® Clean Diesel modelstotaled 95,823 units for the year accounting for 23.5 percent of sales in 2013 and 17.8 percent in December. Since 2,000, Volkswagen of America has delivered over 500,000 TDI® Clean Diesel vehicles.

“Volkswagen is now operating at a new plateau, delivering over 400,000 units for the second consecutive year in over 40 years,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We look forward to 2014, with the introduction of the new Golf family, continued increased awareness and enthusiasm for the brand’s core models and the strength of our TDI offerings, we are well positioned for our next phase of growth to come over the next few years.”

The Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat continues to demonstrate its strong appeal in the market with 9,254 units sold in December and 109,652 for the year. Clean Diesel TDI Passat sales were the best year on record with 34,963 vehicles delivered, accounting for 32 percent of sales of the year.

Jetta sedan sales totaled in 13,719 in December and 141,259 for the year, demonstrating that affordable, German Engineering is a key selling point for the brand.


Dec.13 Dec.12 Yr/Yr%change Dec.2013 YTD Dec.2012 YTD Yr/Yr %change
Golf 854 1,477 -42.2% 16,023 20,677 -22.5%
GTI 976 1,085 -10.0% 13,310 16,314 -18.4%
Golf R 22 292 -92.5% 1,598 3,894 -59.0%
Total Golf R/Golf/GTI 1,852 2,854 -35.1% 30,931 40,885 -24.3%
Jetta Sedan 13,719 13,102 4.7% 141,259 146,478 -3.6%
SportWagen 1,674 2,559 -34.6% 22,534 23,946 -5.9%
Total Jetta 15,393 15,661 -1.7% 163,793 170,424 -3.9%
Beetle Coupe 1,856 2,666 -30.4% 25,084 28,654 -12.5%
Convertible 963 516 86.6% 18,050 520 3371.2%
Total Beetle 2,819 3,182 -11.4% 43,134 29,174 47.9%
Eos 222 372 -40.3% 4,178 6,214 -32.8%
Passat 9,254 14,462 -36.0% 109,652 117,023 -6.3%
CC 909 2,196 -58.6% 15,672 21,646 -27.6%
Tiguan 2,464 3,310 -25.6% 30,002 31,731 -5.4%
Touareg 818 1,408 -41.9% 8,233 10,553 -22.0%
Routan 284 560 -49.3% 2,109 10,483 -79.9%
TOTAL 34,015 44,005 -22.7% 407,704 438,133 -6.9%

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 610 independent U.S. dealers.



  • Global sales volume in 2013 up 0.3 per cent

Hannover, 10th January 2014: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supplied 551,900 vehicles to customers around the globe in the 2013 trading year (2012: 550,150). The brand, which is responsible within theVolkswagen Group for its global trade in light commercial vehicles, was 0.3 per cent up on the sales results for 2012.

‘Despite the difficult economic situation in Europe we achieved an excellent worldwide sales result’, said Dr. Eckhard Scholz, speaker of the brand board of management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

‘Sincere thanks go to all our customers for their trust. We will continue to offer top quality and innovative technology at reasonable prices.’

In South America Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ deliveries to customers rose by 8.3 per cent to 160,400 light commercial vehicles and pick-ups (2012: 148,100).

Of these, 123,900 were accounted for by deliveries of vehicles to Brazil (2012: 113,600; +9.1 per cent) and 24,200 vehicles sold to customers in Argentina (2012: 20,100; +20.5 per cent).

In the Mexican market, which belongs to the North America region, the brand saw shipped Vehicles go up by 24.5 per cent to 9,850 (2012: 7,900).

In Africa Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles increased sales to 20,140 units (2012: 19,500; +3.3 per cent). In the Asia-Pacific region the brand’s volume of shipped vehicles grew to 20,150 (2012: 18,950; +6.4 per cent). In the Near East region sales dropped back by 9.4 per cent to 26,900 units (2012: 29,700).

Across Europe Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sold 314,400 light commercial vehicles from the T5, Caddy, Amarok and Crafter ranges (2012: 325,900; -3.5 per cent). In Western Europe, excluding Germany, 159,400 vehicles were shipped (2012: 161,100; -1.1). In Germany 114,800 units were handed over to new customers (2012: 123,100; -6.7). In Eastern Europe Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles shipped 40,250 vehicles in 2013 (2012: 41,670; -3.4 per cent).

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