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VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS NINE MILLION VEHICLES TO CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE FROM JANUARY TO NOVEMBER

Dec 11, 2015

From January to November, the Volkswagen Group handed over 9.10 million vehicles to customers, including 833,700 units in November. "The Volkswagen Group and its brands are currently experiencing challenging times," said Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg on Friday. "We are shouldering what is a very considerable challenge for the Group. At the same time, we are pleased that our customers are remaining loyal to us, especially in this situation, and continue to place their trust in us. This trust is our most important asset," Müller continued. Precisely for this reason, the company would remain true to its objective of making the best and most innovative vehicles in the future. Once again, worldwide markets did not present a uniform picture. For example, economic conditions in Brazil and Russia also had an impact on deliveries by the Group. In contrast, the Group was able to grow deliveries in Europe and especially China, where there was a significant increase.

In the period to November, the Group recorded growth in deliveries in Western Europe, where 3.17 million customers took delivery of a new vehicle, representing a rise of 5.1 percent. In November, there were positive impulses from Germany (+4.4 percent), Spain (+15.3 percent) and Italy (+16.5 percent). On the other hand, the situation in Russia (-34.6 percent) remained tense. Although there were in some cases significant rises in the other markets of Central and Eastern Europe, it was not possible to entirely avoid a further downturn in the region (-6.2 percent).

Developments in the Americas were also challenging in November. Deliveries in North America (-7.6 percent) were severely affected by the largest individual market, the United States (-15.3 percent). Deliveries in South America also continued to fall (-42.2 percent), especially as a result of the sales situation in Brazil (-51.0 percent).

In contrast, the Group was again able to record growth in the Asia-Pacific region (+4.6 percent). This increase was mainly due to a further rise in deliveries in China, the largest single market, where the Group delivered 5.5 percent more vehicles in November.


Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

November
2015

November
2014

Change.
(%)

Jan.- Nov.
2015

Jan.- Nov.
2014

Change.
(%)

Europe

325,200

321,900

+1.0

3,734,200

3,632,600

+2.8

Western Europe

270,400

263,400

+2.6

3,172,800

3,018,000

+5.1

      Germany

109,000

104,400

+4.4

1,193,900

1,146,100

+4.2

Central and Eastern Europe

54,800

58,400

-6.2

561,500

614,500

-8.6

      Russia

15,600

23,900

-34.6

157,900

249,600

-36.7

North America

73,100

79,200

-7.6

846,700

809,600

+4.6

      USA

45,300

53,500

-15.3

551,200

542,600

+1.6

South America

40,200

69,500

-42.2

524,000

727,000

-27.9

      Brazil

27,500

56,200

-51.0

364,800

574,300

-36.5

Asia-Pacific

359,100

343,200

+4.6

3,574,000

3,684,800

-3.0

      China

329,000

311,900

+5.5

3,219,400

3,339,100

-3.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

833,700

852,900

-2.2

9,095,900

9,256,400

-1.7

 

Deliveries to customers
by brands

November
2015

November
2014

Change.
(%)

Jan.- Nov.
2015

Jan.- Nov.
2014

Change.
(%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

496,100

508,400

-2.4

5,335,700

5,589,100

-4.5

Audi

147,700

146,200

+1.0

1,644,900

1,591,100

+3.4

ŠKODA

89,000

90,200

-1.4

968,900

955,300

+1.4

SEAT

32,400

33,300

-3.0

371,800

359,400

+3.5

Porsche

18,100

17,700

+2.1

209,900

169,200

+24.0

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

33,700

37,500

-10.2

390,300

401,400

-2.8

MAN

8,600

11,000

-22.3

92,700

107,700

-13.9

Scania

7,100

7,100

+0.3

70,100

71,300

-1.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group (total)

833,700

852,900

-2.2

9,095,900

9,256,400

-1.7

 

Volkswagen AG
Spokesperson Sales Communications

Enrico Beltz
Letter box 19720
38442 Wolfsburg
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 5361 / 9-48590
Telefax: +49 (0) 5361 / 9-26768
E-mail: enrico.beltz@volkswagen.de