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VOLKSWAGEN BRAND CONTINUES POSITIVE TREND IN WORLDWIDE DELIVERIES IN NOVEMBER

Dec 16, 2016

  • 7.5 percent rise in November compared with previous year
  • China continues to drive positive trend
  • Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: "Good performance in November, Volkswagen will end 2016 on a high note"

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand recorded a clear improvement in worldwide deliveries in November compared with the previous year. 533,500 vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide, representing an increase of 7.5 percent. A total of 5.4 million vehicles were delivered from January to November, 1.6 percent up on the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented: "China continued to drive the positive trend in November. There was also positive momentum on some markets in Western Europe, the USA, and India. Given the current challenging market environment, a 7.5 percent increase is a respectable result. The Volkswagen brand is on the right track and will end 2016 on a high note."

Overview of deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

November
2016

November
2015

Change
(%)

Jan. - Nov.
2016

Jan. - Nov.
2015

Change
(%)

Europe

137,100

139,100

-1.4

1,557,900

1,580,200

-1.4

Western Europe

116,100

119,600

-3.0

1,353,900

1,389,500

-2.6

      Germany

44,300

52,700

-16.0*

519,100

555,800

-6.6

Central and Eastern Europe

21,100

19,500

+8.2

204,000

190,700

+7.0

      Russia

7,000

7,600

-7.7

66,600

70,500

-5.4

North America

51,400

44,600

+15.3

521,700

539,300

-3.3

      USA

29,700

23,900

+24.2

285,700

318,500

-10.3

South America

28,900

32,500

-10.9

305,400

431,100

-29.2

      Brazil

19,700

23,500

-16.3

196,700

314,800

-37.5

Asia-Pacific

297,600

262,600

+13.3

2,854,400

2,584,300

+10.5

      China

285,000

247,000

+15.4

2,696,300

2,394,500

+12.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

533,500

496,100

+7.5

5,419,900

5,335,700

+1.6

*Systemic decline attributable to an extension in the leasing term


The main trends in November were as follows:

  • At 44,300 units, deliveries on the home market of Germany in November were down 16.0 percent, a significant decrease compared with the previous year. This was primarily attributable to a systemic decline due to an extension in the leasing term for employees. In the first eleven months of the year, the German market decreased by 6.6 percent.
  • Some of the major markets in Western Europe put up a good performance compared with the previous year;
    France: +13.6 percent, Spain: +13.1 percent, Italy: +12.6 percent. This was mainly due to strong demand for the Tiguan and Touran models.
  • 29,700 vehicles were delivered in the USA, a substantial increase of 24.2 percent compared with the previous year. Among other things, there has been a statistical effect as a result of the withdrawal of diesel engines in the USA from October 2015.
  • Deliveries in Brazil ran at 19,700 units, a decrease of 16.3 percent compared with the previous year. The downward trend was slower than the overall downturn for January-November (-37.5 percent). This was attributable to full resumption of production along with successful marketing measures.
  • China, Volkswagen's largest sales market, was once again the key driver of the positive trend in November, with 285,000 vehicles (+15.4 percent) handed over to customers. This represents an increase of 38,000 vehicles compared with 2015. The Middle Kingdom set a new record for deliveries in November as well as for the period from January – November.
  • 3,400 vehicles were handed over to customers in India, a substantial increase of 37.8 percent compared with the previous year. The rise is attributable to the successful launch of the Ameo designed specifically for the Indian market.

 

Contact

Volkswagen AG
Spokesperson for Sales and Marketing

Christine Kuhlmeyer
Letter box 19720
38436 Wolfsburg
Germany
Telephone: +49-5361-9-83699
Telephone mobile: +49 (0) 151 / 7611482
E-mail: christine.kuhlmeyer@volkswagen.de