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VOLKSWAGEN BRAND DELIVERIES RISE IN JUNE

Jul 10, 2017

  • 512,700 vehicles handed over to customers worldwide, an increase of 4.0 percent compared with the previous year
  • Strong positive impetus from South America, China and the USA
  • Overall, deliveries in first half of 2017 slightly higher than previous year

The Volkswagen brand delivered 512,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in June 2017, an increase of 4.0 percent compared with the previous year. In total, 2,935,100 vehicles from the Volkswagen brand were handed over to customers worldwide in the first half of the year, representing a slight increase of 0.3 percent on the prior-year figure. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented: "The Volkswagen brand saw worldwide deliveries increase in June as well as overall for the first half of the year, and recorded strong growth in China and other key regions. There was a robust increase in the South America region even though further products will only be launched towards the end of the year. In the USA, the Atlas got off to a successful start in the first two months of sales and helped the brand outpace market growth. The Tiguan is an important global catalyst and will be also launched on the North American market in the second half of the year. Other new models such as the Polo, Arteon and Tiguan Allspace give us further grounds for optimism as regards the second half of the year."

The main trends in the individual regions in June were as follows:

  • In Europe, deliveries remained stable overall at 163,500 units. The Volkswagen brand reported strong growth in deliveries in Austria (+10.7 percent), Switzerland (+6.0 percent) and in the Scandinavian markets of Finland (+6.6 percent) and Denmark (10.6 percent). Meanwhile, the decline (- 5.2 percent) in the home market of Germany affected the performance in Western Europe (-2.1 percent).
     
  • The Volkswagen brand reported significant growth in Central and Eastern Europe, with deliveries increasing by 15.2 percent. The main driver of this positive development was Russia, where deliveries grew by 18.3 percent.
     
  • Deliveries in the USA ran at 27,400 units, 15.0 percent up on the figure for the previous year. The Volkswagen brand now has a presence in a further key segment in the North American market with the launch of the Atlas SUV, where deliveries to customers began mid-May.
     
  • 34,800 vehicles were handed over to customers in South America, an increase of 21.5 percent. A key driver of this positive trend was the market in Argentina, where 10,500 vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 46.9 percent.
     
  • The Volkswagen brand continued on its positive growth course in China in June. 232,400 vehicles were delivered to customers in the brand's largest market, representing a rise of 5.4 percent. Strong momentum came from the Magotan, with deliveries totaling 18,300 (+62.7 percent). 5,300 customers took delivery of the new Teramont SUV in its third month of sales. The Tiguan family was also much in demand, with deliveries in June running at 27,300 models.


Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen brand:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

June
2016

June
2017

Change (%)

Jan.-June 2016

Jan.-June 2017

Change (%)

Europe

163,600

163,500

-0.0

891,300

889,600

-0.2

Western Europe

143,800

140,700

-2.1

784,200

763,800

-2.6

      Germany

55,600

52,700

-5.2

294,800

278,500

-5.5

Central and Eastern Europe

19,800

22,800

+15.2

107,100

125,800

+17.5

      Russia

6,200

7,400

+18.3

33,600

39,600

+17.9

North America

45,500

50,100

+10.1

275,300

279,400

+1.5

      USA

23,800

27,400

+15.0

149,000

161,200

+8.2

South America

28,600

34,800

+21.5

179,400

201,300

+12.2

      Brazil

19,300

21,400

+11.2

120,500

121,600

+0.9

Asia-Pacific

236,700

248,600

+5.0

1,484,300

1,479,800

-0.3

      China

220,500

232,400

+5.4

1,392,300

1,395,500

+0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

492,800

512,700

+4.0

2,924,900

2,935,100

+0.3