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Volkswagen Group deliveries grow 10.1 percent in January

Feb 16, 2018

  • 898,700 vehicles delivered worldwide in January
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: "This is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group."

Wolfsburg, February 16, 2018 -- The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. "The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the Group grew 10.1 percent in January. That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group", Fred Kappler, Head of Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft said, commenting on the January figures.

The Group handed over 332,600 vehicles to customers in Europe, an increase of 5.5 percent. Deliveries in markets in Western Europe grew 4.9 percent to 278,300 units, of which 97,900 (+7.4 percent) were handed over to customers in the home market of Germany, where the environmental incentive had a positive effect on developments. Between August 2017 and the end of January, 150,000 customers in Germany had already opted for the environmental incentive offered by the Volkswagen Group brands. Changeover to a new Group model will already reduce emissions by 1,995 tonnes of NOx1. Deliveries in Russia grew 20.8 percent and strengthened the result in the Central and Eastern Europe region where an increase of 8.5 percent was recorded.

The Group handed over 67,900 vehicles to customers in the North America region in January, a rise of 2.0 percent. Deliveries in the U.S. market grew 6.7 percent to 44,300 units in the first month of this year. In Brazil, 28,100 customers chose a vehicle from the Volkswagen Group in January – a rise of 45.5 percent. Recovery on the Brazilian market and strong demand for Volkswagen brand vehicles led to double-digit growth of 21.2 percent in the South America region.

421,500 vehicles were handed over to Group customers in the Asia-Pacific region in January, representing an increase of 14.5 percent. Deliveries in the largest single market remained on the growth path in January: 398,600 new vehicles were handed over to customers in China (+15.9 percent).
 

1)150,000 vehicles* 19,000km* 700mg reduction. Assumption: vehicles are replaced by EU6-RDE diesel and electric vehicles; starting point: 800mg NOx (EU4 and earlier)

 

Deliveries to customers by markets

January

2018

January

2017

Change (%)

Europe

332,600

315,300

+5.5

Western Europe

278,300

265,300

+4.9

          Germany

97,900

91,100

+7.4

Central and Eastern Europe

54,400

50,100

+8.5

          Russia

11,900

9,800

+20.8

North America

67,900

66,600

+2.0

          USA

44,300

41,500

+6.7

South America

48,000

39,600

+21.2

          Brazil

28,100

19,300

+45.5

Asia-Pacific

421,500

368,000

+14.5

          China

398,600

344,000

+15.9

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

898,700

816,100

+10.1

 

Deliveries to customers by brands

January
2018

January
2017

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

533,500

498,300

+7.1

Audi

149,100

124,000

+20.3

ŠKODA

103,800

93,800

+10.7

SEAT

38,900

32,300

+20.4

Porsche

22,400

20,000

+12.0

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

34,500

35,000

-1.4

MAN

8,300

6,400

+29.7

Scania

7,200

5,500

+30.3

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group (total)

898,700

816,100

+10.1

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