Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivers 3.40 million vehicles in period to July
Continuing tailwind especially from European markets
In January to July this year, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 3.40 million vehicles (January – July 2014: 3.56 million; -4.3 percent). Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 457,800 (July 2014: 491,600; -6.9 percent) vehicles to customers in July.
In Europe as a whole, the Volkswagen passenger Cars brand experienced a tailwind in the first seven months of the year and delivered 1.04 (1.00; +3.3 percent) million vehicles. Western Europe (without Germany) accounted for 558,200 (517,200; +7.9 percent) units. Deliveries in the home market of Germany rose by 5.9 percent to 360,700 (340,700) vehicles. There was a downward trend in sales up to July in central and eastern Europe; 118,100 (146,300; -19.3 percent) vehicles were delivered in this region. The main reason for this fall was the situation in Russia, where Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 42,500 (76,400; -44.3 percent) vehicles to customers.
In the Asia-Pacific region, the brand delivered 1.61 (1.72; -6.9 percent) million units, with the Chinese market (including Hong Kong) accounting for 1.48 (1.60; -7.7 percent) million deliveries. In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 343,600 (333,400; +3.1 percent) vehicles, including 205,700 (209,700; -1.9 percent) vehicles handed over to a new owner in the USA. In South America, deliveries from January to July fell to 288,400 (372,300; -22.5 percent) units. This figure included 214,400 (301,200; -29.0 percent) vehicles delivered in Brazil.
Information was taken from - http://www.volkswagenag.com/