The Volkswagen Group delivered 759,400 vehicles in August, an increase of 6.3 percent. 6.66 million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to August, representing a rise of 1.8 percent compared with the previous year.
“All Group brands turned in a solid delivery performance in August and for the first eight months. That underscores customers’ trust in our brands. Our models performed particularly well in Asia-Pacific and Europe,” Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales, commented. “Nevertheless, our task now is to strengthen and expand this trust, particularly in the North America region.”
The Group delivered 2.78 million vehicles (+3.1 percent) in Europe in the first eight months, of which 264,500 were handed over to customers in August, an increase of 8.3 percent compared with the previous year. 215,700 vehicles (+8.5 percent) were delivered to customers in Western Europe in August. Momentum was particularly strong in Spain and in the home market of Germany (+11.6 percent). Likewise, markets in Central and Eastern Europe recorded solid growth of 7.1 percent. The Volkswagen Group developed particularly well in Poland thanks to a good performance by the two volume brands Volkswagen and ŠKODA, and outpaced the overall good market trend.
The Volkswagen Group delivered 84,400 vehicles (-1.1 percent) in the North America region in August. While growth momentum in Mexico remained strong, deliveries in the USA continued to decline (-3.8 percent). The situation in South America remains tense as the difficult macroeconomic conditions persists. 292,600 vehicles were delivered in the region from January to August, a decrease of 25.3 percent compared with the previous year.
The solid growth in the Asia-Pacific region since the beginning of the year continued. Deliveries in August increased by 14.9 percent compared with the previous year, running at 347,000 vehicles, of which 323,600 were handed over to customers in China, representing a rise of 19.7 percent. 2,700,000 vehicles (+7.0 percent) were delivered in the Asia-Pacific region from January to August, of which 2,471,600 (+9.4 percent) were handed over to customers on the Chinese market.