Volkswagen deliveries increased to 3.25 million
The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.25 (January-April 2013: 3.05; +6.4 percent)* million vehicles from January to April this year. 848,500 (April 2013: 784,500; +8.2 percent)* models were handed over to customers in April.
Group brands delivered 1.30 (1.21; +8 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market in the first four months, of which 691,200 (635,900; +8.7 percent) units were handed over to customers in Western Europe (excluding Germany).
In the home market of Germany, 392,300 (370,200; +6.0 percent) customers chose a new car from the Volkswagen Group, while the company delivered 218,000 (199,100; +9.5 percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Deliveries in Russia fell slightly, with customers there taking possession of 90,800 (94,900; -4.3 percent) new cars.
The Group delivered 271,800 (279,900; -2.9 percent) vehicles in the North America region from January to April, of which 184,300 (193,900; -4.9 percent) were handed over to customers in the United States. In the South America region, the Volkswagen Group delivered 230,300 (292,000; -21.1 percent) units during the same period, of which 176,400 (213,500; -17.4 percent) were handed over in Brazil.
The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 1.31 (1.14; +15.7 percent) million vehicles were delivered to customers in the period to April, of which 1.19 (1.02; +17.0 percent) million units were handed over in China, the Group’s largest single market. ■