Volkswagen group deliveries up 4.7 percent in October
The group delivered 8.5 million vehicles from January to October 2016, an increase of 2.6 percent.
The Volkswagen group delivered 3.5 million vehicles (+3.3 percent) in Europe during the first ten months, of which 338,000 (+0.9 percent) were handed over to customers in October. group deliveries in Western Europe rose slightly to 280,600 units (+0.2 percent).
The good delivery performance in the UK, Italy and France helped counteract the decrease on the home market of Germany (-9.8 percent).
In contrast, the group recorded 4.2 percent growth in Central and Eastern Europe on the back of the solid delivery trend in Poland.
The Volkswagen group delivered 76,600 vehicles (-4.8 percent) in the North America region in October. Performance was affected above all by deliveries in the USA (-9.5 percent).
The macroeconomic situation in the South America region, particularly in Brazil, remains tense. The group handed over 349,600 vehicles to customers in this region during the first ten months – a decrease of 27.7 percent.
3.5 million vehicles (+8.9 percent) were delivered in the Asia-Pacific region from January to October, of which 3.2 million (+11.3 percent) were handed over to customers in China.
Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region in October increased by 15.9 percent compared with the previous year to 390,300 units, of which 363,900 vehicles were handed over to customers in the Chinese market, representing an increase of 16.6 percent. ■