Volkswagen Group Delivers 813,700 Vehicles In January
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Delivers 813,700 Vehicles In January  Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: 'Outside China, the Group recorded solid growth of 4.9 per cent in its worldwide markets.'

Wolfsburg, 17 February 2017
– In January, the Volkswagen Group handed over 813,700 vehicles to customers worldwide. 'Following strong growth last year, special effects in China affected deliveries at the beginning of the year. Especially the early date of the Chinese New Year, the increase in tax on vehicles with small engines and temporary restraint in planning on the part of Audi dealers had an impact on the sales results for January. However, we expect to continue healthy growth in China this year,' said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, commenting on the figures for January. 'Outside China, the Group recorded solid growth of 4.9 per cent in its worldwide markets,' Kappler added.

In Europe, the Group boosted deliveries by 7.0 per cent and handed 312,900 vehicles over to customers. Group deliveries in Western Europe rose by 5.8 per cent. Of 262,900 vehicles delivered, the home market of Germany accounted for 91,100 units. Central and Eastern European markets improved their delivery figures by 13.6 per cent, handing 50,000 vehicles over to customers in the region. There was a slight increase in deliveries in Russia to 9,800 vehicles (+1.3 per cent).

In January, the Group handed 66,600 vehicles over to customers in America, representing growth of 9.0 per cent. With 41,500 deliveries to customers (+14.0 per cent), the US market made a solid start in the new year. In South America, the Group delivered 39,600 vehicles (+8.6 per cent).

Special effects in China had an adverse impact on January deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region. In the first month of the year, 368,000 vehicles were delivered in the region, including 344,000 vehicles handed over to customers in China – a fall of 14.0 per cent.

Photo credit: Volkswagen Group
posted on conceptcarz.com

   Recent Articles
VOLVO CAR GROUP REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2016 OPERATING PROFIT INCREASES 62 PER CENT YEAR-ON-YEAR TO SEK2.07BN

Volvo Car Group, the premium car maker, has reported third quarter operating profit of SEK2,067m compared to SEK1,276m in the same period last year and a year-on-year increase in revenue to SEK41,1bn......
Volvo Cars Reports Operating Profit Of SEK11BN In 2016

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11.0bn compared with SEK6.6bn in 2015, as global sales hit a new record of 534,332 cars. Net......
Fiat Professional Sales Success Continues For March And The First Quarter Of 2017

Fiat Professionals growing popularity in the UK is illustrated again this week, as new figures show a 44.2% rise in registrations in March 2017, compared with the same month last year. The sales......
Record Growth: Record First Quarter And Best Month In Corporate History

– In the first quarter of 2017, ŠKODA sold more cars than ever before: Between January and March, the brand delivered 283,500 vehicles to customers (January-March 2016: 276,600) – 2.5% more than in the......
BMW Group Global Sales Record Best- Ever March And First Quarter

254,862 vehicles delivered worldwide in March, up 5.9% BMW sales increase 5.3%, totalling 212,093 MINI sales grow 8.7% to 42,447 BMW Group sales in first quarter up 5.3% to 587,237 More than......
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS BEST-EVER FEBRUARY SALES

Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time February sales record of 52,311 units; up two percent over last years all-time record February and up a similar amount for the year. February was another......