Volkswagen Group deliveries grow 10.1 percent in January

2018-02-16
  • 898,700 vehicles delivered worldwide in January
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: "This is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group."

 

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. "The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the Group grew 10.1 percent in January. That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group", Fred Kappler, Head of Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft said, commenting on the January figures.

The Group handed over 332,600 vehicles to customers in Europe, an increase of 5.5 percent. Deliveries in markets in Western Europe grew 4.9 percent to 278,300 units, of which 97,900 (+7.4 percent) were handed over to customers in the home market of Germany, where the environmental incentive had a positive effect on developments. Between August 2017 and the end of January, 150,000 customers in Germany had already opted for the environmental incentive offered by the Volkswagen Group brands. Changeover to a new Group model will already reduce emissions by 1,995 tonnes of NOx1. Deliveries in Russia grew 20.8 percent and strengthened the result in the Central and Eastern Europe region where an increase of 8.5 percent was recorded.

The Group handed over 67,900 vehicles to customers in the North America region in January, a rise of 2.0 percent. Deliveries in the U.S. market grew 6.7 percent to 44,300 units in the first month of this year. In Brazil, 28,100 customers chose a vehicle from the Volkswagen Group in January - a rise of 45.5 percent. Recovery on the Brazilian market and strong demand for Volkswagen brand vehicles led to double-digit growth of 21.2 percent in the South America region.

421,500 vehicles were handed over to Group customers in the Asia-Pacific region in January, representing an increase of 14.5 percent. Deliveries in the largest single market remained on the growth path in January: 398,600 new vehicles were handed over to customers in China (+15.9 percent).

1)150,000 vehicles* 19,000km* 700mg reduction. Assumption: vehicles are replaced by EU6-RDE diesel and electric vehicles; starting point: 800mg NOx (EU4 and earlier)

Deliveries to customers by markets January 2018 January 2017 Change (%)
Europe 332,600 315,300 +5.5
Western Europe 278,300 265,300 +4.9
Germany 97,900 91,100 +7.4
Central and Eastern Europe 54,400 50,100 +8.5
Russia 11,900 9,800 +20.8
North America 67,900 66,600 +2.0
USA 44,300 41,500 +6.7
South America 48,000 39,600 +21.2
Brazil 28,100 19,300 +45.5
Asia-Pacific 421,500 368,000 +14.5
China 398,600 344,000 +14.5
Worldwide 898,700 816,100 +10.1

January 2018

Europe 332,600
Western Europe 278,300
Germany 97,900
Central and Eastern Europe 54,400
Russia 11,900
North America 67,900
USA 44,300
South America 48,000
Brazil 28,100
Asia-Pacific 421,500
China 398,600
Worldwide 898,700

January 2017

Europe 315,300
Western Europe 265,300
Germany 91,100
Central and Eastern Europe 50,100
Russia 9,800
North America 66,600
USA 41,500
South America 39,600
Brazil 19,300
Asia-Pacific 368,000
China 344,000
Worldwide 816,100

Change (%)

Europe +5.5
Western Europe +4.9
Germany +7.4
Central and Eastern Europe +8.5
Russia +20.8
North America +2.0
USA +6.7
South America +21.2
Brazil +45.5
Asia-Pacific +14.5
China +14.5
Worldwide +10.1
Deliveries to customers by brands January 2018 January 2017 Change (%)
Volkswagen Passenger Cars 533,500 498,300 +7.1
Audi 149,100 124,000 +20.3
ŠKODA 103,800 93,800 +10.7
SEAT 38,900 32,300 +20.4
Porsche 22,400 20,000 +12.0
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 34,500 35,000 -1.4
MAN 8,300 6,400 +29.7
Scania 7,200 5,500 +30.3
Volkswagen Group (total) 898,700 816,100 +10.1

January 2018

Volkswagen Passenger Cars 533,500
Audi 149,100
ŠKODA 103,800
SEAT 38,900
Porsche 22,400
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 34,500
MAN 8,300
Scania 7,200
Volkswagen Group (total) 898,700

January 2017

Volkswagen Passenger Cars 498,300
Audi 124,000
ŠKODA 93,800
SEAT 32,300
Porsche 20,000
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 35,000
MAN 6,400
Scania 5,500
Volkswagen Group (total) 816,100

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars +7.1
Audi +20.3
ŠKODA +10.7
SEAT +20.4
Porsche +12.0
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles -1.4
MAN +29.7
Scania +30.3
Volkswagen Group (total) +10.1
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