The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.55 million vehicles globally in the first five months of 2014, representing a 4.4 percent year-over-year increase. The results follow a fairly successful May for VW, which saw the brand deliver over 531,000 vehicles to customers.
“The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has produced a very satisfactory performance so far this year – even though developments in the various sales regions have been mixed. The Asia-Pacific region remains the growth driver, followed by Western Europe”, Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg.
|REGION||JAN – MAY 2014 SALES||JAN – MAY 2013 SALES||2014 VS. 2013 CHANGE|
|#8211; WESTERN EUROPE||372,000||351,400||+6.0% #8211; GERMANY||234,400||229,300||+2.2%|
|#8211; CENTRAL amp; EASTERN EUROPE||106,000||108,200||-2.0%|
|#8211; USA||150,300||169,800||-11.5% SOUTH AMERICA||267,700||335,700||-20.3% BRAZIL||215,700||255,200||-15.5% ASIA-PACIFIC||1,250,000||1,070,000||+17.0% #8211; CHINA||1,160,000||980,000||+18.6%|
To note, the delivery of the 1.16 million units in China — the single largest market in the Asia-Pacific region — marked the first time that deliveries topped the one million mark.