Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 5.08 million vehicles in the first 10 months of 2014, setting a new delivery record for the time period. The results represent a 2.6 percent increase compared to the 4.95 million vehicles the brand sold in the same January 2013 – October 2013 time frame.
The brand delivered 517,400 units in October 2014, down 0.4 percent compared to the 519,300 units delivered in October 2013. The drop is the result of “very volatile markets”, according to the automaker.
“Deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand developed satisfactorily in the period to October – even though conditions in some regions were at times uncertain”, Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. “Developments in Western Europe, where the new Passat will go on sale in the coming weeks, remained positive. As a result, we are on track to deliver more than six million vehicles for the first time”, Klingler added.
Following are VW sales results on a regional basis. Sales totals and percent change figures are based on year-over-year sales results of the first 10 months of 2014 vs. first 10 months of 2013.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.4 million vehicles in the overall European market, up 2.7 percent compared to the 1.37 million vehicles.
Of the 1.4 million deliveries in Europe, 719,500 were delivered in Western Europe (excluding Germany), up 5.5 percent compared to 682,200 in 2013.
In its home market of Germany, VW delivered 483,500 vehicles, up 4.2 percent over 464,100 in 2013.
Deliveries in Central and Eastern Europe continued to decline as a result of uncertainty in the region to 200,500, down 9 percent over the 220,500 units recorded in 2013.
In Russia, VW delivered 103,100 vehicles, down 20.6 percent from the 129,900 units delivered in 2013.
In North America, VW delivered 482,300 vehicles, down 6.8 percent from the 517,600 units sold in 2013.
Of the 482,000, 301,200 were handed over to customers in the United States, down 12.2 percent from the 343,000 delivered in 2013.
Deliveries in the South America region fell by 18.5 percent to 547,700 compared to 672,400 units in 2013.
Of these, 443,200 units were delivered in Brazil, down 13.7 percent from the 514,700 units.
VW reported 2.47 million sales in the Asia-Pacific region, up 12.4 percent over the 2.20 million sales in 2013.
Of the 2.47 million, 2.30 million were delivered to customers in China (including Hong Kong), the region’s largest single market. The results represent a growth of 13.8 percent from the 2.02 million sales in 2013.
January 2014 - October 2014 - Global - Volkswagen Passenger Cars
|REGION||JAN 2014 - OCT 2014 / JAN 2013 - OCT 2013||JAN 2014 - OCT 2014||JAN 2013 - OCT 2013|
|- WESTERN EUROPE||+5.5%||719,500||682,200|
|- CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE||-9.0%||200,500||220,500|
|- UNITED STATES||-12.2%||301,200||343,000|