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Volkswagen Group Makes Good Start to Second Quarter: Vehicle Deliveries Increase to 3.25 Million* in Period to April

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- Volkswagen AG

  • 3.25 million vehicles handed over in four months / +6.4 percent*
  • 848,500 units delivered in April / +8.2 percent*
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: "Pleasing start to second quarter. Global market conditions presenting mixed picture."

The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.25 (January-April 2013: 3.05; +6.4 percent)* million vehicles from January to April this year. 848,500 (April 2013: 784,500; +8.2 percent)* models were handed over to customers in April. "The Volkswagen Group and its brands made a pleasing start to the second quarter," Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday. "Nevertheless, global market conditions are presenting a mixed picture. While there is a downward trend on the markets in South America or in Russia, we are seeing growth in Europe and above all in the Asia-Pacific region, where we continue to outperform the overall market," Klingler added.

Group brands delivered 1.30 (1.21; +8.0 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market in the first four months, of which 691,200 (635,900; +8.7 percent) units were handed over to customers in Western Europe (excluding Germany). In the home market of Germany, 392,300 (370,200; +6.0 percent) customers chose a new car from the Volkswagen Group, while the company delivered 218,000 (199,100; +9.5 percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Deliveries in Russia fell slightly, with customers there taking possession of 90,800 (94,900; -4.3 percent) new cars.

The Group delivered 271,800 (279,900; -2.9 percent) vehicles in the North America region from January to April, of which 184,300 (193,900; -4.9 percent) were handed over to customers in the United States. In the South America region, the Volkswagen Group delivered 230,300 (292,000; -21.1 percent) units during the same period, of which 176,400 (213,500; -17.4 percent) were handed over in Brazil. The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 1.31 (1.14; +15.7 percent) million vehicles were delivered to customers in the period to April, of which 1.19 (1.02; +17.0 percent) million units were handed over in China, the Group's largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 1.99 (1.91; +4.6 percent) million vehicles worldwide from January to April. The brand developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, where 993,400 (855,100; +16.2 percent) models were handed over to customers, and on the overall European market, where Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 567,800 (545,300; +4.1 percent) vehicles.

Audi delivered 561,900 (503,000; +11.7 percent) vehicles to customers worldwide in the period to April. Deliveries by the premium brand from Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia- Pacific region, where 203,000 (169,500; +19.7 percent) models were handed over to customers. Audi delivered 61,700 (57,400) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 7.5 percent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 55,000 (52,200) vehicles to customers from January to April, an increase of 5.2 percent on the comparable prior-year period. Demand was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 17,700 (15,700; +12.3 percent) units were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered 336,800 (298,000) vehicles in the first four months of the year, representing an increase of 13.0 percent. The Czech automaker performed particularly well on the overall European market, where the brand delivered 230,200 (195,500) vehicles to customers, an increase of 17.8 percent on the comparable prior-year period.

SEAT delivered 127,400 (117,100; +8.8 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to April, thus continuing its positive development. Growth was especially strong in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 8,000 (4,400; +82.2 percent) models were handed over to customers. SEAT also performed well in Germany, where the company delivered 26,500 (23,700; +11.7 percent) units.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 166,000 (170,100; -2.4 percent) units to customers in the first four months of the year. The brand grew deliveries on the overall European market, where 104,900 (97,800; +7.2 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers, as well as in the Asia-Pacific region, where the brand delivered 7,000 (6,200; +12.3 percent) units.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

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