Το VW Group ανακοίνωσε ότι κατά το πρώτο τρίμηνο του 2012, πούλησε 2.16 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα, 9.6% περισσότερα, από όσα είχε πουλήσει την ίδια περίοδο του 2011 (1.97 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα). Μόνο τον Μάρτιο, πούλησε 862.000 αυτοκίνητα (+12.5% – 767.100 αυτοκίνητα το 2011) με κύριες αγορές να είναι αυτές της Αμερικής, της Κίνας, της Ρωσίας, με την αβεβαιότητα να συνεχίζεται στις αγορές της Δυτικής Ευρώπης.

Στην Ευρώπη πούλησε 937.000 αυτοκίνητα (+3.2% – 908.300), με τα 507.100 από αυτά στην αγορά της Δυτικής Ευρώπης (εκτός της Γερμανίας), παρουσιάζοντας πτώση 4.7% (531.900). Στην Γερμανία πούλησε 282.400 αυτοκίνητα (+5.7% – 267.300) ενώ στην Κεντρική και στην Ανατολική Ευρώπη πούλησε 147.400 αυτοκίνητα (+35.1% – 109.100 το 2011). Στην Ασία πούλησε 726.100 αυτοκίνητα (+16.8% – 621.800 αυτοκίνητα), με τα 633.900 εξ’αυτών να πηγαίνουν στην Κίνα (+15.6% – 548.500 αυτοκίνητα), κάνοντας την, την μεγαλύτερη αγορά του ομίλου. Η Ινδία απορρόφησε 34.100 αυτοκίνητα (+21.6% – 28.100 μονάδες).

Στη Βόρειο Αμερική πουλήθηκαν 179.100 αυτοκίνητα (+24.5% – 143.900 αυτοκίνητα) με τα 124.400 (+34% – 92.800) να πηγαίνουν στις ΗΠΑ. Στην Νότιο Αμερική πουλήθηκαν 229.400 αυτοκίνητα (+3.9% – 220.900 αυτοκίνητα).

Η Volkswagen έχει πουλήσει μέχρι στιγμής 1.36 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+10.5% – 1.23 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα, η Audi 346.100 (10.8% – 312.500), η Skoda 242.700 αυτοκίνητα (+11.8% – 217.100), τα επαγγελματικά της Volkswagen130.700 αυτοκίνητα (+7.9% – 121.200) με την Seat να είναι η μόνη που είδε πτώση στις πωλήσεις της, αφού πούλησε μόλις 80.100 αυτοκίνητα (-11.6% – 90.700 αυτοκίνητα το 2011).

Η Toyota από την μεριά της, ανακοίνωσε ότι στην Ευρώπη κατά το πρώτο τρίμηνο πούλησε 218.490 αυτοκίνητα (+.64%) και από τον προηγούμενο Μάρτιο, η Lexus και η Toyota, έχουνε πουλήσει συνολικά 835.000 αυτοκίνητα. Η Toyota έχει πουλήσει 207.211 αυτοκίνητα με την Lexus να πουλά 11.279 αυτοκίνητα το Q1. Αναλυτικότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

[Πηγή: Volkswagen, Toyota | Photo Copyright: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images]

Δελτίο Τύπου

First-quarter deliveries by Volkswagen Group exceed two million vehicles for first time

  • 2.16 million vehicles delivered in period to March – 9.6 percent rise*
  • 12.5 percent increase in month of March to 862,700 units*
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “The Volkswagen Group developed very well in the first quarter. Uncertainty continues, particularly on the markets in Western Europe.”

Wolfsburg, 13 April 2012 – The Volkswagen Group announced a strong rise in deliveries during the first quarter of 2012. The company delivered 2.16 (January-March 2011: 1.97; +9.6 percent)* million vehicles, surpassing the two million mark for the first time in the first quarter of a year. The Group also reported record deliveries for the month of March: 862,700 (March 2011: 767,100; +12.5 percent)* vehicles were delivered to customers for the first time ever in a single month. “The Volkswagen Group developed very well in the first quarter. We produced another strong performance in North America, China and Russia. However, uncertainty continues, particularly on the markets in Western Europe”, the Group Board Member for Sales, Christian Klingler, said in Wolfsburg on Friday.

The Group brands delivered a total of 937,000 (908,300; +3.2 percent) vehicles on the overall European market in the first quarter. 507,100 (531,900; -4.7 percent) customers took delivery of a new vehicle in Western Europe (excluding Germany), currently a difficult market. In the home market of Germany, Europe’s largest automotive group grew deliveries to 282,400 (267,300; +5.7 percent) units. The company once again reported strong growth in the Central and Eastern Europe region, handing over 147,400 (109,100; +35.1 percent) vehicles to customers there.

The Group also announced encouraging figures for the Asia / Pacific region, delivering 726,100 (621,800; +16.8 percent) vehicles there in the first quarter, of which 633,900 (548,500; +15.6 percent) units were handed over to customers in China, the largest single market. In India, deliveries increased by 21.6 percent to 34,100 (28,100) units.

Deliveries also continued to develop well on the American continent. The number of vehicles sold in the North America region from January to March rose by 24.5 percent to 179,100 (143,900), of which 124,400 (92,800; +34.0 percent) were delivered in the United States, the region’s largest single market. The Volkswagen Group handed over 229,400 (220,900; +3.9 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period.

Outline of developments at Group brands

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.36 (1.23; +10.5 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to March. The brand developed particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe region, handing over 60,200 (37,200; +61.8 percent) units there. In the North America region, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 135,700 (106,300; +27.6 percent) vehicles to customers, while deliveries in the Asia / Pacific region ran at 540,600 (475,500; +13.7 percent) units.

Audi sold 346,100 (312,500; +10.8 percent) vehicles worldwide in the first quarter. Deliveries by the premium brand from Ingolstadt developed particularly well in the Asia / Pacific region, where 108,100 (79,900; +35.3 percent) models were handed over to customers. In the North America region, Audi delivered 36,000 (30,900) units during the same period, an increase of 16.7 percent.

ŠKODA delivered a total of 242,700 (217,100; +11.8 percent) vehicles in the first three months. The Czech automaker reported particularly strong growth in Central and Eastern Europe, delivering 60,900 (51,300; +18.7 percent) units there, and in Asia / Pacific, where 72,600 (63,500; +14.3 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers.

Due to the difficult market situation in Western Europe, SEAT delivered 80,100 (90,700; -11.6 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to March. The Spanish brand reported growth in the markets in Germany, where deliveries increased by 3.6 percent to 13,100 (12,600) units, the UK, where deliveries rose to 10,900 (10,500; +4.1 percent) units, and Mexico, where deliveries increased to 5,100 (4,700; +10.0 percent) units.

First-quarter deliveries by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles rose by 7.9 percent to 130,700 (121,200) units. The brand reported particularly strong growth in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 10,100 (7,300; +39.2 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 28,900 (25,900; +11.5 percent) units to customers in the home market of Germany.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

Toyota maintains 2012 sales forecast of 835,000 vehicles despite market contraction in Q1

  • Strong sales of renewed Toyota core models (Yaris up 11.7%, Avensis up 7.2%)
  • Lexus posts 10% sales increase
  • Increased market share in March over last year

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) today announced first quarter sales of 218,490 vehicles, down 6.4% from the same period in 2011 in line with the contracting European automotive market. The sales result includes 207,211 Toyota and 11,279 Lexus vehicles, representing a 10% year-on-year sales increase for Lexus. Toyota’s renewed core models performed particularly well with sales of the third generation Yaris up 11.7% and the New Avensis up 7.2%.

Daniele Schillaci, Senior Vice-President of TME Sales & Marketing, said: “Despite the unstable macroeconomic conditions in Europe, we remain confident that we will sell more cars this year. We will achieve our sales target of 835,000 units thanks to a good balance between our sales in Eastern and Western Europe. Furthermore, throughout the year we will be adding new and renewed vehicles to our model line-up.”

He added: “We are already seeing encouraging signs from our customers with a welcomed sales growth of our renewed core models. Even though our first quarter result is slightly lower than last year, our outlook for the remainder of the year is positive. Already in March, we exceeded last year’s market share of 4.7%.”

Toyota Highlights

Toyota’s third generation Yaris saw sales of 50,700 units in the first quarter, up 11.7% from 2011. On April 10, production began for the Yaris Hybrid in France, bringing Toyota’s full hybrid technology to the B-segment for the first time in Europe.

Also performing strongly is the New Avensis with sales of 19,749 units, up 7.2%. The Toyota Verso-S also performed well with sales reaching 7,283 units.

Other top performers included the all-new Toyota Camry, with sales reaching 8,150 units, up 77.3%. Toyota Highlander is also making inroads with sales increasing by 84.6%, a total of 3,396 units in the first quarter.

Lexus Highlights

First quarter sales for Lexus were up 10% thanks to the continued success of the Lexus CT 200h, launched in Q1 last year. The premium C-segment model saw first quarter sales of 5,754 units. March was also the first month of sales of the all-new Lexus GS 350 AWD in Russia, Ukraine and Israel with positive results. First quarter sales of the standard powertrain Lexus GS increased by 31.6%.

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Table 1 – TME(1) total sales in Q1

TOTAL TOYOTA/LEXUS

218,490

TOYOTA

207,211

AYGO

19,500

Yaris

50,700

Auris (incl. Auris Hybrid)

23,183

Auris Hybrid

7,529

Verso

10,558

Avensis

19,749

iQ

2,984

Urban Cruiser

1,150

Verso-S

7,283

Corolla

14,606

Prius

5,821

Camry

8,150

RAV4

19,613

Highlander

3,396

Land Cruiser

11,591

Hilux

6,197

Hiace

2,124

Other models

606

LEXUS

11,279

CT 200h

5,754

IS

943

GS (incl. GS hybrid)

183

GS hybrid

33

LS (incl. LS hybrid)

93

LS hybrid

41

RX (incl. RX hybrid)

3,215

RX hybrid

2,033

Other models

1,091

(1) Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for all Western, Central and Eastern European countries including Turkey and Russia as well as Israel and a number of Central Asian markets (Armenia, Azerbaijan, East Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).

Models listed in italics are produced locally in Toyota’s European manufacturing facilities.