Το VW Group ανακοίνωσε ότι από την αρχή του έτους μέχρι και τον Μάιο, έχει πουλήσει συνολικά 3.65 εκατ, αυτοκίνητα, αύξηση 8.7% σε σχέση με την ίδια περσινή περίοδο, ενώ τον Μάιο πούλησε 763.800 αυτοκίνητα (+7.8%).
Στην Ευρώπη πούλησε 1.58 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+1.5%), στην Δυτική Ευρώπη (εκτός Γερμανίας) 825.800 μονάδες (-6.4%), στη Γερμανία 493.900 αυτοκίνητα (+.4.0%), και στη Κεντρική και Ανατολική Ευρώπη, 262.600 αυτοκίνητα (+29.8%). Στην περιοχή Ασίας-Ειρηνικού πούλησε 1.23 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+17.8%), με τα 1.08 (+17.5) στη Κίνα, κάνοντας την, την μεγαλύτερη αγορά του ομίλου παγκοσμίως. Στην Ινδία πούλησε 51.700 μονάδες (+11.9%). Στη Βόρειο Αμερική πούλησε 318.700 αυτοκίνητα (+21.9), με τα 224.100 (+30.1%) στις Η.Π.Α, ενώ στη Νότιο Αμερική πούλησε 376.700 αυτοκίνητα, 100 λιγότερα σε σχέση με πέρυσι.
Σε ότι αφορά τις φίρμες. Η Volkswagen πούλησε 2.29 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+9.4%), η Audi 600.200 (+12.1%), η Skoda 405.500 (+8.6%), η Seat 134.300 (-11.9%), ενώ τα επαγγελματικά της Volkswagen 220.500 μονάδες (+3.5%).
Στα νούμερα αυτά δεν προσμετρούνται οι πωλήσεις της Porsche, αφού μέχρι στιγμής δεν έχει ολοκληρωθεί η εξαγορά. Η εταιρία από την Στουγκάρδη πούλησε από την αρχή του έτους 56.472 αυτοκίνητα (+13.0%), ενώ τον Μάιο πούλησε 13.331 αυτοκίνητα (+14.1%).
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Volkswagen Group grows worldwide vehicle deliveries by 8.4 percent* from January to May
- 3.65 million vehicles handed over in first five months*
- Figure for May is 763,800 units / +7.8 percent*
- Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Worldwide deliveries have risen further; we are focusing very closely on uncertainties in eurozone.”
Wolfsburg, 14 June 2012 – The Volkswagen Group handed over 3.65 (January-May 2011: 3.37; +8.4 percent)* million vehicles to customers from January to May this year. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 763,800 (May 2011: 708,800; +7.8 percent)* vehicles worldwide in the month of May. “Our worldwide deliveries have risen further, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Despite this generally positive trend we continue to focus very closely on the growing uncertainties in the eurozone”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said on Thursday.
The Group brands delivered a total of 1.58 (1.56; +1.5 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market from January to May, of which 825,800 (881,900; -6.4 percent) units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries 4.0 percent in the home market of Germany to 493,900 (475,100) units. In the Central and Eastern Europe region, the company handed over 262,600 (202,300; +29.8 percent) vehicles to customers.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Group deliveries for the period to May rose to 1.23 (1.04; +17.8 percent) million vehicles, of which 1.08 (0.92; +17.5 percent) million units were handed over in China, the region’s largest single market – topping the one million mark for the first time in a five-month period. In India, Group deliveries increased to 51,700 (46,200; +11.9 percent) vehicles.
Developments on the American continent were also positive. Unit sales in the North America region were up 21.9 percent during the first five months to 318,700 (261,500) vehicles, of which 224,100 (172,300; +30.1 percent) were delivered in the United States. The Volkswagen Group handed over 376,700 (376,800) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period.
Outline of developments at Group brands
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.29 (2.09; +9.4 percent) million vehicles worldwide from January to May. The brand developed particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 108,400 (71,900; +50.8 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 242,100 (194,600; +24.4 percent) vehicles in the North America region, and 909,100 (792,100; +14.8 percent) in the Asia-Pacific region.
Audi delivered 600,200 (535,300; +12.1 percent) vehicles worldwide in the first five months. The premium brand from Ingolstadt developed particularly well in the Asia-Pacific region, where customers took delivery of 189,000 (138,100; +36.8 percent) models. In the North America region, Audi delivered 64,000 (56,100) vehicle in the same period, an increase of 14.1 percent.
ŠKODA delivered a total of 405,500 (373,400; +8.6 percent) vehicles in the period to May. The Czech automaker performed especially well in Central and Eastern Europe, where 107,600 (91,700; +17.3 percent) units were delivered, and in the Asia-Pacific region, where 120,900 (107,100; +12.9 percent) units were handed over.
Due to the ongoing difficult market situation in Western Europe, SEAT delivered 134,300 (152,500; -11.9 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to May. The Spanish brand reported a positive performance in Germany, where deliveries grew 8.1 percent to 23,500 (21,700) units, in the UK, where the company handed over 16,500 (15,400; +6.7 percent) models, and in Mexico, where customers took delivery of 8,500 (7,200; +18.7 percent) vehicles.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew deliveries 3.5 percent to 220,500 (213,000) units in the period from January to May. The brand performed particularly well in the Central and Eastern Europe region, where 17,400 (13,100; +32.7 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 50,800 (48,200; +5.3 percent) vehicles in the home market of Germany.
*) excluding MAN and Scania
Porsche sells 14 per cent more sports cars worldwide in May
Stuttgart. In May 2012, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, boosted its deliveries by 14.1 per cent compared with the same month the year before: the sports car manufacturer delivered 13,331 new cars to customers worldwide. So far this year, Porsche has sold 56,472 vehicles (+13.0 %).
“In May, we notched up the greatest number of customer deliveries in our company’s history,” said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG. “We managed growth especially in the European market – despite the generally downward trend. With the 911, the new Boxster and the Cayenne GTS, we continue our product offensive.”
In May 2012, Porsche posted an increase in all sales regions compared with the same month the year before. With European vehicle sales of 5,232 units, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer achieved an increase of 22.6 per cent compared with May 2011. The German domestic market also contributed its share to the success: total sales of 1,917 vehicles translate into an increase of 24.1 per cent compared with the same month the year before.
The biggest 911 market has traditionally been, and remains, the USA. In the United States, 878 vehicles of the 911 model line were handed over to customers in May. The Stuttgart company delivered 2,693 rear-engine sports cars worldwide (+28.2 %). The Panamera’s popularity is also riding high with 2,882 deliveries – an increase of 25.2 per cent compared with May 2011.
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