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To VW Group ανακοίνωσε πως μέσα στους πρώτους έξι μήνες του 2014 πούλησε 4,97 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+5,9%), ενώ μόνο τον Ιούνιο πούλησε 859.400 αυτοκίνητα (+8,2%).

Στην Ευρώπη πούλησε 1,99 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+6,9%), στην Δυτική Ευρώπη (εκτός Γερμανίας) 1,05 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+8,3%), στη Γερμανία 613.200 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+5,0%), και στη Κεντρική και Ανατολική Ευρώπη 331.300 αυτοκίνητα (+5,8%). Στη Ρωσία πούλησε 137.200 αυτοκίνητα (-8,3%).

Στην περιοχή Ασίας-Ειρηνικού πούλησε 2 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+15,8%), με τα 1,81 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+17,5%) στη Κίνα, κάνοντας τη, την μεγαλύτερη αγορά του ομίλου παγκοσμίως. Στη Βόρειο Αμερική πούλησε 424.900 αυτοκίνητα .(-3,0%), με τα 288.000 (-5,3%) στις Η.Π.Α, ενώ στη Νότιο Αμερική πούλησε 350.800 αυτοκίνητα (-22,1%) με τα 271.700 (-18,3%) στη Βραζιλία.

Σε ότι αφορά τις φίρμες. Η Volkswagen πούλησε 3.07 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα (+3,8%), η Audi 869.400 αυτοκίνητα (+11,4%), η Porsche 87.803 αυτοκίνητα (+7,6%), η Skoda 522.500 (+12,5%), η Seat 200.200 (+9,9%), η Bentley 5.254 (+23%) ενώ τα επαγγελματικά της VW 217.800 αυτοκίνητα (-3,9%). Αναλυτικότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

Δελτίο Τύπου

Volkswagen Group vehicle deliveries rise to almost five million in first half year

  • January to June figure totals 4.97 million / +5.9 percent*
  • Deliveries in June grow 3.9 percent to 859,400 units*
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “The Group showed satisfactory development in the first six months. The challenges on the various world markets persist.”

The Volkswagen Group reported further growth in deliveries during the first half of 2014, handing over almost five million vehicles during this period. In total, 4.97 (January-June 2013: 4.69; +5.9 percent)* million vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide from January to June this year. Developments during the month of June were also positive, with the company handing over 859,400 (June 2013: 827,500; +3.9 percent)* units. “The Volkswagen Group showed satisfactory development in the first half year even though market conditions were at times difficult. However, the economic environment on some world markets remains tense”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: “Despite these challenges, the Volkswagen Group is entering the second half of the year with confidence. But we are also well aware of the tasks that lie ahead.”

Group brands delivered a total of 1.99 (1.87; +6.9 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market in the first half year. 1.05 (0.97; +8.3 percent) million customers took possession of a new vehicle in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 613,200 (583,900; +5.0 percent) units were delivered in the home market of Germany. The Group handed over 331,300 (313,100; +5.8 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern Europe, of which 137,200 (149,900; -8.5 percent) units were delivered in Russia.

The Group delivered 424,900 (437,900; -3.0 percent) vehicles in the North America region from January to June, of which 288,000 (303,900; -5.3 percent) units were handed over to customers in the United States. In the South America region, the Volkswagen Group delivered 350,800 (450,500; -22.1 percent) vehicles to customers during the same period, of which 271,700 (332,800; -18.3 percent) units were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where 2.00 (1.73; +15.8 percent) million vehicles were delivered to customers, of which 1.81 (1.54; +17.5 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 3.07 (2.95; +3.8 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to June. The brand developed particularly well in China, handing over 1.39 (1.17; +18.5 percent) million vehicles to customers there, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where 451,300 (427,800; +5.5 percent) customers took possession of a new Volkswagen.

Audi delivered 869,400 (780,500) vehicles worldwide in the first half year, an increase of 11.4 percent. The premium brand from Ingolstadt benefited among other things from substantial growth in China, where 268,700 (228,100; +17.8 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers. The brand also grew deliveries in the United States compared with the same prior-year period, handing over 84,300 (74,300) automobiles, an increase of 13.6 percent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 87,800 (81,600; +7.6 percent) vehicles in the period to June. Demand for models from the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 26,600 (24,300; +9.1 percent) vehicles were delivered, and in the North America region, where 25,600 (23,500; +9.1 percent) models were handed over to customers.

The ŠKODA brand delivered 522,500 (464,600; +12.5 percent) vehicles worldwide from January to June. The company handed over 137,300 (120,700; +13.8 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern Europe. 141,300 (118,000; +19.8 percent) vehicles were delivered in Western Europe (excluding Germany) during the same period.

SEAT delivered 200,200 (182,200; +9.9 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to June. The company handed over 171,200 (150,500; +13.8 percent) vehicles to customers in the overall European market. Developments in Central and Eastern Europe were particularly pleasing, with 12,900 (7,300) units handed over to customers there, an increase of 78.2 percent.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 217,800 (226,600; -3.9 percent) vehicles in the first half year. 87,800 (81,300; +8.1 percent) units were handed over to customers in Western Europe (excluding Germany). Vehicle deliveries in the home market of Germany rose to 56,000 (54,000; +3.7 percent).

*) excluding MAN and Scania

Rising demand for plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche delivers 87,800 sports cars world-wide in the first six months

Stuttgart. Porsche, the sports car manufacturer, handed over more new cars to customers in the first six months of 2014. Compared to the period of January to June 2013, the number of vehicles delivered rose by almost eight per cent to 87,800 units. In the first six months, the new Panamera Gran Turismo was especially in demand and around 13,500 units were delivered – a rise of 28 per cent. Almost one in ten customers opted for the efficient and sporty plug-in hybrid model.

“We can look back on a very successful first six months of 2014 – despite sometimes volatile economic conditions and highly different trends on individual automotive markets,” said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “With our present model line-up we are well positioned to face current challenges. In the second half of the year, we will keep our foot on the accelerator with the world-wide launch of the Macan and other model innovations.”

In the first six months of 2014, Porsche increased sales in all key regions. There was a particularly strong response from European customers. The number of units sold rose by 14 per cent to almost 30,000 deliveries. Of these, 12,300 units were sold in the home market of Germany. In the United States the sports car manufacturer recorded 23,000 new cars delivered – a growth of eight per cent compared to the period January to June 2013. In China Porsche reports a rise of eight per cent with 19,800 cars in the first six months of 2014. The majority of deliveries worldwide were registered by the Cayenne with 37,200 units, followed by the 911 model series (15,615 units to be precise).

PORSCHE AG Deliveries June January – June
2014 2013 Variance (%) 2014 2013 Variance (%)
World 16,325 14,304 14.1 87,803 81,565 7.6
Europe 6,136 4,705 30.4 29,837 26,199 13.9
Germany 2,481 2,072 19.7 12,283 11,423 7.5
America 4,934 4,328 14.0 26,736 24,936 7.2
USA 4,102 3,700 10.9 22,919 21,309 7.6
Asia Pacific, Africa and Mideast 5,255 5,271 -0.3 31,230 30,430 2.6
China 3,320 3,285 1.1 19,785 18,323 8.0

Porsche model range 911: combined fuel consumption 12.4 – 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 289 – 194 g/km; efficiency class: G, F Porsche model range Boxster/Cayman: combined fuel consumption 9.0 – 7.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 211 – 180 g/km; efficiency class: G, F Porsche model range Cayenne: combined fuel consumption 11.5 – 7.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 270 – 189 g/km; efficiency class: G-B Porsche model range Panamera: combined fuel consumption 10.7 – 6.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 249 – 169 g/km; efficiency class: F, E, D, B Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: combined fuel consumption 3.1 l/100 km; combined energy consumption 16,2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 71 g/km; efficiency class: A+ Porsche model range Macan: combined fuel consumption 9.2 – 6.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 216 – 159 g/km; efficiency class: E, D, B Porsche 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption 3,1 – 3,0 l/100 km; combined energy consumption 12,7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 72 – 70 g/km; efficiency class: A+

STRONG PERFORMANCE FOR BENTLEY AT HALF-YEAR POINT

  • Global deliveries increase by 23%
  • On track for another record year
  • Bentley remains world’s most sought after luxury car brand

(Crewe, England 9th July 2014) Bentley Motors is set to continue its record breaking pattern, with 2014 on track to become the company’s most successful year. At the half-year point, global deliveries increased by 23%, to 5,254 cars, up from 4,279 cars in the first six months of 2013.

There was strong growth across every region, with gains in China and the Middle East, increasing by 61% and 27% respectively. Global success was driven by new model introductions, with the Continental GT V8 S coupe and convertible, and Flying Spur and Flying Spur V8, entering the market to critical acclaim.

Commenting on the results, Bentley’s member of the board for sales, marketing and aftersales, Kevin Rose, said:

“There is simply no-one in the luxury automotive sector that can match these results. We continue to prove we are the world’s most sought after luxury car brand. It’s vital to continuously develop in our exclusive market, as our customers are the most discerning. There is no question that some markets will remain tough but we are confident of a good 2014.”

The Americas region, remaining in Bentley’s number one market position, delivered 1,388 cars, an 8% jump on the 2013 performance of 1,282 cars.

Success of the Flying Spur and Flying Spur V8 powered sales in the Chinese region to leap by 61%, 1,318 cars in 2014, against 817 cars the year before.

Strong performance in Germany helped Europe post a sales increase of 11%. 825 cars were delivered, in comparison to 740 cars in 2013.

Deliveries in the UK also increased, by 2%. Rising from 698 in 2013, 713 cars were delivered, amongst the best UK performance at this stage.

Significant sales growth in the Middle East continued, a 27% improvement on 2013 (424 cars), with 537 cars delivered. The Middle East is now firmly established as one of Bentley’s central regions.

These results were reinforced in Asia Pacific, with 323 cars delivered, a 46% rise on the 2013 figure of 222 cars. While in Japan, 150 cars were delivered, a 56% growth on 2013, 96 cars.

2013 was Bentley’s record year, posting the highest delivery, turnover and profit figures in the company’s 95-year history.