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Μπορεί ο πολύς κόσμος να θεωρεί ότι η Volkswagen πληγώθηκε από dieselgate, αλλά οι πωλήσεις του πρώτου τριμήνου του 2016 λένε ακριβώς το αντίθετο, βρίσκοντας τον γερμανικό όμιλο στην πρώτη θέση των πωλήσεων ανάμεσα σε όλες τις αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίες, ακριβώς εκεί που ήταν και πριν ένα χρόνο.

Η Volkswagen κατάφερε να πουλήσει το πρώτο τρίμηνο 2,5 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα, μια αύξηση της τάξης του 0,8%, με αυτή να οδηγείται κυρίως από την Κίνα (+6,4%) και την Ευρώπη (+ 3,5%). Η Toyota σημείωσε πτώση 2,3%, πουλώντας 2.46 εκατ., ενώ και η GM υποχώρησε κατά 2,5%, πουλώντας 2.36 εκατ.

Ο κυριότερος λόγος της υποχώρησης των πωλήσεων του ιαπωνικού κολοσσού είναι το κλείσιμο των εργοστασίων της εξαιτίας των σεισμών που έπληξαν τη χώρα του Ανατέλλοντος Ηλίου, ενώ επίσης τον Φεβρουάριο είχε κλείσει ένα εργοστάσιο κινητήρων λόγω έκρηξης.

Να θυμίσω, ότι πέρσι μέχρι το πρώτο εξάμηνο το VW Group ήταν πρώτο σε πωλήσεις παγκοσμίως, για να περάσει μπροστά η Toyota στο 9-μηνο, αλλά και όλο το 2015.

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Volkswagen Group delivers 2.5 million vehicles in first quarter of 2016

  • 0.8 percent increase in the first three months
  • 967,100 vehicles delivered in March
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “The Group recorded its best start to the year in China since entering the market there.”

Deliveries by the Volkswagen Group rose by 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2016. The Group handed over 2.5 million vehicles to customers from January to March 2016. At 967,100 units, Group deliveries in March almost matched the prior-year level. “There was a solid growth in the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions in the first quarter of 2016. The Group recorded its best start to the year in China since entering the market there”, Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said.

The Volkswagen Group delivered 447,600 new vehicles to customers in Europe in March, an increase of 2.7 percent compared with the previous year. While developments in Western Europe (+1.9 percent) were positive, there was a slight decrease on the home market of Germany (-2.5 percent). Momentum in France, Italy and Spain was particularly strong. The markets in Central and Eastern Europe also recorded strong growth in this period (+8.8 percent), but the continued tense situation in Russia (-3.3 percent) had an impact.

The company handed over 201,500 vehicles to customers in the North America region in the first quarter. 49,900 new vehicles (-3.7 percent) were delivered in the USA, the region’s largest single market, in March. 40,000 vehicles were handed over to customers in the South America region in the same month, of which 26,000 were delivered in Brazil where the market decline continued as a result of the macroeconomic situation in the country.

The Asia-Pacific region recorded solid growth in the first quarter. Vehicle deliveries in the region during this period rose overall by 4.3 percent to 1,045,400 units. 955,500 vehicles were handed over to customers in China in the first quarter, representing an increase of 6.4 percent compared with the prior year. A total of 328,000 vehicles were delivered in March. Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers by markets

March 2016

March 2015

Change (%)

Jan.-March 2016

Jan.-March 2015

Change (%)

Europe

447,600

435,800

+2.7

1,052,100

1,018,400

+3.3

Western Europe

390,300

383,100

+1.9

901,100

870,900

+3.5

Germany

124,400

127,600

-2.5

319,500

314,800

+1.5

Central and Eastern Europe

57,200

52,600

+8.8

151,000

147,500

+2.3

Russia

14,300

14,800

-3.3

36,400

43,500

-16.3

North America

78,100

78,700

-0.7

201,500

205,800

-2.1

USA

49,900

51,800

-3.7

124,000

131,600

-5.7

South America

40,000

52,900

-24.5

110,600

152,800

-27.6

Brazil

26,000

38,700

-33.0

71,100

110,900

-35.9

Asia-Pacific

364,200

357,900

+1.8

1,045,400

1,002,200

+4.3

China

328,000

315,400

+4.0

955,500

898,400

+6.4

Worldwide

967,100

968,600

-0.2

2,508,300

2,487,700

+0.8

 

Deliveries to customers by brands

March 2016

March 2015

Change (%)

Jan.-March 2016

Jan.-March 2015

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

543,700

558,700

-2.7

1,459,500

1,479,400

-1.3

Audi

186,100

178,000

+4.6

455,800

438,200

+4.0

ŠKODA

106,300

102,100

+4.2

276,600

265,100

+4.3

SEAT

46,500

46,400

+0.2

102,900

102,700

+0.2

Porsche

20,900

20,200

+3.4

56,000

51,100

+9.5

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

46,100

45,700

+0.8

113,100

108,500

+4.3

MAN

9,200

9,400

-2.6

23,400

22,100

+6.3

Scania

7,200

6,700

+7.3

18,400

17,500

+5.4

Volkswagen Group (total)

967,100

968,600

-0.2

2,508,300

2,487,700

+0.8

TMC Announces Results for March 2016; Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016

Toyota City, Japan, April 26, 2016―Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., and Hino Motors, Ltd., for March 2016 as well as the fiscal year from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

March 2016 Results

Unit = vehicles; figures in ( ) show year-on-year percentage change

Toyota Daihatsu Hino Total
Production in Japan*1
Passenger cars 290,420(11.6) 53,770(-10.2) 344,190(7.5)
Trucks & buses 31,761(-7.4) 16,617(-2.4) 13,420(2.9) 61,798(-4.0)
Total 322,181(9.4) 70,387(-8.5) 13,420(2.9) 405,988(5.6)
Sales in Japan*2
Passenger cars 168,168(1.5) 57,011(-20.0) 225,179(-5.0)
Trucks & buses 19,784(-9.2) 15,985(-11.8) 8,747(-5.4) 44,516(-9.4)
Total 187,952(0.2) 72,996(-18.3) 8,747(-5.4) 269,695(-5.8)
Exports
Passenger cars 140,488(2.2) 0(0.0) 140,488(1.7)
Trucks & buses 16,231(-7.1) 6,604(-2.8) 22,835(-5.9)
Total 156,719(1.2) 0(0.0) 6,604(-2.8) 163,323(0.6)
Production Outside Japan*3 520,033(2.1) 23,435(-14.9) 2,330(-23.8) 545,798(1.1)
Worldwide production 842,214(4.8) 93,822(-10.2) 15,750(-2.1) 951,786(3.0)
*1Includes kits for overseas assembly; *2includes overseas production; *3excludes kits from Japan

March 2016 Key Points (year-on-year)

Production in Japan

Toyota
  • First increase in two months
Daihatsu
  • Decreased
Hino
  • First increase in eleven months
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • First increase in three months

Sales in Japan

Toyota
  • First increase in two months
  • Lexus vehicle sales totaled 7,452 units (40.9 percent increase)
  • Minivehicle sales totaled 3,256 units (4.5 percent decrease)
  • 45.6 percent share of market excluding minivehicles (1.6 percentage point increase)
  • 29.5 percent share of market including minivehicles (2.6 percentage point increase)
Daihatsu
  • Decreased
  • Minivehicle sales totaled approximately 72,800 units (18.3 percent decrease)
  • 31.5 percent share of minivehicle market (0.7 percentage point decrease)
Hino
  • First decrease in two months
  • Standard truck sales totaled approximately 4,900 units (9.2 percent decrease); first decrease in three months
  • 37.2 percent share of the truck* market (3.3 percentage point decrease)
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • Decreased
  • 42.4 percent share of market including minivehicles (1.3 percentage point increase)

*Maximum loading capacity of four tons or more; excluding imported trucks

Exports

Toyota
  • First increase in two months; due to increased exports to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Oceania
Daihatsu
  • Decreased; due to decreased exports to Latin America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa
Hino
  • Decreased; due to decreased exports to Latin America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • First increase in two months

Production Outside Japan

Toyota
  • Second consecutive month of increase; due to increased production in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Australia; record high for the month of March
Daihatsu
  • First decrease in two months; due to decreased production in Indonesia
Hino
  • First decrease in thirteen months; due to decreased production in Asia
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • Second consecutive month of increase

Year to Date (January 1 to March 31, 2016)

Unit = vehicles; figures in ( ) show year-on-year percentage change

Toyota Daihatsu Hino Total
Production in Japan*1 805,480(-2.0) 188,605(-16.1) 35,495(-5.3) 1,029,580(-5.1)
Sales in Japan*2 419,745(-2.1) 179,989(-11.6) 17,601(-2.9) 617,335(-5.1)
Exports 415,738(-2.3) 2(-99.9) 18,285(-9.1) 434,025(-3.0)
Production Outside Japan*3 1,413,907(1.3) 67,962(-6.8) 6,888(8.1) 1,488,757(0.9)
Worldwide production 2,219,387(0.1) 256,567(-13.8) 42,383(-3.4) 2,518,337(-1.6)
*1Includes kits for overseas assembly; *2includes overseas production; *3excludes kits from Japan

Results for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016

Unit = one vehicle; figures in ( ) show year-on-year percentage change

Toyota Daihatsu Hino Total
Production in Japan*1
Passenger cars 2,826,637(-0.1) 501,390(-15.0) 3,328,027(-2.7)
Trucks & buses 345,120(-3.1) 159,778(-14.7) 147,651(-9.0) 652,549(-7.5)
Total 3,171,757(-0.4) 661,168(-15.0) 147,651(-9.0) 3,980,576(-3.5)
Sales in Japan*2
Passenger cars 1,319,050(1.3) 448,240(-15.5) 1,767,290(-3.6)
Trucks & buses 169,629(3.5) 138,577(-12.8) 60,651(4.8) 368,857(-3.1)
Total 1,488,679(1.5) 586,817(-14.9) 60,651(4.8) 2,136,147(-3.5)
Exports
Passenger cars 1,566,479(-0.8) 6,848(-14.2) 1,573,327(-0.9)
Trucks & buses 192,533(-6.2) 77,553(-14.5) 270,086(-8.8)
Total 1,759,012(-1.4) 6,848(-14.2) 77,553(-14.5) 1,843,413(-2.1)
Production Outside Japan*3 5,759,078(-0.1) 277,404(-8.1) 25,852(25.9) 6,062,334(-0.4)
Worldwide production 8,930,835(-0.2) 938,572(-13.0) 173,503(-5.1) 10,042,910(-1.6)
*1Includes kits for overseas assembly; *2includes overseas production; *3excludes kits from Japan

Sales Results for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016

Figures rounded; figures in ( ) show year-on-year percentage change

Sales Outside Japan 7,671,000(0.4) 180,000(-10.1) 107,000(-3.6) 7,957,000(0.04)
Worldwide Sales 9,159,000(0.5) 767,000(-13.8) 168,000(-0.7) 10,094,000(-0.7)

Key Points for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016

Production in Japan

Toyota
  • Decreased
Daihatsu
  • Decreased
Hino
  • First decrease in six years
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • Decreased

Sales in Japan

Toyota
  • First increase in two years
  • Lexus-vehicle sales totaled 52,234 units (25.1 percent increase)
  • Minivehicle sales totaled 26,699 units (2.2 percent decrease)
  • 46.8 percent share of market excluding minivehicles (0.7 percentage point increase)
  • 30.1 percent share of market including minivehicles (2.5 percentage point increase)
Daihatsu
  • Decreased
  • Minivehicle sales totaled approximately 585,000 (14.9 percent decrease)
  • 32.3 percent share of minivehicle market (0.6 percentage point increase)
Hino
  • Sixth consecutive year of increase
  • Standard-truck sales totaled approximately 33,000 (3.2 percent increase); sixth consecutive year of increase
  • 37.4 percent share of the truck* market (0.9 percentage point increase)
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • Decreased
  • 43.2 percent share of market including minivehicles (1.5 percentage point increase); first increase in three years

Exports

Toyota
  • Decreased, due to decreased exports to Latin America, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa
Daihatsu
  • Decreased, due to decreased exports to Latin America, Oceania, and Africa
Hino
  • Decreased, due to decreased exports to Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • Decreased

Production Outside Japan

Toyota
  • First decrease in seven years, due to decreased production in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa
Daihatsu
  • First decrease in six years, due to decreased production in Indonesia
Hino
  • First increase in three years, due to decreased production in Asia
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino
  • First decrease in seven years

GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First Quarter

Disciplined focus on key markets and segments delivers profitable growth

  • China sales increase driven by strong performance in SUV and luxury segments
  • U.S. retail sales increase 7 percent, retail share up a full percentage point
  • European Opel/Vauxhall sales outperforming industry, up 8.4 percent

DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 2.36 million vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2016. The company delivered on its sales priorities, led by strong results in the SUV and luxury segments in China and retail performance in the U.S.

“The quality of GM’s global sales in the key segments and markets in the first quarter is in line with our efforts to drive sustained profitable growth,” said GM President Dan Ammann. “In China, we continued to grow SUV sales and Cadillac expanded in the luxury segment. In the U.S., our disciplined approach to increased retail sales and lower rental fleet resulted in more profitable transactions.”

GM’s first quarter sales were down 2.5 percent compared to a year ago, mainly due to continued challenging conditions in parts of South America and Asia and the softening of the mini-commercial vehicle market in China.

In China, GM and its joint ventures delivered 964,000 vehicles in the first quarter, an increase of 0.2 percent. GM’s total SUV sales in the country were up 148 percent, led by the continued success of the Buick Envision and Baojun 560. Cadillac deliveries in China rose 6.1 percent.

North American sales increased 1.2 percent to 800,000 vehicles. In the U.S., GM continued to grow retail share faster than any other automaker with retail deliveries up 7 percent, or 537,000 vehicles.

In Europe, sales of Opel and its Vauxhall sister brand increased by 8.4 percent to more than 300,000 vehicles in the first quarter, outperforming the industry growth of only 5 percent. Opel has received more than 150,000 orders for the new Astra that was recently awarded European “Car of the Year 2016.”

Global sales highlights (vs. first quarter 2015):

  • Cadillac global sales up 0.3 percent, driven by a 6.1 percent increase in China.
  • Cadillac U.S. Average Transaction Prices (ATP) up 5 percent, leading its competitive set.
  • Buick sales in China up 22 percent supported by a 112 percent increase in Envision SUV deliveries. Global Buick sales increased 19 percent.
  • Chevrolet retail sales in the U.S. up 10 percent, retail market share up a full point to an estimated 11 percent.
  • Chevrolet continued to be best-selling brand in South America.
  • Chevrolet sales in South Korea increased 14.7 percent.
  • Baojun sales in China up 82 percent driven by strong demand for its model 560 SUV and model 730 MPV.

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