OREANDA-NEWS. The Volkswagen Group delivered 759,400 vehicles in August, an increase of 6.3 percent. 6.66 million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to August, representing a rise of 1.8 percent compared with the previous year. “All Group brands turned in a solid delivery performance in August and for the first eight months. That underscores customers’ trust in our brands. Our models performed particularly well in Asia-Pacific and Europe”, Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales, commented, and went on to say: “Nevertheless, our task now is to strengthen and expand this trust, particularly in the North America region.”

The Group delivered 2.78 million vehicles (+3.1 percent) in Europe in the first eight months, of which 264,500 were handed over to customers in August, an increase of 8.3 percent compared with the previous year. 215,700 vehicles (+8.5 percent) were delivered to customers in Western Europe in August. Momentum was particularly strong in Spain and in the home market of Germany (+11.6 percent). Likewise, markets in Central and Eastern Europe recorded solid growth of 7.1 percent. The Volkswagen Group developed particularly well in Poland thanks to a good performance by the two volume brands Volkswagen and ?KODA, and outpaced the overall good market trend.

The Volkswagen Group delivered 84,400 vehicles (-1.1 percent) in the North America region in August. While growth momentum in Mexico remained strong, deliveries in the USA continued to decline (-3.8 percent). The situation in South America remains tense as the difficult macroeconomic conditions persists. 292,600 vehicles were delivered in the region from January to August, a decrease of 25.3 percent compared with the previous year.