VW continues growth
The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on its growth path at the start of the second half-year.
Deliveries in July rose 10.6% to 908,200 new vehicles. Over 6.4 million vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the year – 7.5 percent higher than the comparable period in 2017.
‘July was a strong month for the group with all brands reporting clear gains. This is to some extent due to a one-off effect – namely the brands’ special sales programs for NEDC vehicles’, Fred Kappler, head of group sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said. ‘Looking ahead, the challenges remain. We are working flat out to keep the anticipated effects of the new WLTP testing procedure in the coming months as low as possible’, Fred added.
Group deliveries in Europe rose significantly in July on the back of growth in excess of 35% in Germany, France and Italy: 408,300 new vehicles were handed over to customers, representing an increase of 24.2% compared with the previous year.
Deliveries in the North America region in the first seven months remained on a par with the previous year: 546,400 new vehicles were handed over to customers (+0.4 percent).
Cumulative deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region from January to July ran at approximately 2.5 million vehicles (+7.8 percent). 335,700 units were handed over to customers in July (+0.9 percent).