In the first two months of 2018, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than 1.6 million
vehicles to its customers throughout the world. In the month of February, the Group
handed over 737,700 new vehicles to customers. “At the beginning of the year, the
Volkswagen Group remains on track for growth: especially the regions of Europe and Asia
have developed positively. In overall terms, the Group grew worldwide deliveries by 7.2
percent in February,” said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales of Volkswagen
Aktiengesellschaft. “Our top priority is still to strengthen the trust of our customers in our
brands and products,” Kappler added.
In the region of Europe, the Group recorded a significant rise in deliveries in February: 330,900
vehicles (+ 7.3 percent) were handed over to customers. The Western European markets
purchased 268,700 vehicles, an increase of 6.3 percent. Of this figure, the home market
Germanyaccounted for 101,800 units (+4.5 percent). The delivery figures of the Russian market,
which wereonce again good, had a positive impact on the results for Central and Eastern Europe.
In thisregion, 62,100 new vehicles were handed over to customers of the Group (+12.0 percent).
In the North American region, the Group delivered 69,200 vehicles to customers, recording a
riseof 2.8 percent in February. This figure includes 46,700 vehicles delivered in the US
market,corresponding to a rise of 9.3 percent. In South America, the Group delivered 77,900
vehicles inJanuary and February (+3.9 percent). In the first two months of the year, 41,700 units
werehanded over to customers in Brazil, corresponding to growth of 6.9 percent.
In January and February, the Group delivered 698,800 vehicles in the Asia-Pacific
region,representing a rise of 13.4 percent. In themonth of February, 277,300 new vehicles were
handedover to customers in the region. In China, 253,200 customers received a vehicle from
theVolkswagen Group, an increase of 13.5 percent. Especially the SUV offensive of Group
brands inChina compensated for the seasonal effects of the Chinese New Year.