Volkswagen brand logs 11.2% hike in global sales for January-November

Article by Anita Panait, on December 11, 2012

Volkswagen disclosed that its core brand posted an 11.5 percent increase in global sales in November to 504,800 vehicles, helped by strong demand in the United States and China. The carmaker logged increases in deliveries in several major markets except Western Europe. Robust demand for VW vehicles in the US, China, South America and Central and Eastern Europe allowed the carmaker to counteract the still declining sales in European markets like Italy, France and Spain.

According to VW sales chief Christian Klingler, the carmaker expects to post a new sales record for the brand this year, but remarked that 2013 would be challenging for the company.

Global VW brand sales soared 11.2 percent to 5.22 million units for the first 11 months of 2012. The carmaker, however, posted a 6.4 percent drop in Western Europe, excluding Germany, to 782,600 in the same period. VW managed to post a slight increase in deliveries in Germany at 0.5 percent to 552,200 units for the period.

VW’s core brand logged flat sales in whole Europe at 1.44 million units. In Central and Eastern Europe, meanwhile, the carmaker posted 25.9 percent increase in sales to 246,500 units.  Deliveries in Russia jumped 45.3 percent to 151,400. For the first 11 months of 2012, the VW brand also posted a 19.2-percent hike in sales in China to 1.92 million vehicles, and a 35-percent increase in the US to 394,100 units.

In South America, the VW brand posted an 8.2-percent growth to 766,400 units. Brazil accounted for 601,100 units of the South American figure, representing a 10.9 percent growth. VW Group is aiming to become the best-selling carmaker in the world by 2018. Last year, GM was the best-selling carmaker with 9.05 million units sold, followed by VW at 8.27 million units and Toyota at 7.95 million.

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