Volkswagen sales rose 4.3 percent in September

Article by Christian A., on October 10, 2012

Volkswagen sales increased in most of the major markets except western Europe. Last month, the worldwide deliveries of its core VW-brand vehicles rose by 4.3% to 492,500 units. The high demand, especially in China, the U.S. and Russia, helped offset a persistent drop in deliveries in markets like Germany, Italy, France and Spain, where the lack of consumer confidence is driving down sales.

In September, Volkswagen passenger cars experienced additional growth outside of Europe. In a statement released by Volkswagen, VW sales chief Christian Klingler said that as the auto markets in western Europe continue to be difficult, the company will stay “vigilant” but it will continue to be optimistic with regards to the Volkswagen passenger cars brand with the upcoming launch of the new Golf.

He describes this vehicle as the most important model. He added that VW has already received more than 15,000 orders for the seventh-generation model.

For the first nine months of the year, VW’s global deliveries increased by 10.6% to 4.21 million. Meanwhile, the nine-month VW-brand deliveries in western Europe (with the exception of Germany) fell by 6.2% to 653,300 units. Sales dropped by 0.6% to 447,000 units in VW's German home market, the largest economy in the region.

The brand’s overall European sales increased by 0.2% to 1.3 million. VW-brand deliveries in China, its largest single market, grew by 17.2% to 1.52 million. U.S. sales increased by 37.2% to 323,100 units.

In this market, VW is spending $4 billion to expand its market share. Sales in Russia climbed 55.9% to 123,000 units. Its sales in South America increased by 8.1% to 626,200. VW has yet to issue the sales figures for July for individual markets. Last Monday, VW revealed through an online presentation that its group sales rose by 10.6% in the first nine months to 6.8 million vehicles.

Topics: vw, sales

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A lot of fans are excited with the news that Porsche could be unveiling a performance version of its Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid during the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. ...
by - February 25, 2017
Tesla is finally setting a more “definite” schedule with regards to the official launch of the Tesla Model 3 electric car. A “limited production” is said to be slated to...
by - February 25, 2017
Are you a big fan of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion? Or are you a big fan of the iconic Ferrari F50? Either way, you will...
by - February 24, 2017
It seems that AM-RB 001 hypercar is not the only vehicle project that Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has gone into. This time, don’t expect something as outlandish as...
by - February 24, 2017
The year 2018 marks the golden anniversary of Subaru of America. Of course, the company will celebrate 50 years of being at the helm of the brand’s crusade in North...
by - February 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries