Volkswagen Group logs 4% increase in sales in June 2014 to 859,400 units

Article by Christian A., on July 13, 2014

Volkswagen Group posted a 4-percent jump in sales in June to 859,400, boosted by recovering demand in Europe and strong performance in China. The carmaker also logged a 6-percent climb in sales in the first half of 2014 to 4.97 million vehicles, thanks to strong gains at its VW, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda brands.

Christian Klingler, VW's sales chief, said in a statement that the group is going to the second half of 2014 with confidence, well aware of the tasks that lie ahead. He, however, noted that the situation in some world markets remained "tense."

The group posted a 6-percent rise in sales in Europe in the first half of 2014 to 1.99 million vehicles. VW also surged 8 percent in western Europe to 1.05 million units in the period, growing 5 percent in Germany to 613,200 units.

The carmaker logged a 6-percent surge on sales in central and eastern Europe to 331,300 but recorded a 9-percent drop to 137,200 in Russia. The VW Group likewise posted an 18-percent jump in sales in China – it largest market -- to 1.81 million but saw a 5-percent dip in deliveries in the United States to 288,000 units.

It also experienced another sales drop in South America at 22 percent to 350,800 units, lagged by an 18 percent drop in Brazil to 271,700 vehicles. All of the group’s brands posted growths in the first half of 2014.

VW brand logged a 4 percent gain to 3.07 million; Audi grew 11 percent to 869,400; Porsche’s deliveries surged 8 percent to 87,800; Skoda soared 13 percent to 522,500 as boosted by its new Octavia compact; Seat saw its deliveries leap 10 percent to 200,200.

The Spanish unit recorded strong sales in central and eastern Europe, where deliveries jumped 78 percent to 12,900. Seat also grew 14 percent in in Europe in the first six months of 2014 to 171,200 vehicles.

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