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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP see's sales dip in the first four months of the year.
3.3 million vehicles handed over in the first four months of 2017
Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “At the beginning of the second quarter, we were able to increase our deliveries in China”
Since the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen Group has handed over 3.3 million new vehicles to customers. In April, the Group delivered841,200vehicles(-1.4percent).“Atthebeginningofthesecondquarter,wewereableto increase our deliveries in China again.
In April, the development in VolkswagenGroupdeliveriesinWesternEuropewasbetterthanthemarketasa whole, which wasaffected by the late date of the Easter holidays.
At the same time, we experiencedstrongtailwindinCentralandEasternEurope,wheretherewasa marked increase indeliveriesofnewvehicles,”saidFredKappler,Head of Group Sales of VolkswagenAktiengesellschaft, summarizing the figures for April.
In Europe, the Group handed 1.5 million vehicles over to its customers in the year to April (+2.8 percent) including 368,600 in April (-1.6 percent). 305,000 vehicles (-3.9 percent) were handed over to customers in Western Europe in April; Group deliveries therefore developed better than the market as a whole.
113,200 vehicles (-7.2 percent) were handed over to customers in Germany. In Central and Eastern Europe, strong growth has been observed since the beginning of the year. Compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, Group deliveries grew by 12.0 percent to 233,200 vehicles.
In April, the Group boosted deliveries in the region by 11.1 percent to 63,600 vehicles.
In the North American market, the Volkswagen Group delivered 293,200 vehicles from January to the end of April (+3.3 percent). 79,500 vehicles were handed over to customers in April, a fall of 3.4 percent.
In April, 52,000 customers in the USA took delivery of a new vehicle from the Group, representing a rise of 3.0 percent. In South America, a slight rise of 1.5 percent was recorded in April compared with the previous year; 39,400 vehicles were handed over to customers in the region.
Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region in April reached 320,800 vehicles (-0.2 percent). In total, 1.3 million vehicles (-5.3 percent) were handed over to customers in the region in the first four months of the year.
On the Chinese market, Group deliveries reached 299,700 vehicles in April (+1.5 percent), rising again for the first time since the beginning of the year.