A record January for VW
In January 2018 the Volkswagen brand handed over 533,500 vehicles to customers throughout the world. Deliveries were therefore 7.1% above the figure for the corresponding month of the previous year.
Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member for sales commented, ‘Volkswagen Passenger Cars has started the new year with considerable momentum. I am pleased that we have recorded significant growth of 12.3% in sales in Germany and were able to continue the positive development from the last quarter. I am also impressed by our good start in our second home market of China.’
In Europe, 135,300 new vehicles were handed over to customers in January, 4.9% more than the previous year. In particular, Switzerland contributed to this result: 43.3% above the figure for the corresponding month of the previous year.
The Volkswagen brand continued its growth in China in January In its largest single market, the brand delivered 296,900 vehicles, corresponding to a rise of 9.7%. The continuing SUV trend was reflected especially by the sustained popularity of the Tiguan family. In January, 31,100 of these vehicles were delivered to customers, together with 11,900 Teramont models.