12/18/2018

The Volkswagen Group heads for deliveries record

  • In the year to date, the Group recorded growth of 1.8 percent to a total of 9.92 million vehiclesdelivered, with stagnation in the overall market
  • In November, worldwide deliveries fell by 5.4 percent to 940,900 vehicles
  • Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales: “The rise in worldwide deliveries in the course ofthe year is a very respectable result. In November, there was a reduction in the effect of WLTPin Europe. We are confident that we will be able to close 2018 with a figure slightly above theprevious record level of 2017 despite the challenging market environment.”

Wolfsburg, December 14, 2018 – From January to November, the Volkswagen Group boosted worldwide deliveries by 1.8 percent to 9.92 million vehicles. Despite a tense mar-ket environment with stagnating overall markets, a deliveries record for 2018 as a whole is therefore within reach. In November, the Volkswagen Group delivered a total of 940,900 vehicles throughout the world, corresponding to a fall of 5.4 percent compared with the prior-year month. Thanks to further progress with the WLTP changeover of the model range, deliveries in Europe were affected less severely in November. At 3.0 percent, the fall compared with the prior-year month was considerably lower than in the two preceding months. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales: “The rise in worldwide deliveries in the course of the year is a very respectable result. Although the volume target is no longer our top priority, high volumes allow us to achieve economies of scale. In November, there was a reduction in the effect of WLTP in Europe. We are confident that we will be able to close 2018 with a figure slightly above the previous record level of 2017 despite the challenging market environment.“


The Volkswagen Group heads for deliveries record
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Deliveries in the regions developed as follows: The Volkswagen Group brands made further progress with the changeover of their model range to the new WLTP test cycle. In Europe, where the fall in deliveries compared with the prior-year month was lower in November, at 3.0 percent, than in the two preceding months, 353,000 vehi-cles were handed over to customers. Both in Western Europe and in the home market of Ger-many, WLTP effects were less pronounced in November. In Western Europe, 283,100 vehicles were handed over to customers, 3.9 percent fewer than in November 2017. In Germany, 106,800 vehi-cles were delivered to customers (-4.9 percent). There were positive developments in the region of Central and Eastern Europe in November. Deliveries reached 70,000 vehicles, a rise of 0.9 percent compared with the previous year. This development was especially driven by the Russian market, with 22,900 deliveries (+22.8 percent). In Europe, the Volkswagen Group delivered 4.1 million vehicles from January to November, 1.8 percent more than in the comparable prior-year period.

In North America, the Volkswagen Group delivered 79,700 vehicles to customers in October, representing a fall of 2.4 percent compared with the previous year. Here, Canada recorded growth of 4.8 percent, compensating for the lower figures in the USA (-3.6 percent) and Mexico (-3.1 percent),. In January to October, deliveries in North America reached a total of 793,000 vehicles, slightly below the prior-year level (-0.9 percent).

In North America, the Volkswagen Group delivered 79,300 vehicles to customers in November, representing a fall of 6.2 percent compared with the previous year. While the markets of the USA (-8.1 percent) and Mexico (-5.4 percent) recorded falls compared with the previous year, a rise of 3.1 percent was achieved in Canada.

The region of South America developed positively in November compared with the previous year. 50,400 vehicles were handed over to customers, a rise of 5.4 percent. In the month under review, Brazil remained the main driver of growth in the region with 38,200 vehicles delivered (+22.3 per-cent). It was possible to compensate for the significant fall of 47.9 percent to 5,800 vehicles in Argentina as a result of the difficult economic environment.

In the Asia-Pacific region, deliveries in November declined by 6.8 percent to 426,800 vehicles. As in previous months, the tariff dispute with the USA had a marked impact on the overall market. The resulting reluctance of Chinese consumers to purchase vehicles led to a fall in deliveries in November to 399,500 vehicles, 7.3 percent fewer than in the prior-year month. During the year to date, the Group has delivered 3.8 million vehicles to customers in China, which represents growth of 2.2 percent over the comparable prior-year period.

Deliveries to customers by markets Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
Change
(%)
Jan.-Nov.
2018
Jan.-Nov.
2017
Change
(%)
Europe 353 000 363 900 −3,0 4 060 800 3 989 700 +1,8
Western Europe 283 100 294 500 -3,9 3 331 400 3 311 900 +0,6
Germany 106 800 112 200 −4,9 1 193 500 1 189 000 +0,4
Central and Eastern Europe 70 000 69 300 +0,9 729 500 677 800 +7,6
Russia 22 900 18 700 +22,8 205 300 170 700 +20,3
North America 79 300 84 500 −6,2 872 300 884 900 −1,4
USA 49 900 54 400 −8,1 578 800 563 600 +2,7
South America 50 400 47 800 +5,4 541 300 483 100 +12,1
Brazil 38 200 31 200 +22,3 364 600 283 300 +28,7
Asia-Pacific 426 800 457 800 −6,8 4 115 000 4 016 600 +2,5
China (incl. HK) 399 500 431 000 −7,3 3 804 400 3 724 200 +2,2
Worldwide 940 900 995 000 -5,4 9 917 800 9 741 700 +1,8

Deliveries to customers by brands

Nov. 
2018

Nov. 
2017

Change
(%)

Jan.-Nov. 
2018

Jan.-Nov. 
2017

Change
(%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

564 500

594 300

−5,0

5 704 300

5 636 100

+1,2

Audi

132 700

159 200

-16,7

1 657 900

1 697 900

-2,4

ŠKODA

110 100

114 600

-3,9

1 148 600

1 093 000

+5,1

SEAT

43 300

40 400

+7,2

492 300

435 500

+13.1

Porsche

20 100

20 700

-2,7

234 600

226 800

+3,4

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

46 100

44 300

-+4,1

455 800

455 200

+0,1

MAN

13 400

11 200

+19,4

124 000

102 300

+21,3

Scania

9 100

9 100

+0,4

86 500

81 500

+6,1

Volkswagen Group (total)

940 900

995 000

-5,4

9 917 800

9 741 700

+1,8