10/25/2019

Volkswagen Group delivers more vehicles in September

  • Worldwide deliveries in September rise by 9.2 percent to 904,200 vehicles
  • Market shares worldwide and in China significantly increased in shrinking overall markets
  • As expected, marked rises in Europe (+31.0 percent) and Germany (+58.1 percent) followinglow deliveries in September 2018 as a result of WLTP
  • In total, 8 million vehicles delivered from January to September (-1.5 percent)

Wolfsburg, October 18, 2019 – In September, the Volkswagen Group delivered 904,200
vehicles to customers throughout the world, corresponding to a significant rise of 9.2 percent compared with September 2018. In a shrinking overall global market, the Group continued to significantly expand its market shares. As expected, this development was driven by Europe (+31.0 percent) and Germany (+58.1 percent). Here, deliveries had been at an unusually low level in September 2018 as a result of restricted vehicle availability fol-lowing the changeover to the new WLTP type approval procedure. In the regions of North America and Asia-Pacific, the Volkswagen Group succeeded in slightly expanding its mar-ket shares in shrinking overall markets. In South America, the Group markedly boosted deliveries in contrast to the decreasing overall market and therefore significantly expand-ed its market share. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “In the cur-rent economic and geopolitical environment, which is tense, our strong brands are once again proving to be especially valuable. They offer our customers security for their pur-chasing decisions and therefore lay the foundation for the continual expansion of our global market share.”


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In detail, deliveries in the regions in September developed as follows:

in Europe, 336,300 vehicles were delivered, corresponding to a rise of 31.0 percent compared with September 2018, when deliveries were at a low level as a result of the WLTP changeover. The same effect can be observed in Western Europe, where deliveries rose by 36.6 percent to 272,600 vehicles. On this basis, the Volkswagen Group significantly expanded its market share both in Western Europe and in Europe as a whole compared with last year. In the domestic market of Germany, there was also a significant rise compared with last year. Here, 92,800 group vehicles were handed over to customers (+58.1 percent). In Central and Eastern Europe, deliveries rose to 63,700 vehicles (+11.5 percent). In Russia, the Group brands handed 20,400 vehicles over to cus-tomers, 3.7 percent fewer than in September 2018.

In North America, overall markets shrank. The Group brands were also affected by this trend, but they succeeded in slightly expanding their market share. Deliveries fell by 9.9 percent to 73,700 vehicles. In the USA, 48,900 vehicles were handed over to customers, a fall of 11.5 percent. In Canada, deliveries amounted to 10,500 vehicles, a drop of 2.6 percent. In Mexico, 14,300 cus-tomers of a Group brand took delivery of a vehicle (-9.3 percent).

In South America, the Group succeeded in boosting deliveries markedly in contrast to the shrink-ing overall market and therefore significantly expanded its market share. Deliveries rose by 9.1 percent compared with September 2018 to 53,500 vehicles. While deliveries in Argentina fell by 20.1 percent to 6,100 vehicles in an overall economic environment that was challenging, there was a rise of 14.8 percent to 41,000 vehicles in Brazil.

The Asia-Pacific region recorded a slight fall of 0.8 percent to 412,400 vehicles delivered. In China, the Group’s largest single market, deliveries, at 384,100 vehicles, slightly exceeded the prior-year level (+0.2 percent). In a shrinking overall market, the Group therefore significantly boosted its market share.

Deliveries to customers by markets

Sep. 2019

Sep. 2018

Change (%)

Jan.-Sep. 2019

Jan.-Sep. 2018

Change (%)

Europe

336 300

256 700

+31,0

3 445 000

3 412 400

+1,0

Western Europe

272 600

199 600

+36,6

2 853 900

2 819 000

+1,2

Germany

92 800

58 700

+58,1

1 034 400

1 007 300

+2,7

Central and Eastern Europe

63 700

57 100

+11,5

591 100

593 400

–0,4

Russia

20 400

21 100

–3,7

164 800

161 100

+2,3

North America

73 700

81 800

–9,9

702 900

713 300

–1,5

USA

48 900

55 300

–11,5

485 000

478 600

+1,3

South America

53 500

49 100

+9,1

447 000

436 400

+2,4

Brazil

41 000

35 700

+14,8

341 100

284 600

+19,9

Asia-Pacific

412 400

416 000

–0,8

3 167 500

3 296 600

–3,9

China (incl. HK)

384 100

383 500

+0,2

2 955 200

3 039 800

–2,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

904 200

827 700

+9,2

8 005 300

8 130 600

–1,5

Deliveries to customers by brands

Sep. 2019

Sep. 2018

Change (%)

Jan.-Sep. 2019

Jan.-Sep. 2018

Change (%)

Volkswagen — Passenger Cars

533 600

485 000

+10,0

4 514 600

4 622 800

–2,3

Audi

145 400

139 200

+4,5

1 357 100

1 407 700

–3,6

ŠKODA

102 000

94 800

+7,5

913 700

939 100

–2,7

SEAT

43 300

31 600

+36,9

454 900

415 600

+9,5

Porsche

24 300

20 200

+20,4

202 300

196 600

+2,9

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

33 200

35 400

–6,1

369 800

371 800

–0,5

MAN

11 600

11 800

–1,9

104 400

97 700

+6,8

Scania

9 000

8 400

+6,0

74 700

68 600

+8,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group (total)

904 200

827 700

+9,2

8 005 300

8 130 600

–1,5