The Volkswagen group namesake brand boosted November sales 3.4% to 522,100 (November 2012: 504,800) units. Year to date sales rose the same percentage to 5.4m thanks to the latest Golf which passes 500,000 units this month.

Christian Klingler, sales and marketing chief, said: “We expect to see further momentum from key countries such as China and the USA, where the Golf will be launched shortly. The new Golf estate has just gone on sale, and the Sportsvan (Golf Plus replacement) along with the [EV] and the plug-in hybrid will follow next year.”

Asia-Pacific sales rose 15.8% from January to November but deliveries in India declined 14.7% to to 54,300 and, in a flat North America, 563,000 vehicles, US sales fell 5.2% to 373,700. South America sales fell 13.8% to 660,600.

Europe sales fell 4.8% to 1.51m.

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VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS DELIVERS 5.40 MILLION VEHICLES IN PERIOD TO NOVEMBER / +3.4 PER CENT

Wolfsburg, December 10, 2013: The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand recorded a good delivery performance in November with volumes up 3.4 percent to 522,100 (November 2012: 504,800) units. 5.40 (January-November 2012: 5.22) million vehicles were handed over to customers from January to November, an increase of 3.4 percent. “Our brand’s most important model, the Golf, has once again been a strong driver. The latest generation has got off to an excellent start and we will be delivering the 500,000th model this December, just one year after the market launch,” Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said, and added: “We expect to see further momentum from key countries such as China and the USA, where the Golf will be launched shortly. And we are constantly adding to the Golf family: The new Golf Estate has just gone on sale, and the Golf Sportsvan along with the e-Golf and the Golf Plug-in Hybrid will follow next year.”

 In the Asia-Pacific region, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand grew deliveries by 15.8 percent from January to November, handing over 2.46 (2.12) million vehicles to customers, of which 2.26 (1.92; +17.5 percent) million units were delivered in China (including Hong Kong), the region’s largest single market. In contrast, deliveries in India declined to 54,300 (63,600; -14.7 percent) units.

In North America, the delivery level was unchanged, with the brand handing over 563,000 vehicles, of which 373,700 (394,100; -5.2 percent) new models were handed over to customers in the United States. In the South America region, deliveries from January to November declined by 13.8 percent to 660,600 (766,300) units, of which 500,300 (601,100; -16.8 percent) were handed over in Brazil.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.51 (1.58; -4.8 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market in the period to November, of which 746,800 (782,700; -4.6 percent) units were handed over in the Western Europe region (excluding Germany). At 516,900 (552,200) units, deliveries to customers in the home market of Germany from January to November were down 6.4 percent. Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 242,300 (246,500; -1.7 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern Europe in the period to November, of which 142,700 (151,400; -5.7 percent) units were delivered in Russia.

Original source: VW