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April 12, 2017

Volkswagen brand deliveries rise in March

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 557,400 vehicles worldwide in March, an increase of 2.5% compared with March of the previous year.

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 557,400 vehicles worldwide in March, an increase of 2.5% compared with March of the previous year.

Significant growth in central and eastern Europe was achieved (+17.3%), VW said. The recovery in South America continued (+19.1%). The brand recorded an upward trend in China, its core market (+3.6%). The new Tiguan L enjoyed a successful launch there.

The main trends in March were:

  • In Europe, deliveries rose by 1.1% compared with the previous year to 183,700 vehicles. Positive impetus in western Europe came above all from the markets in Italy (+17.5%) and Sweden (+6.2%).
  • In the home market of Germany, 54,800 vehicles were handed over to customers, an increase of 2.7%.
  • The central and eastern Europe region again put up a strong performance, with deliveries in the region increasing by 17.3%. This trend was driven by developments on the markets in Russia (+15.7%), Poland (+14.7%) and the Czech Republic (+20.0%).
  • Deliveries in the USA ran at 27,600 vehicles, 2.7% higher than the previous year. The Golf family was particularly successful with deliveries reaching a new monthly record.
  • The positive trend of the past months continued in the South America region. 38,500 vehicles were handed over to customers, a significant increase of 19.1%. The two main markets of Brazil (+16.2%) and Argentina (+19.3%) accounted for this development.
  • The Volkswagen brand recorded an upward trend in China, its largest market, in March. 254,300 vehicles were handed over to customers, an increase of 3.6%. This was largely attributable to the new, locally-produced Tiguan L, with deliveries of this model running at 14,700 units in its first full month. In total, deliveries of the Tiguan family increased by 74.2%.
  • In India, the new Ameo developed especially for this market and launched in 2016 continued to boost sales, leading to a significant increase of 39.1% compared with the previous year.

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