In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 2.6% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.

"February shows the different development of markets in the various regions. We are experiencing a tailwind in Central and Eastern Europe as well as North America and were able to increase deliveries by the Group, in some cases significantly, in these regions. On the other hand, deliveries in Germany and the Asia-Pacific region remained below the previous year's level," said Fred Kappler, head of Group Sales of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, summarising the figures for February.

"However, we expect that we can once again look forward to healthy growth in China this year. Together with our group brands, we are working on qualitative growth," Kappler added.

In Europe, the group handed 620,100 vehicles over to its customers in the first two months of the year (+2.6%) including 307,200 in February. In Central and Eastern Europe, Group deliveries in February grew by 11.6% to 55,500 vehicles. In Russia, the Group delivered 13,100 vehicles, an increase of 6.3%. In February, 251,700 vehicles were handed over to customers in Western Europe, including 97,400 units in the home market of Germany.

In North America, the Group delivered 67,300 vehicles in February, achieving growth of 8.0%. Of this figure, 42,800 deliveries were recorded in the US – a rise of 13.3%. In South America, the Group delivered 35,400 vehicles (+4.1%).

Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region in February reached 248,400 vehicles. In total, 616,500 new vehicles were handed over to customers in the region in the first two months of the year. This figure included 223,000 new vehicles delivered to customers in China in February, corresponding to a slight fall of 1.9%.


Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:
Deliveries to customers by markets
Europe: February 2017 - 307,200 units; February 2016 - 312,000 units; change - (-)1.5%; YTD 2017 - 620,100 units; YTD 2016 - 604,600 units; change - 2.6%
Western Europe: February 2017 - 251,700 units; February 2016 - 262,200 units; change - (-)4%; YTD 2017 - 514,600 units; YTD 2016 - 510,800 units; change - 0.7%
Germany: February 2017 - 97,400 units; February 2016 - 105,400 units; change - (-)7.6%; YTD 2017 - 188,600 units; YTD 2016 - 195,100 units; change - (-)3.3%
Central and Eastern Europe: February 2017 - 55,500 units; February 2016 - 49,700 units; change - 11.6%; YTD 2017 - 105,500 units; YTD 2016 - 93,800 units; change - 12.5%
Russia: February 2017 - 13,100 units; February 2016 - 12,400 units; change - 6.3%; YTD 2017 - 23,000 units; YTD 2016 - 22,100 units; change - 4.1%
North America: February 2017 - 67,300 units; February 2016 - 62,300 units; change - 8%; YTD 2017 - 133,900 units; YTD 2016 - 123,400 units; change - 8.5%
US: February 2017 - 42,800 units; February 2016 - 37,700 units; change - 13.3%; YTD 2017 - 84,300 units; YTD 2016 - 74,200 units; change - 13.6%
South America: February 2017 - 35,400 units; February 2016 - 34,000 units; change - 4.1%; YTD 2017 - 75,000 units; YTD 2016 - 70,500 units; change - 6.4%
Brazil: February 2017 - 19,700 units; February 2016 - 21,700 units; change - (-)8.9%; YTD 2017 - 39,000 units; YTD 2016 - 45,200 units; change - (-)13.7%
Asia-Pacific: February 2017 - 248,400 units; February 2016 - 254,000 units; change - (-)2.2%; YTD 2017 - 616,500 units; YTD 2016 - 681,300 units; change - (-)9.5%
China: February 2017 - 223,000 units; February 2016 - 227,400 units; change - (-)1.9%; YTD 2017 - 567,000 units; YTD 2016 - 627,500 units; change - (-)9.6%

Worldwide: February 2017 - 686,900 units; February 2016 - 693,200 units; change - (-)0.9%; YTD 2017 - 1,500,700 units; YTD 2016 - 1,541,000 units; change - (-)2.6%

Deliveries to customers by brands
Volkswagen Passenger Cars: February 2017 - 384,100 units; February 2016 - 394,400 units; change - (-)2,6%; YTD 2017 - 880,000 units; YTD 2016 - 915,900 units; change - (-)3.9%
Audi: February 2017 - 125,100 units; February 2016 - 126,500 units; change - (-)1.1%; YTD 2017 - 249,100 units; YTD 2016 - 269,800 units; change - (-)7.7%
Skoda: February 2017 - 81,200 units; February 2016 - 78,800 units; change - 3.1%; YTD 2017 - 174,900 units; YTD 2016 - 170,300 units; change - 2.7%
SEAT: February 2017 - 31,800 units; February 2016 - 28,700 units; change - 10.8%; YTD 2017 - 64,000 units; YTD 2016 - 56,400 units; change - 13.6%
Porsche: February 2017 - 16,100 units; February 2016 - 15,100 units; change - 6.4%; YTD 2017 - 36,100 units; YTD 2016 - 35,100 units; change - 3%
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: February 2017 - 33,300 units; February 2016 - 35,600 units; change - (-)6.4%; YTD 2017 - 68,300 units; YTD 2016 - 66,800 units; change - 2.2%
MAN: February 2017 - 8,100 units; February 2016 - 7,500 units; change - 7.8%; YTD 2017 - 14,500 units; YTD 2016 - 14,300 units; change - 1.7%
Scania: February 2017 - 6,300 units; February 2016 - 5,900 units; change - 7.6%; YTD 2017 - 11,800 units; YTD 2016 - 11,200 units; change - 5.5%

Volkswagen Group (total): February 2017 - 686,900 units; February 2016 - 693,200 units; change - (-)0.9%; YTD 2017 - 1,500,700 units; YTD 2016 - 1,541,000 units; change - (-)2.6%