Made perfect – the journey of the Macan (Image: Porsche)
Wolfsburg, 26. August 2014 - The Volkswagen Group delivered 5.78 (January-July 2013: 5.45; +6.0 percent)* million vehicles from January to July. The company handed over 808,500 (July 2013: 757,500; +6.7 percent)* vehicles to customers in the month of July. "The Volkswagen Group and its brands have made a pleasing start to the second half of the year", Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: "Nevertheless, uncertainty continues to overshadow economic conditions in the global automotive sector."
Group brands delivered a total of 2.32 (2.16; +7.2 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market in the first seven months of the year, of which 1.21 (1.12; +8.4 percent) million were delivered in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 724,300 (678,900; +6.7 percent) customers in the home market of Germany chose a new car from the Volkswagen Group, while the company delivered 383,300 (365,500; +4.9 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 157,400 (175,000; -10.1 percent) models were handed over to customers in Russia.