In January 2018, the Volkswagen brand handed 533,500 vehicles over to customers
throughout the world. Deliveries were therefore 7.1 percent above the figure for
the corresponding month of the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand
Board Member for sales, commented: "Volkswagen Passenger Cars has started the new
year with considerable momentum. I am pleased that we have recorded significant
growth of 12.3% in sales in Germany and were able to continue the positive
development from the last quarter. I am also impressed by our good start in our
second home market of China."
Deliveries in the regions and markets in January developed as follows:
- In Europe, 135,300 new vehicles were handed over to customers in January, 4.9
percent more than the previous year. Especially Switzerland contributed to this
result by 43.3 percent above the figure for the corresponding month of the previous
- At 43,300, vehicles delivered in Germany were 12.3% up on the previous year.
Factors contributing to this development included the environmental incentive.
Since the program was launched, more than 100,000 vehicles have been sold with the
environmental incentive. In Western Europe too, 5.7 percent more vehicles were
delivered than in the corresponding month of the previous year.
- In the Central and Eastern Europe region, 17,500 vehicles were handed over to
customers, 0.7 percent fewer than in January 2017. Russia reported significant
growth of 22.0 percent, with 5,600 vehicles handed over.
- In North America, 41,700 vehicles were delivered, corresponding to growth of
0.8 percent over the previous year. In the USA, Volkswagen increased deliveries by
5.2 percent to 24,700 vehicles. Since the brand added family-friendly SUV's to its
range, their share in vehicles delivered has risen to 52 percent.
- In South America, 37,700 vehicles were handed over to customers, corresponding
to growth of 16.1 percent. This positive development was mainly driven by Brazil,
with a rise of 43.2 percent to 23,900 vehicles delivered.
- The Volkswagen brand continued its growth in China in January 2018. In its
largest single market, the brand delivered 296,900 vehicles, corresponding to a
rise of 9.7 percent. The continuing SUV trend was reflected especially by the
sustained popularity of the Tiguan family. In January, 31,100 of these vehicles
were delivered to customers, together with 11,900 Teramont models.
Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in January: