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Volkswagen sets delivery record in first quarter of 2018

2018-04-10
  • 1,525,300 vehicles handed over to customers
  • 5.9 percent up on the prior-year figure
  • Upward trend in Europe and Germany as well as North and South America continues
  • 584,700 vehicles delivered in March, a new record

With more than 1.5 million vehicles delivered to customers in the first quarter of 2018, the Volkswagen brand recorded the best firstquarter delivery results in its history. Worldwide deliveries in March 2018 totaled 584,700, another new record and an increase of 4.9 percent compared with the prior-year figure for the same month. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, said: "The Volkswagen brand's first-quarter delivery results are very encouraging. Thank you to our customers and dealers! We achieved growth in many European markets as well as Germany. The upward trend continued in North and South America. In South America, the successful launch of the Polo and Virtus had a significant impact on the encouraging results, in North America the successful launch of the Tiguan Allspace and the Atlas. In Brazil, we recorded our best quarterly results since 2015 and won further market share. 

Deliveries in the regions and markets in March developed as follows: 

  • 190,000 vehicles were handed over to customers in Europe in March, an increase of 3.4 percent compared with the previous year. This trend was mostly driven by the large markets in Western Europe: Italy (+9.9 percent) and France (+8.6 percent) as well as Sweden (+11.9 percent) showed particularly positive development, while Western Europe as a whole was able to secure a 1.9 percent increase on the prior year.
  • Deliveries in the home market of Germany were approximately the same as the prior year. 54,400 vehicles were handed over to customers, 0.8 percent down on the previous year.
  • 25,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in the Central and Eastern Europe region, corresponding to a 14.6 percent increase on the previous year. In Russia, the number of deliveries stood at 8,600 vehicles, an encouraging 24.1 percent higher than the prior year figure.
  • 50,500 vehicles were delivered in North America, corresponding to a 5.2 percent increase compared with the previous year. The Volkswagen brand's SUV offensive helped bring about a 17.8 percent increase in the USA, with deliveries amounting to 32,500 vehicles. Deliveries of the new Tiguan in March totaled 9,700 units. The positive trend in Canada also continued (+31.8 percent).
  • 41,100 vehicles were handed over to customers in South America. This represents an increase of 6.6 percent in the region compared with the previous year. 27,800 vehicles were handed over to customers in Brazil, the largest market in the region, representing an increase of 8.4 percent on the prior-year figure.
  • The brand continued on its growth course in China in March. Volkswagen delivered 269,500 vehicles in its largest individual market - a further rise of 6.0 percent. There was particularly high demand for the Jetta, Lavida and Santana models. The highest absolute growth was attributable to the Teramont.

 

Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in March:

Deliveries to customers by markets March 2017 March 2018 Change in % Jan - Mar 2017 Jan - Mar 2018 Change in %:
Europe 183,700 190,000 +3.4 428,200 454,000 +6.0
Western Europe 161,600 164,600 +1.9 369,600 390,400 +5.6
Germany 54,800 54,400 -0.8% 129,200 138,700 +7.3
Central and Eastern Europe 22,100 25,300 +14.6 58,600 63,600 +8.4
Russia 7,000 8,600 +24.1 17,900 21,300 +19.0
North America 48,000 50,500 +5.2 132,400 134,200 +1.3
USA 27,600 32,500 +17.8 76,300 84,000 +10.0
South America 38,500 41,100 +6.6 99,700 100,800 +1.1
Brazil 25,600 27,800 +8.4 59,200 61,600 +4.0
Asia-Pacific 272,300 286,800 +5.3 739,700 796,400 +7.7
China 254,300 269,500 +6.0 695,600 755,700 +8.6
Worldwide 557,400 584,700 +4.9 1,440,900 1,525,300 +5.9

March 2017

Europe 183,700
Western Europe 161,600
Germany 54,800
Central and Eastern Europe 22,100
Russia 7,000
North America 48,000
USA 27,600
South America 38,500
Brazil 25,600
Asia-Pacific 272,300
China 254,300
Worldwide 557,400

March 2018

Europe 190,000
Western Europe 164,600
Germany 54,400
Central and Eastern Europe 25,300
Russia 8,600
North America 50,500
USA 32,500
South America 41,100
Brazil 27,800
Asia-Pacific 286,800
China 269,500
Worldwide 584,700

Change in %

Europe +3.4
Western Europe +1.9
Germany -0.8%
Central and Eastern Europe +14.6
Russia +24.1
North America +5.2
USA +17.8
South America +6.6
Brazil +8.4
Asia-Pacific +5.3
China +6.0
Worldwide +4.9

Jan - Mar 2017

Europe 428,200
Western Europe 369,600
Germany 129,200
Central and Eastern Europe 58,600
Russia 17,900
North America 132,400
USA 76,300
South America 99,700
Brazil 59,200
Asia-Pacific 739,700
China 695,600
Worldwide 1,440,900

Jan - Mar 2018

Europe 454,000
Western Europe 390,400
Germany 138,700
Central and Eastern Europe 63,600
Russia 21,300
North America 134,200
USA 84,000
South America 100,800
Brazil 61,600
Asia-Pacific 796,400
China 755,700
Worldwide 1,525,300

Change in %:

Europe +6.0
Western Europe +5.6
Germany +7.3
Central and Eastern Europe +8.4
Russia +19.0
North America +1.3
USA +10.0
South America +1.1
Brazil +4.0
Asia-Pacific +7.7
China +8.6
Worldwide +5.9