The Volkswagen Group has delivered 5.90 million vehicles in the first seven months of the year, which represents a 1.3% increase compared to last year’s corresponding period.
According to the car maker, 787,300 of the total number of vehicles sold this year were delivered in July.
“Deliveries by the Volkswagen Group in July almost matched the prior-year level and continued the positive trend for the first six months. The Group’s broad brand portfolio is proving to be a great strength,” said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales.
The company delivered 2.52 million vehicles to customers in Europe from January to July, an increase of 2.6% compared with the previous year.
The total number of Group brand deliveries in Europe in the month of July was 323,800, down 4.7% to last year’s result.
Customers in Western Europe purchased 2.14 million vehicles in the first seven months of the year (+2.0%), while 377,900 (+6.6%) units were delivered in Central and Eastern Europe, with Poland and the Czech Republic reporting significant growth.
81,500 vehicles were delivered to customers in the North America region in July, slightly down (-0.3%) on the previous year.
“While there was strong growth momentum in Mexico, the downturn on the US market continued in July (-5.1%),” the company said in a press release.
“The macroeconomic situation in the South America region, particularly in Brazil, remained tense. 37,400 vehicles were delivered in the region in July – a decrease of 23.5%.”
A total of 2.35 million vehicles were delivered in the Asia-Pacific region from January to July – an increase of 5.9% on the prior-year figure.
Volkswagen said the solid growth in the Asia-Pacific region continued in July, with deliveries for that month increased by 11.6% compared with the previous year to 311,400 units.
The Chinese market accounted for the vast majority of deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region in July (285,900), which represents a 16% increase compared with last year’s result.