990,900 vehicles delivered in March (+2.5 percent)

990,900 vehicles delivered in March (+2.5 percent)

Donderdag 13 april 2017

  • Just under 2.5 million vehicles handed over in first quarter of 2017 (-0.5 percent)
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: "We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March."

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5 million new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. "We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March. The growth drivers for the Volkswagen Group were Europe and the North and South America regions, which saw a marked increase in new vehicle deliveries", said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, commenting on the figures for March. "We expect to see a positive growth impetus in China in the second quarter", Kappler continued.

 

1.1 million new vehicles were delivered in Europe in the first quarter of 2017 (+4.4 percent). Group deliveries rose 6.0 percent to 474,300 units in March. 410,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in Western Europe in March, of which 131,600 were delivered in the home market of Germany, an increase of 5.8 percent. Deliveries in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe rose 11.9 percent to 64,100 during the same month.

The Company delivered 213,700 vehicles (+6.0 percent) in the North America region in the first quarter. 51,200 new vehicles were delivered in the USA, the region's largest single market, in March – an increase of 2.7 percent. Delivery figures developed very well in the South America region, where 46,800 new vehicles (+17.5 percent) were handed over to customers. The Brazilian market benefited from the positive trend in the region: deliveries in that country rose 12.7 percent to 29,300 units.

The Volkswagen Group handed over 357,200 vehicles to customers in the Asia-Pacific region in March – a decrease of 1.9 percent. In total, the Group delivered 973,700 vehicles (-6.9 percent) in this region in the first quarter. 324,500 new vehicles were handed over to customers in China in March (-1.1 percent). Compared with the record figure in China for the first quarter of 2016, deliveries in the first quarter of 2017 were down 6.7 percent.
 

Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

March
2017

March
2016

Change (%)

Jan.-March
2017

Jan.-March
2016

Change (%)

Europe

474,300

447,600

+6.0

1,097,900

1,052,200

+4.4

Western Europe

410,300

390,300

+5.1

928,300

901,100

+3.0

       Germany

131,600

124,400

+5.8

320,200

319,500

+0.2

Central and Eastern Europe

64,100

57,300

+11.9

169,600

151,000

+12.3

       Russia

14,800

14,300

+3.3

37,700

36,400

+3.8

North America

79,800

78,100

+2.1

213,700

201,500

+6.0

       USA

51,200

49,900

+2.7

135,400

124,000

+9.2

South America

46,800

39,800

+17.5

121,800

110,300

+10.4

       Brazil

29,300

26,000

+12.7

68,300

71,100

-4.0

Asia-Pacific

357,200

364,200

-1.9

973,700

1,045,300

-6.9

       China

324,500

327,900

-1.1

891,500

955,500

-6.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

990,900

967,000

+2.5

2,495,100

2,508,100

-0.5

 

Deliveries to customers
by brands

March
2017

March
2016

Change (%)

Jan.-March
2017

Jan.-March
2016

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

557,400

543,700

+2.5

1,440,900

1,459,500

-1.3

Audi

173,500

186,100

-6.8

422,600

455,900

-7.3

ŠKODA

108,500

106,300

+2.1

283,500

276,600

+2.5

SEAT

53,200

46,500

+14.4

117,300

102,900

+14.0

Porsche

23,600

20,900

+12.7

59,700

56,000

+6.6

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

53,600

46,000

+16.5

121,800

112,800

+8.0

MAN

10,700

9,200

+16.6

25,200

23,400

+7.5

Scania

8,800

7,200

+22.1

20,700

18,400

+12.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group (total)

990,900

967,000

+2.5

2,495,100

2,508,100

-0.5