The Volkswagen Group delivered 2.27 million vehicles from January to March. The company handed over 864,400 vehicles to customers in the month of March.

Group brands delivered 881,600 (936,900; -5.9 percent) vehicles on the overall European market in the first quarter as demand for vehicles took a general downturn; of this figure, 477,400 (507,100; -5.9 percent) units were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). In the home market of Germany, 262,100 (282,400; -7.2 percent) customers took possession of a new car, while Europe’s largest automaker delivered 142,100 (147,400; -3.6 percent) vehicles in the Central and Eastern Europe region. The delivery trend in Russia remained slightly positive, with 67,300 (66,000; +2.0 percent) units handed over to customers.

Developments on the American continent were mixed. Deliveries in the North America region from January to March grew 14.9 percent to 205,700 (179,100), of which 142,800 (124,400; +14.7 percent) vehicles were delivered in the United States.

Group figures for the Asia-Pacific region remained encouraging. 860,700 (726,100; +18.5 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers there in the first quarter, of which 769,200 (633,900; +21.3 percent) units were delivered in China, the Group’s largest single market. 

Source: Volkswagen