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.

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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