VW-2015Wolfsburg, January, 2016 – The Volkswagen Group handed over 9.93 million vehicles to customers worldwide in 2015. “Delivering almost ten million vehicles is an excellent result, particularly in view of the continued challenging market situation in some regions as well as the diesel issue in the final quarter of last year”, Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, commented in Wolfsburg on Friday, and went on to say: “While developments on markets in Brazil and Russia had a noticeable impact on deliveries by our brands, we made advances in Europe. We also recorded further growth in the North America region and in the USA.” According to Müller, 2016 will be no less challenging: “On the one hand, as a global company we must handle the situation on world markets where trends remain mixed. And on the other, it is our wish and intention to systematically make the Group fit for a successful future.” He said that not only involved overcoming the crisis, but above all related to the fundamental realignment of the Group. Müller added: “We are currently preparing our ‘Strategy 2025’, which for me is the most important step towards a modern Volkswagen.”

3.43 million customers in Western Europe took possession of a new vehicle from the Volkswagen Group in 2015, representing a rise of 4.8 per cent. The delivery situation in Germany remained positive at the end of the year (+4.0 per cent). The Volkswagen Group also reported increases on other markets in Western Europe. Growth was particularly strong in Spain (+16.1 per cent) and Italy (+8.8 per cent). The tense situation in Russia (-36.8 per cent) continued to impact deliveries in Central and Eastern Europe. As a result of these developments, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than four million units in one year for the first time in the overall European region.

The company also recorded growth in North America in 2015, handing over 931,800 vehicles there. At 607,100 units – an increase of 1.2 per cent – the United States accounted for the lion’s share of these deliveries. Group deliveries in the tense South America region, however, continued to fall (-29.8 per cent). This trend is chiefly attributable to deliveries in Brazil, which totalled 389,900 units.

The Group delivered 3.93 million vehicles in the twelve-month period in the Asia-Pacific region, of which 3.55 million units were handed over to customers in China, the Group’s largest single market.

Deliveries to customers by markets

December
2015

December
2014

Change.
(%)

Jan.-Dec.
2015

Jan.-Dec.
2014

Change.
(%)

 

Europe

311,200

312,600

-0.5

4,045,400

3,945,200

+2.5

Western Europe

257,500

256,200

+0.5

3,430,200

3,274,300

+4.8

Germany

95,200

93,200

+2.1

1,289,100

1,239,300

+4.0

Central and EasternEurope

53,700

56,400

-4.7

615,100

670,900

-8.3

Russia

16,300

26,100

-37.5

174,300

275,800

-36.8

North America

85,100

83,200

+2.3

931,800

892,800

+4.4

USA

56,000

57,100

-2.0

607,100

599,700

+1.2

South America

34,500

67,800

-49.2

558,300

794,800

-29.8

Brazil

25,100

55,500

-54.8

389,900

629,800

-38.1

Asia-Pacific

360,900

372,900

-3.2

3,934,900

4,057,700

-3.0

China

329,200

336,200

-2.1

3,548,600

3,675,300

-3.4

 

Worldwide

834,800

881,000

-5.2

9,930,600

10.137.400

-2.0

 

Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers by brands

December
2015

December
2014

Change.
(%)

Jan.-Dec.
2015

Jan.-Dec.
2014

Change.
(%)

 

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

487,700

529,500

-7.9

5,823,400

6,118,700

-4.8

Audi

158,400

150,000

+5.6

1,803,200

1,741,100

+3.6

ŠKODA

86,600

81,900

+5.7

1,055,500

1,037,200

+1.8

SEAT

28,300

31,200

-9.2

400,000

390,500

+2.4

Porsche

15,200

20,600

-26.2

225,100

189,800

+18.6

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

40,500

45,200

-10.5

430,800

446,600

-3.5

MAN

9,800

12,400

-21.4

102,500

120,100

-14.7

Scania (expectedfigures)

6,500

8,500

-23.4

76,600

79,800

-4.0

 

Volkswagen Group(total)

 

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