Volkswagen registers an increase of 11.2 percent in passenger car sales from January to October 2012

Thursday 15 November 2012, 13:23 PM by

Volkswagen managed to sell/deliver 4.72 million vehicles in the period between January to October 2012, a growth of 11.2 per cent over the same period last year. The company delivered 501,300 vehicles in October 2012, up by 16.3 per cent, as against 430,900 vehicles in October 2011. Volkswagen managed to attract a good number of buyers all over the world outside Europe.

Christian Klingler, board member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said, “We achieved growth, in some cases quite significant, above all outside Europe in October. The picture in Europe, on the other hand, remains difficult. The markets in Western Europe in particular demand our full attention. Here, the new Golf, Europe’s best-selling car, has got off to an excellent start with over 40,000 advance orders.”

Asia-Pacific region recorded a growth of 17.2 per cent with the total sales/delivery amounting to around 1.89 million vehicles. The auto giant managed to lure a good number of buyers in American continents as well, with the total sales/delivery in North America going up by 25.6 per cent and that in South America going up by 8.9 per cent. The sale/delivery of Volkswagen cars in USA was up by a whopping 35.6 per cent. On the other hand, the company managed to achieve a slight growth of 0.6 per cent in Germany during this 10 month period.