The Volkswagen Group as a saw their sales increase a great deal last year. Altogether sales managed to increase by 6.5 per cent in September. Worldwide a staggering 801,000 sales were made in that month alone.
January to September figures also make for excellent reading. In total there was a 9.7 per cent increase for this period, helping the company to reach 6.71 million. That figure read at 6.11 million the year before.
From January to September, North American Volkswagen deliveries increased by 25.4 per cent. In 2011 just 485,000 were delivered in the same period. South American markets saw the number of cars being delivered increased to 2.8 million in the first three quarters. Last year that figure was 2.77 million. For September, 752,000 units were sold in the South American market which represents a 7.4 per cent increase as 701,000 units were sold in 2011.
Volkswagen managed to sell 2.27 million from January to September this year throughout the Asia Pacific region. The vast majority 2 million made it to the Chinese market.
There were worries in the Volkswagen camp too up to this point, despite the increase in sales. The 6.5 increase marked the smallest gain in a number of months. The news has come as a bit of a surprise to many expert analysts. Volkswagen were said to be caught up in the European car crisis, which had already claimed the victims of General Motors, Ford, Fiat and many more. Sale increases occurred in Central and Eastern Europe. The Asia Pacific area region also recorded increases. Although the sales increase was indeed small compared to the company’s usual standards, Volkswagen are no where reaching the danger of the European economic woe. Christian Klingler, the Volkswagen Sales Chief said “The present uncertain situation in the euro zone and current overall market conditions require close monitoring and will be receiving our full attention in the fourth quarter,”
He did mention the positives too “Our worldwide deliveries grew further in September with a particularly strong performance in Central and Eastern Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region,”
The Volkswagen Group consists of Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Skoda, Bugatti, SEAT and the Volkswagen brand itself.