Volkswagen Reports A Sales Increase For The First Half of 2011

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For the Central and Eastern Europe region, deliveries rose by 42.2 per cent from 64,900 to 92,300 units during the first half of the year.

Volkswagen has reported that during the first six months of 2011, more than 2.5 million vehicles have been delivered to customers. In total, 2.53 million vehicles were delivered to customers, a rise of 11.8 per cent when compared to the same period of January to June for 2010.

For June itself, Volkswagen has also reported a 9.8 per cent increase from 399,200 in June 2010 to 438,500 in June 2011.

Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand said: "The positive trend for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in the first half of the year is very encouraging. It would be a major success if we could keep up this momentum during the second six months."

For the Central and Eastern Europe region, deliveries rose by 42.2 per cent from 64,900 to 92,300 units during the first half of the year. In Russia, deliveries more than doubled, at 103 per cent from 22,400 to 45,500 vehicles. In the home market of Germany, Volkswagen delivered 4.9 per cent more vehicles, with 301,700 delivered, up from 287,400.

950,100 Volkswagen vehicles were delivered in the Asia-Pacific region between January and June 2011, compared to 816,400 in the same period for 2010. In North America, 237,700 vehicles were handed over to customers, up from 195,200 in 2010.

Published 12 July 2011 Staff

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