Volkswagen's new car sales figures hit two million for Janaury to May 2011
Volkswagen has reported passenger car sale deliveries of over two million vehicles for the first time in the period of May. Between January and May 2011, a total of 2.09 million vehicles were delivered to customers, with an increase in deliveries of 16.1 per cent for May 2011 (436,000), compared to 2010 (376,100).
"Our positive trend continued in May and we have posted yet another delivery record," Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, commented in Wolfsburg.
In the Asia/Pacific region from January to May 2011, 792,100 vehicles (666,400 for 2010) were delivered, of which 714,200 units (619,700 in 2010) were delivered to customers in China, the largest single market.
In North America, Volkswagen delivered 194,600 (162,600 in 2010) vehicles to customers in the first five months of the year.
For the Central and Eastern Europe region, delivered rose 40.2 per cent to 71,900 units (51,300 for 2010). In Russia, figures almost doubled, from 17,300 in 2010 to 34,400 this year. In germany, home market for Volkswagen, deliveries reached 248,800, a 3.6 per cent rise over 2010, at 240,000.Published 14 June 2011