During the first three quarters of 2011, Volkswagen has delivered 3.81 million vehicles to customers, a 12.3 per cent increase over 2010's figure of 3.39 million vehicles. For September 2011, 472,100 deliveries to customers were reported, a 13.7 per cent increase over 2010.
"The positive development in deliveries by the Volkswagen Brand over the first nine months has been very gratifying," Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, commented.
Between January and September 201, Volkswagen recorded growth in almost all markets. In the Asia/Pacific region, 1.44 million vehicles were sold (13.9 per cent increase), including 1.29 million units delivered in China. In North America, 362,000 vehicles were delivered to customers, a 22.2 per cent increase. Key contributors in the region were the Volkswagen Jetta and all new 2012 Passat. In South America, deliveries totalled 579,000, a 6.1 per cent rise.
In Europe, 1.30 million vehicles were delivered to customers, a 9.9 per cent increase over 2010's 1.18 million. In central and Eastern Europe, deliveries rose 46.0 per cent, totalling 151,300 vehicles. In Western Europe, excluding Germany, sales grew 4.2 per cent to 695,900 vehicles. In Germany, Volkswagen's home market, 449,600 passenger vehicles were delivered, a 10.1 per cent increase over 2010's figure of 408,300.
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