During the first three months of 2011, Volkswagen has reported an increase in Volkswagen passenger car deliveries, with 1.23 million cars for the first time in one quarter. During March 2011, Volkswagen has also seen a record number of deliveries for the month of March, with more than 468,000 vehicles being handed over to customers, which is up on March 2010's 446,000 deliveries.
"Deliveries by the Volkswagen brand have developed extremely well. Gains were particularly strong on emerging markets," Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, commented in Wolfsburg.
A growth in the Asia/Pacific region has been recorded by Volkswagen, with the single market of China (including Hong kong) seeing 429,500 vehicles were delivered to customers there in the period of January - March 2011. In India, first quarter results increased more than ten fold, from 1,700 in 2010 to 18,200 units this year.
In the same period, the Central and Eastern Europe region saw 37,200 vehicles handed over to customers, up on 27,300 in 2010. Volkswagen delivered 16,800 units in Russia, up from 8,500 in 2010. In Europe Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 420,400 units to customers, which is up on 2010's 408,500 units. The North America region reported 92,000 in 2010 compared to this year's 92,000 vehicles.
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