Volkswagen Group delivers 10m vehicles


THE Volkswagen Group said that it achieved the first goal of its Strategy 2018 by last year.
In a statement made available to Daily Champion the Group said, “In 2014, it delivered over ten million vehicles in total to customers, ranging from the e-up city car to heavy commercial vehicles. That is an impressive confirmation of the fact that we are vigorously implementing our Strategy 2018 despite challenging market conditions.
“We are also making good progress with our other main goals – return on sales, customer satisfaction and top employer”.
The Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, said in Detroit on Sunday. In total, 10.14 (prior year: 9.73; +4.2 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to December 2014.
According to the statement Developments in the month of December were also positive, with deliveries running at 881,000 (December 2013: 857600; +2.7 percent) units.
Commenting the Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler said, “Our Group has doubled vehicle deliveries in the last ten years. That is an outstanding performance and an impressive result, and all Group brands have played their part in achieving this despite at times very difficult market conditions.”
Including the figures for heavy commercial vehicles, Group brands delivered a total of 3.95 (3.75; +5.1 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market in 2014. 2.03 (1.90; +7.2 percent) million customers took possession of a new vehicle in Western Europe (excluding Germany).
Also 1.24 (1.19; +4.5 percent) million units were delivered in the home market of Germany. The Group handed over 670,900 (668,300; +0.4 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern Europe in the period to December, of which 275,800 (316,000; -12.7 percent) were delivered in Russia.
The company delivered 891,900 (890,600; +0.2 percent) vehicles in the North America region from January to December, of which 599,700 (611,800; -2.0 percent) were handed over to customers in the United States. The Volkswagen Group delivered 795,700 (992,300; -19.8 percent) vehicles in the South America region during the same period, of which 629,800 (755,200; -16.6 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.
The Group continued to record encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where annual deliveries topped the four-million mark for the first time. The Group handed over 4.06 (3.65; +11.3 percent) million vehicles there from January to December, of which 3.68 (3.27; +12.4 percent) million were delivered to customers in China (incl. Hong Kong), the Group’s largest single market.


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