The Volkswagen Group is hitting on all available cylinders, and there are many: For the first time in recorded Volkswagen history, VW delivered more than 3 million units in the first five months, 3.37 million, to be exact. Compared to the same period last year, that is an increase of +14.6 percent. These gains are steady and continous. In May, VW sold 708,900 units worldwide, up 17.4 percent compared to May 2010.
Around the world, Volkswagen’s January-May sales were as follows:
Volkswagen January-May 2011 deliveries by region
Europe remains Volkswagen’s largest market, but Asia is catching up quickly. Volkswagen now sells roughly twice as many cars in China as at home in Germany. 921,100 (+18.4 percent) units were delivered in China in the first five months. In Germany, 475,100 (+8.7 percent) Volkswagen were sold January to May 2011.
Volkswagen January-May 2011 deliveries by major brand
Brand-wise, everything appears to be rosy. Even SEAT is selling again. No wonder Volkswagen’s sales chief Christian Klingler is “very pleased” with the”very convincing model range” which is “ benefiting from brisk demand.”