Volkswagen Group’s global deliveries rose 10.3 percent to 734,600 vehicles in July, and by 9.1 percent for the first seven months of the year. January through July, Volkswagen delivered 5.19 million units.
|Volkswagen global group deliveries July 2012|
|7M’12||7M’11||YoY||July ’12||July ’11||YoY|
|WEUR ex D||1,150,000||1,220,000||-5.9%||140,000||150,000||-6.7%|
|Black: VW data. Blue: TTAC calculated|
Said sales chief Christian Klingler:
“Overall, we made a good start to the second half of the year and continued on our growth trajectory in almost all regions, particularly Asia, North America and Russia. However, the situation in Western Europe remains noticeably tense, although our brands outperformed the overall market there despite the difficult conditions.”
January through June, Volkswagen ranked third in global deliveries. GM was second, Toyota was first. Should Volkswagen and GM remain on their respective trajectories, the Volkswagen could come close to overtaking GM, but it is unlikely that the current ranking will change.
Toyota is expected to publish global sales and production data this coming week. GM reports on a quarterly basis.