By on October 9, 2012

Volkswagen hasn’t published its group sales for September yet (it is expected to do so later in the week), but Reuters already saw a PowerPoint slide with 6.802 million vehicles on it, sold between January and September. This would mean an increase of 10.6 percent in the first nine months.  Volkswagen published Audi sales yesterday, and Volkswagen Passenger Vehicle sales (see below) today. Looking at these numbers, the 6.8 million are quite possible.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Global Sales September
Sep’12 Sep’11 YoY YTD’12 YTD’11 YoY
Total 492,500 472,100 4.30% 4,210,000 3,810,000 10.6%
Europe 150,000 170,000 -11.8% 1,300,000 1,300,000 0.2%
Ger 45,800 54,900 -16.6% 447,000 449,600 -0.6%
WEU ex D 78,800 89,700 -12.2% 653,300 696,100 -6.2%
EEUR 21,900 21,100 3.8% 199,800 151,300 32.1%
Asia-Pacific 220,000 180,000 22.2% 1,680,000 1,440,000 16.4%
China 200,000 160,000 25.0% 1,520,000 1,290,000 17.2%
North America 52,500 41,300 27.1% 456,500 362,000 26.1%
USA 36,300 27,100 33.9% 323,100 235,500 37.2%
South America 58,900 67,700 -13.0% 626,200 579,400 8.1%
Black: Company data. Blue: Calculated from archival data

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 4.21 million units (January-September 2011: 3.81; +10.6 percent) in the first three quarters. Volkswagen does not publish monthly data, but they are easy to extrapolate. In September, the band sold 492,500 units worldwide. An 11.8 percent loss in Europe was made up easily with a 25 percent gain in China, where Volkswagen sold 40,000 cars more in September than in the same month last year. Volkswagen now sells more cars in China than in all of Europe.

Again, these numbers are for Volkswagen Passenger Cars only. Data for the Volkswagen Group are expected within a few days. Rival Toyota will publish its September data by the end of the month. This is also when GM will publish its global sales for the third quarter and the year.

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