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04/27/18
Wolfsburg
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A successful start to the year: Volkswagen brand continues upward trend

A successful start to the year: Volkswagen brand continues upward trend
  • Deliveries, sales revenue and result once again improved in first quarter of 2018
  • Brand grows throughout the world; growth in Germany, too
  • Pace of model and innovation offensive stepped up
  • Forecast for 2018 as a whole confirmed
  • Group and brand CEO Diess: “We are making good progress, in line with our plans, on our way to making Volkswagen fit for the future of mobility.”

The Volkswagen brand continues to grow. In the first quarter of 2018, there were once again increases in deliveries, sales revenue and the result. With more than 1.5 million vehicles delivered (+5.9 percent), the brand recorded the best first quarter in its history. Sales revenue grew by 5.9 percent to €20.1 billion. Compared with the strong first quarter of the previous year, the operating result improved by 1.2 percent to €879 million. Despite considerable expenditure for the ongoing model offensive, Volkswagen recorded a return on sales of 4.4 percent (previous year: 4.6 percent).

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