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Volkswagen deliveries are down in October

Volkswagen deliveries are down in October
  • 516,900 vehicles delivered throughout the world, 6.2 percent below October 2017
  • Overall market and deliveries in China continue to be affected by trade dispute with the USA 
  • As expected, effects of WLTP changeover in Europe become less pronounced 
  • Positive impetus from Brazil (+61.8 percent) and Russia (+23.9 percent) 
  • New record for January to October, with 5.14 million vehicles delivered

At 516,900 vehicles, worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in October were 6.2 percent below the figure for October 2017. This development was mainly due to the continuing reluctance of purchasers in China as a result of the trade dispute with the USA. In Europe, as expected, deliveries continued to be affected by the WLTP changeover, although the impact was significantly less marked than in September. Strong positive impetus came from Brazil (+61.8 percent) and Russia (+23.9 percent). In the year to date, Volkswagen has handed over a total of 5.14 million vehicles to customers, a record figure for January to October. Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: “We are making good progress with the WLTP changeover of our model range and deliveries in Europe were affected much less severely in October than in September. We expect this recovery to continue in November and December. All in all, we face a challenging market environment throughout the world. It is therefore all the more gratifying to note that our deliveries from January to October were almost two percent higher than the record figure reported by the brand for the corresponding period in 2017.“

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