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10/09/18
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Volkswagen deliveries in September affected by WLTP changeover, as expected

Volkswagen deliveries in September affected by  WLTP changeover, as expected
  • 485,000 vehicles delivered throughout the world in September – 18.3 percent below September 2017 
  • Europe and Germany affected by especially severe fall as a result of expected WLTP effect on overall market and the brand 
  • Brazil continues to grow: +26.1 percent compared with September 2017 
  • Volkswagen delivers 4,622,900 vehicles throughout the world from January to September, 2.9 percent above comparable period of previous year 
  • Volkswagen Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: “Developments in September were a setback, but we had been expecting this following the records in the summer. October will also be affected by the changeover to the WLTP test procedure. From November, we will be ready for the end-of-the-year sprint.”

In September, the Volkswagen brand delivered fewer vehicles throughout the world than in the same month of the previous year: in total, 485,000 vehicles were handed over to customers, representing a fall of 18.3 percent compared with September 2017. This development was chiefly due to the effects of the WLTP changeover in Europe and especially in Germany, where deliveries were 42.6 and 47.1 percent respectively below the figures for the same month of the previous year. However, the outstanding figures reported since the beginning of the year have helped to soften the fall experienced in September. In the year to date, some 4,622,900 vehicles have been handed over to customers throughout the world. The brand therefore remains above the figure for the corresponding period of the previous year, with a rise of 2.9 percent. Volkswagen Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: “The year to date has been the most successful ever for Volkswagen. Developments in September were a setback, but we had been expecting this following the records in the summer. October will also be affected by the changeover to the WLTP test procedure. Currently, we have obtained WLTP approval for high-volume variants of all 14 Volkswagen brand models. By the end of the year, the changeover should have been virtually completed. This is why we expect a return to our old strength. From November, we will be ready for the end-of-the-year sprint in Europe.“

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