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10/12/18
Wolfsburg
Volkswagen Group News

Volkswagen Group deliveries in September affected by WLTP changeover, as expected

Volkswagen Group deliveries in September affected by WLTP changeover, as expected
  • Worldwide deliveries in September down 18.1 percent to 827,700 vehicles
  • WLTP changeover had expected impact, particularly in Western Europe (-41.5 percent)
  • Group delivered 8.13 million vehicles from January to September – 4.2 percent increase
  • Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales: “As expected, we delivered considerably fewer vehicles in September due to the WLTP changeover. This will continue to impact deliveries in Europe in October, and we expect November and December to be stronger months in this region.”

The Volkswagen Group delivered fewer vehicles in September, as expected, due to the changeover to the new WLTP test procedure: a total of 827,700 vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide, a decrease of 18.1 percent. The drop in Western Europe, where WLTP came into effect in September 1, was 41.5 percent. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales, commented: “So far this year, the Volkswagen Group has reported record deliveries. Following the very strong summer months, we expected lower deliveries in September, both in the overall market and for the Volkswagen Group, as a result of the WLTP changeover. That applies in particular to Europe and will continue into October. We expect November and December to be stronger months in this region. The WLTP changeover at all brands will be virtually complete by the end of the year.”

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