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11/19/18
Wolfsburg
Volkswagen Group News

WLTP changeover slows deliveries by Volkswagen Group in October, as expected

WLTP changeover slows deliveries by Volkswagen Group in October, as expected
  • Worldwide deliveries down by 10.0 percent to 846,300 vehicles in October
  • Effects of WLTP changeover becoming less pronounced in Europe
  • Strong growth in South America (+19.8 percent)
  • In the year to date, the Group records growth of 2.6 percent in a stagnating overall market, with 8.98 million deliveries
  • Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales: “As regards the WLTP changeover, we have already passed the low point in Europe. This positivedevelopment should continue in November and December. For the year as a whole, we expect deliveries to slightly exceed the prior-year figure.”

As a result of the changeover to the new WLTP test procedure, the Volkswagen Group delivered fewer vehicles in October than in the
prior-year month. All in all, 846,300 vehicles were handed over to customers throughout the world, a fall of 10.0 percent. In the month under review, the fall in deliveries in Europe, at 15.6% compared with the previous year, was significantly less pronounced than in September. Double-digit growth was recorded in South America, contributing to an increase of 2.6 percent to 8.98 million vehicles delivered from January to October in a stagnating overall market. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Group Sales: “As regards the WLTP changeover, we have already passed the low point in Europe. This positive devel-opment should continue in November and December as all our brands continue to make progress with the changeover of models to the new test cycle. For the year as a whole, we expect deliveries to slightly exceed the prior-year figure.“

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