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990,900 vehicles delivered in March (+2.5 percent)

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17.04.2017
  • Just under 2.5 million vehicles handed over in first quarter of 2017 (-0.5 percent)
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March.”

990,900 vehicles delivered in March (+2.5 percent)

Wolfsburg, April 17, 2017 – The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5 million new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. “We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March. The growth drivers for the Volkswagen Group were Europe and the North and South America regions, which saw a marked increase in new vehicle deliveries”, said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, commenting on the figures for March. “We expect to see a positive growth impetus in China in the second quarter”, Kappler continued.

1.1 million new vehicles were delivered in Europe in the first quarter of 2017 (+4.4 percent). Group deliveries rose 6.0 percent to 474,300 units in March. 410,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in Western Europe in March, of which 131,600 were delivered in the home market of Germany, an increase of 5.8 percent. Deliveries in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe rose 11.9 percent to 64,100 during the same month.

The Company delivered 213,700 vehicles (+6.0 percent) in the North America region in the first quarter. 51,200 new vehicles were delivered in the USA, the region’s largest single market, in March – an increase of 2.7 percent. Delivery figures developed very well in the South America region, where 46,800 new vehicles (+17.5 percent) were handed over to customers. The Brazilian market benefited from the positive trend in the region: deliveries in that country rose 12.7 percent to 29,300 units.

The Volkswagen Group handed over 357,200 vehicles to customers in the Asia-Pacific region in March – a decrease of 1.9 percent. In total, the Group delivered 973,700 vehicles (-6.9 percent) in this region in the first quarter. 324,500 new vehicles were handed over to customers in China in March (-1.1 percent). Compared with the record figure in China for the first quarter of 2016, deliveries in the first quarter of 2017 were down 6.7 percent.

Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers
by markets
March
2017
March
2016
Change (%) Jan.-March
2017
Jan.-March
2016
Change (%)
Europe 474 300 447 600 +6,0 1 097 900 1 052 200 +4,4
Western Europe 410 300 390 300 +5,1 928 300 901 100 +3,0
Germany 131 600 124 400 +5,8 320 200 319 500 +0,2
Central and Eastern Europe 64 100 57 300 +11,9 169 600 151 000 +12,3
Russia 14 800 14 300 +3,3 37 700 36 400 +3,8
North America 79 800 78 100 +2,1 213 700 201 500 +6,0
USA 51 200 49 900 +2,7 135 400 124 000 +9,2
South America 46 800 39 800 +17,5 121 800 110 300 +10,4
Brazil 29 300 26 000 +12,7 68 300 71 100 –4,0
Asia-Pacific 357 200 364 200 –1,9 973 700 1 045 500 –6,9
China 324 500 328 000 –1,1 891 500 955 500 –6,7
Worldwide 990 900 967 000 +2,5 2 495 100 2 508 100 –0,5


Deliveries to customers
by brands
March
2017
March
2016
Change (%) Jan.-March
2017
Jan.-March
2016
Change (%)
Volkswagen Passenger Cars 557 400 543 700 +2,5 1 440 900 1 459 500 –1,3
Audi 173 500 186 100 –6,8 422 600 455 900 –7,3
ŠKODA 108 500 106 300 +2,1 283 500 276 600 +2,5
SEAT 53 200 46 500 +14,4 117 300 102 900 +14,0
Porsche 23 600 20 900 +12,7 59 700 56 000 +6,6
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 53 600 46 000 +16,5 121 800 112 800 +8,0
MAN 10 700 9200 +16,6 25 200 23 400 +7,5
Scania 8800 7200 +22,1 20 700 18 400 +12,0
Volkswagen Group (total) 990 900 967 000 +2,5 2 495 100 2 508 100 –0,5


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