The strategies employed by the Volkswagen Group worldwide have paid off, as the German giant managed to deliver a total of 5,115,900 vehicles in the first half of 2017.
This represents an 0.8 percent increase over the previous period.
Europe was the automotive firm’s most important market, accounting for 2,271,800 cars, up 3.5 percent, followed shortly by Asia-Pacific, where 1,986,200 units were delivered to customers, including 1,862,000 in China.
The Germans did well in North America too, shipping 3.9 percent more cars from January to the end of June. In the United States, sales rose by 7.2 percent, to 293,400. In South America, sales were up by 11.4 percent, contributing with the delivery of 248,300 vehicles.
As usual, Volkswagen Passenger Cars were the most favored, accounting for 2,935,100, up 0.3 percent, followed by Audi with 909,000, Skoda, Seat and Porsche, with 585,000, 246,500, and 126,500, respectively.
Deliveries of Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicles rose by 5 percent, to 249,800, and MAN and Scania truck divisions did well too, registering a 6.9 percent and an 8.2 percent increase, respectively.
Note: Euro-spec VW Passat B8 pictured