The German based company is already making bank in 2018. Volkswagen sales figure for the first 2 months is a whopping 1.6 million vehicles worldwide. The majority of sales have been accrued in Europe and Asia Pacific region. Worldwide sales grew by 7.2 percent in February alone, that’s 37, 700 new vehicles.
Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales of Volkswagen quoted,
At the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen Group remains on track for growth: especially the regions of Europe and Asia have developed positively. In overall terms, the Group grew worldwide deliveries by 7.2 percent in February
In the region of Europe, the Volkswagen sales recorded a significant rise in deliveries in February: 330,900 vehicles (+ 7.3 percent) were handed over to customers. The Western European markets purchased 268,700 vehicles, an increase of 6.3 percent. Of this figure, the home market Germany accounted for 101,800 units (+4.5 percent). The delivery figures of the Russian market, which were once again good, had a positive impact on the results for Central and Eastern Europe. In this region, 62,100 new vehicles were handed over to customers of the Group (+12.0 percent).
In the North American region, the Group delivered 69,200 vehicles to customers, recording a rise of 2.8 percent in February. This figure includes 46,700 vehicles delivered in the US market, corresponding to a rise of 9.3 percent. In South America, the Group delivered 77,900 vehicles in January and February (+3.9 percent). In the first two months of the year, 41,700 units were handed over to customers in Brazil, corresponding to growth of 6.9 percent.
In January and February, the Group delivered 698,800 vehicles in the Asia-Pacific region, representing a rise of 13.4 percent. In the month of February, 277,300 new vehicles were handed over to customers in the region. In China, 253,200 customers received a vehicle from the Volkswagen Group, an increase of 13.5 percent. Especially the SUV offensive of Group brands in China compensated for the seasonal effects of the Chinese New Year.