Volkswagen Group Sells 9.93million Vehicles In 2015 Despite Emissions Scandal

The Volkswagen Group (VOWG_p.DE) sold 9.93million vehicles to customers in 2015 despite the emissions scandal and its fall-out.

That was down by just 210,000 on its 2014 sales figure of 10.14million, and more than the 9.73million vehicles the group delivered in 2013.

The Volkswagen brand itself saw a drop of 4.8 per cent year-on-year, the first time the brand has posted a fall in sales in 11 years.

But VW was still the group’s biggest seller, with 5.8million vehicles shifted from January to December, compared to 6.1million in 2014.

Sales, Marketing and After-Sales chief Jürgen Stackmann said: The Volkswagen brand did a good job last year in the face of challenging conditions.

Matthias Müller, who replaced Martin Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group after the emissions debacle, said: Delivering almost ten million vehicles is an excellent result, particularly in view of the continued challenging market situation in some regions as well as the diesel issue in the final quarter of last year.

The biggest market by far for Volkswagen AG was Europe, where the company sold a total of 4million vehicles.

In the US, where the firm was found to have cheated diesel emissions tests, the group sold 607,000 units compared to 599,700 in 2014.

Volkswagen Group 2015 Sales Figures

Deliveries to customers
by markets
December
2015
December
2014
Change.
(%)
Jan.-Dec.
2015
Jan.-Dec.
2014
Change.
(%)
Europe 311,200 312,600 -0.5 4,045,400 3,945,200 +2.5
Western Europe 257,500 256,200 +0.5 3,430,200 3,274,300 +4.8
      Germany 95,200 93,200 +2.1 1,289,100 1,239,300 +4.0
Central and Eastern Europe 53,700 56,400 -4.7 615,100 670,900 -8.3
      Russia 16,300 26,100 -37.5 174,300 275,800 -36.8
North America 85,100 83,200 +2.3 931,800 892,800 +4.4
      USA 56,000 57,100 -2.0 607,100 599,700 +1.2
South America 34,500 67,800 -49.2 558,300 794,800 -29.8
      Brazil 25,100 55,500 -54.8 389,900 629,800 -38.1
Asia-Pacific 360,900 372,900 -3.2 3,934,900 4,057,700 -3.0
      China 329,200 336,200 -2.1 3,548,600 3,675,300 -3.4
Worldwide 834,800 881,000 -5.2 9,930,600 10.137.400 -2.0
Deliveries to customers
by brands
December
2015
December
2014
Change.
(%)
Jan.-Dec.
2015
Jan.-Dec.
2014
Change.
(%)
Volkswagen Passenger Cars 487,700 529,500 -7.9 5,823,400 6,118,700 -4.8
Audi 158,400 150,000 +5.6 1,803,200 1,741,100 +3.6
ŠKODA 86,600 81,900 +5.7 1,055,500 1,037,200 +1.8
SEAT 28,300 31,200 -9.2 400,000 390,500 +2.4
Porsche 15,200 20,600 -26.2 225,100 189,800 +18.6
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 40,500 45,200 -10.5 430,800 446,600 -3.5
MAN 9,800 12,400 -21.4 102,500 120,100 -14.7
Scania (expected figures) 6,500 8,500 -23.4 76,600 79,800 -4.0
Volkswagen Group (total) 834,800 881,000 -5.2 9,930,600 10,137,400 -2.0

Volkwagen Passenger Cars 2015 Sales Figures

Deliveries to customers
by markets
December
2015
December
2014
Change
(%)
Jan.-Dec.
2015
Jan.-Dec.
2014
Change
(%)
Europe 133,300 139,700 -4.5 1,713,500 1,681,400 +1.9
Western Europe 114,300 116,700 -2.1 1,503,800 1,436,700 +4.7
      Germany 45,200 44,000 +2.7 601,000 578,400 +3.9
Central and Eastern Europe 19,000 22,900 -16.9 209,700 244,800 -14.3
      Russia 7,900 13,900 -42.9 78,400 128,100 -38.8
North America 52,700 53,400 -1.1 592,100 586,700 +0.9
      USA 31,000 34,100 -9.1 349,400 367,000 -4.8
South America 27,000 57,300 -52.8 458,200 662,600 -30.9
      Brazil 20,800 49,500 -57.9 335,600 541,700 -38.0
Asia-Pacific 251,800 254,900 -1.2 2,836,100 2,970,900 -4.5
      China 235,500 234,900 +0.3 2,630,000 2,758,200 -4.6
Worldwide 487,700 529,500 -7.9 5,823,400 6,118,700 -4.8

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