Fact is amidst the economic slowdown, and dragging petrol sales Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand have registered an increase in sales of 9.4% i.e. 1.81 million vehicles in the first four months of the year. Just last month the German auto major handed over 4,56,200 units of vehicles recording a sales growth of 6.3%. Volkswagen has picked up pace in the second quarter, however the economic slowdown in Europe is something that the company needs to keep an eye on. The German brand sold 5,89,800 vehicles in the entire European market in the first four months of 2012, representing a 4% hike.
The deliveries particularly grew in the Central and Easter Europe where the company recorded a massive 55.7% growth with the sales of 84,000 units. When you look towards Russia, the largest single market across the world, the sales grew two fold to 50,500 units. In Asia Pacific region, Volkswagen registered a 13.4% surge in deliveries in April, rolling out 7,25,100 cars out of which 6,53,300 units were delivered in China (adding Hong Kong) meaning the German brand registered 13% growth in China Volkswagen Passenger Cars also developed very well on the American continent in the period January to April, delivering 187,900 vehicles in the North America region, an increase of 25.7 per cent. Growth was particularly strong in the United States where the brand handed over 131,900, a growth of 38 percent, vehicles to customers in the period to April. In South America, deliveries rose slightly by 0.6 per cent to 246,300 units.
In the American continent too, Volkswagen have developed well over time and in the January to April period, the company has sold 1,87,900 units in North American region registering an increase of 25.7%. If you just talk about United States, the brand was on a high as it registered a growth of 38% and it handed over 1,31,900 units of Volkswagen car to its consumers, However the scenario was not so much positive in South America where the company just managed to grab 2,46,300 units of sales registering a growth of 0.6%.