Best sales year ever……9.07 million vehicles

The Volkswagen Group recorded a further strong increase in worldwide deliveries for the full year 2012 and exceeded the prior-year delivery record. The Company delivered 9.07 million vehicles for the first time in a twelve-month period.
The Group also finished the month of December with a 20.7 percent increase, delivering 784,300 units.
The Chairman of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft’s Board of Management, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, commented: “The Volkswagen Group developed extremely well in difficult conditions. 2012 was the best sales year ever. This is another bigstep forward in our Strategy 2018.Tough challenges lie ahead.The Volkswagen Group has everything it takes to face these challenges and to play a leading role on world markets.”
Full-year deliveries developed especially well on the American continent, with the number of vehicles handed over in the North America region in the period to December growing 26.2 percent to 841,500 (666,800) units, of which 596,100 (444,200; +34.2 percent) were delivered in the United States.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grew full-year deliveries 4.1 percent to 550,400 units. Deliveries on the overall European market were maintained at the high prior-year level in spite of the difficult market conditions.

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