Thursday, 19 April 2012


Volkswagen Group South Africa delivered 27 958 (24 861 vehicles: January to March 2011) vehicles in the first quarter of 2012, a 12.5% increase when compared to the same period in 2011.The positive start to 2012 has given Volkswagen Group South Africa a 17.8 % market share in the South African total car market.

Polo Vivo was the top selling brand in the passenger car market with 8 461 units.

“We are pleased with our performance in the first quarter of 2012. All our three Brands – Volkswagen Passenger, Audi and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - performed well in their respective segments. We hope to maintain this positive trend into the next quarter,” said Mike Glendinning, Director: Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Group South Africa.

Internationally, Volkswagen Group delivered 2.16 million (1.97 million in January to March 2011) vehicles between January and March 2012, a 9.6% increase compared to the same period in 2011. This was the first time that Volkswagen Group surpassed a two million mark in the first quarter of the year. During March 2012, the Group also reported record deliveries of 862 700 (767 100 in March 2011, 12.5% increase) vehicles.

Christian Klingler, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group for Sales said: “The Volkswagen Group developed very well in the first quarter. We produced another strong performance in North America, China and Russia. However, uncertainty continues particularly on the markets in Western Europe.”


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