Volkswagen group announced its group sales were up by 0.7 per cent, globally in January to 8,17,600 units. The numbers are up as Audi and Porsche deliveries have been on a rise.
Out of the total 8,17,600 units, VW branded cars were 5,07,100, Audi -1,37,700 units, Porsche – 16,000 units, Skoda – 87,000 units, Seat – 27,700 and Man, VW commercial vehicles and Scania contributed 41,200 units. However, sales of VW branded cars that account for about 60 per cent of the overall figures are down by 2.8 per cent. The numbers have been falling and this is the straight fourth month in a row of the falling sales figures.
However, group board member for sales, Christian Klinger said, “We made a stable start to another challenging year.”
These figures aren’t confidence inspiring with the Wolfsburg based carmaker ranked second worldwide in terms of sales. Asian markets will be key to VW’s growth this year and we can see many innovations in the product department by them. A Vento-based compact sedan is rumoured to be in the pipeline for the Indian market.