VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January

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    VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January

    VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January
    Automotive News
    February 15, 2013
    by David Jolley

    FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group said its global vehicle sales rose 14.9 percent in January to 749,900 as strong demand in China and the United States continued to help offset a weak European market.

    In a statement today, VW sales chief Christian Klingler warned that despite the double-digit rise last month, 2013 would be ''a challenging year for the Volkswagen Group."

    The company said January sales in China, the group's largest single market, rose 43.3 percent to 298,300, but said the increase was in part due to the later date set for the Chinese New Year and added that it expected a decline in February volume as a result of this special effect.

    Sales in the United States were up 16.2 percent to 42,700, while in Brazil, South America's biggest single market, they rose 6.2 percent to 55,400.

    In Europe, overall deliveries fell 3 percent to 252,200, while in western Europe, excluding Germany, they dropped 4.4 percent to 138,100, as the region entered its sixth continual year of falling auto sales. In central and eastern Europe, volume fell 2.9 percent to 40,200 last month.

    In Germany, Volkswagen's No. 2 market, group sales fell 0.2 percent to 73,900.

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    Re: VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January

    for years GM was focused on being #1 in sales and look @ there quality through the 90's
    and Toyota spent the last 1 years on the MISSION to BEAT GM to be the biggest in sales and look @ there Quality NOW compared to 10-15 years ago
    and VW is almost there and HELL BENT on being the biggest with a less then stellar reliability ...............
    hope it goes well and GM (and TOYOTA) NEED to build the BEST/ MOST reliable cars and worry about profitability and LONG term "sound" business practices and let VW implode like GM did and Toyota almost did

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    Re: VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    VW group as a whole came in within 20k units of GM in 2012 globally. GM needs to watch that or they will be passed this year.


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    GM will be passed it's just a matter of time. It's a good thing, it will allow GM to be one of the best and let go of the title once and for all.

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    Re: VW Group global sales rise 14.9% in January

    Would not be surprised to see the VW group to pass GM in global sales once VW has a full line up to sell in the U.S. and adds a sedan to the A3.

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