Volkswagen reports jump in sales

City A.M. Reporter
German car maker Volkswagen today said global sales increased by 9.7 per cent for the first three quarters of the year.

The company announced a 6.6 per cent increase in group sales, 801,000 vehicles, in September.

The German firm delivered 2.8m vehicles over the European market, while deliveries in North America for the nine months to September were up by 34.1 per cent. Asia Pacific increased 18.2 per cent.

Chinese deliveries reached 2m for the first nine months.

The group noted strong sales performance in the first three quarters for its Audi, ŠKODA and Porsche brands, while its Spanish SEAT brand saw a 10.7 per cent loss in deliveries.

Volkswagen cited “the difficult market situation in Western Europe” for the loss.