VW China is continuing with its strong sales in the Chinese market, the group saw total sales of 2 million in the first 9 months of the year and continues to see strong growth despite the Chinese market cooling off.
VW’s China market growth stayed well above the market average with 18% growth in deliveries in the first 9 months of 2012.
â€œI am very satisfied with the Groupâ€™s continued strong performanceâ€, said Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, board member of the Volkswagen AG and head of the China operations in Beijing. â€œIt emphasizes the central position of the Chinese market in our 2018 strategy to become the most successful carmaker worldwide â€“ economically and ecologically.â€
Audi continued its success story in China (incl. Hong Kong). In the first three quarters, deliveries increased by 31 percent to 297.100 vehicles. Sales of locally produced models (which are the Audi A6L, Audi A4L, Audi Q5) grew by 30 percent from January to September, with the SUV model Audi Q5 (+67 percent) showing a particularly strong increase. Overall, the locally built A6L was the most popular model with some 96,100 units sold. Compared to the same period last year, 43 percent more customers bought an imported Audi model.
Skoda also recorded a remarkable growth in the Chinese market: In September deliveries to customers rose to more than 22,500 vehicles compared to the same month last year (Sept. 2011: 21,100). That is the second best monthly result since Å KODA cars went on sale in China. From January to September 2012, the brand reported an increase of 6.8 percent in deliveries, handing over 181,900 (170,000) vehicles to the Chinese customers. Deliveries for Bentley and Lamborghini reached 1490 and 237 units respectively during the period from January to September.