The German automotive brand said it recorded the strongest growth in Europe (+45.4%), particularly in Germany (+73.9%). According to the carmaker, the strong figures are due to the steep fall in deliveries recorded in September 2018 (-18.3%), when vehicle availability was severely restricted as a result of the changeover to the new WLTP type approval procedure. Read more here.

Volkswagen said it succeeded in maintaining or further expanding its market share in the U.S. and China, in a generally shrinking overall market, with a similar situation in South America. Deliveries declined 11.8% in the U.S., but increased +3.3% in China. Brazil is said to remain the strongest motor for growth in deliveries in the region (+16%).

“As expected, we have now experienced a turnaround following the slump in deliveries in Europe in September 2018 as a result of WLTP, also because we are significantly better prepared for the current second stage of WLTP”, said Jürgen Stackmann, Sales Board Member, Volkswagen, adding that the brand successfully asserted its global position in September. “With our products, we are fully aligned with the taste of our customers and therefore continue to grow in a shrinking global market.”