As markets continue to recover, high customer demand has resulted in deliveries increasing by 27.9% to five million vehicles from 2019. Sales revenue also rose by 34.9% to €129.7 billion. The operating result was €11.4 billion, exceeding the previous record of €10 billion in 2019.

As a result of the extremely good business performance in the first half of the year, the Volkswagen Group has raised the outlook for its operating return on sales for full year 2021 by 0.5%.