A total of 513,500 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide in May 2017, with growth being recorded in almost all key markets of the Volkswagen brand. Europe registered a 6.7% increase in sales in the month (158,000 units delivered), with home market Germany recording a 6% increase, the Netherlands +35.6%, France +10.5% and Italy +9.9%.  The Tiguan model is said to have performed particularly well.

Significant growth was recorded in Central and Eastern Europe in the month, where deliveries rose 22.7% to 22,900 vehicles; led by Russia (+27.9%). The locally produced and recently launched new Tiguan continues to be very popular with customers in the region, according to the manufacturer.

In the U.S., a total of 30,000 vehicles were sold (+4.3%). Delivery of the new Atlas SUV built at the factory in Chattanooga/Tennessee begun in mid-May and 1,600 models were handed over to customers.

In the South America region, 35,000 vehicles were sold in the month representing a 14.7% increase year-on-year, mainly led by sales in Argentina where deliveries rose 27.5% to 10,300 vehicles.

Growth continued in China, the manufacturer’s largest market, with 241,600 vehicles delivered (+4%) and a particularly high demand for the Tiguan family and the Magotan; 29,100 (+61%) and 18,800 (+44 %) units delivered, respectively. Volkswagen’s new SUV, the Teramont, also performed well with over 5,000 units delivered in May 2017.