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October 10, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENT 

SOURCE:  Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Volkswagen Group delivers 7.40 million vehicles in
first three-quarters*

  • 3 percent* increase from January to September
  • 881,300 vehicles delivered in September / +3.0 percent*
  • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Deliveries continue to develop well despite challenging markets. Chance to reach ten million deliveries mark for first time.”

Wolfsburg, October 10, 2014 – The Volkswagen Group delivered 7.40 (January-September 2013: 7.03; +5.3 percent)* million vehicles from January to September. In the month of September the company handed over 881,300 (September 2013: 856,000;
+3.0 percent)* models to customers. “The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries further to well over seven million units in the first three-quarters of the year. That is a very pleasing development, particularly given theVolkswagen logo differences in the way world markets have been performing,” Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: “Even though markets remain challenging, we nevertheless have the chance to reach the ten million deliveries mark this year – four years earlier than originally planned.”

Group brands delivered a total of 2.90 (2.73; +6.4 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market from January to September, of which 1.51 (1.40; +7.8 percent) million were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). 909,200 (855,600; +6.3 percent) customers took possession of a new vehicle on the home market of Germany. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 481.100 (470.200; +2.3 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 196,700 (226,100; -13.0 percent) models were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.

The Group delivered 653,600 (664,500; -1.6 percent) vehicles in the North America region in the first three-quarters, of which 439,600 (463,200; -5.1 percent) were handed over to customers in the USA. The Volkswagen Group delivered 538,400 (680,500; -20.9 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period, of which 420,800 (502,700;
-16.3 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

The Group continued to record very encouraging figures in the Asia-Pacific region, where
2.99 (2.63; +13.8 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to September, of which 2.72 (2.36; +15.2 percent) million units were delivered in China, the Group’s largest single market.

Outline of developments at Group brands

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.56 (4.43; +3.0 percent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to September. The brand developed particularly well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 2.22 (1.95; +13.8 percent) million vehicles there. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.26 (1.23; +2.8 percent) million vehicles to customers on the overall European market, with deliveries increasing by 5.2 percent to 648,300 (616,400) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany).

Audi delivered 1.30 (1.18; +10.0 percent) million vehicles worldwide in the period to September. The premium brand from Ingolstadt developed well in the Asia-Pacific region, handing over 491,500 (422,600; +16.3 percent) models to customers there. Audi delivered 158,400 (138,400) vehicles in the North America region during the same period, an increase of 14.5 percent.

The sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered a total of 135,600 (119,700; +13.3 percent) vehicles in the first three-quarters. Demand for models from the Stuttgart-based carmaker was particularly high in the Asia-Pacific region, where 43,600 (36,400; +19.8 percent) vehicles were delivered, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where 20,000 (16,600; +20.7 percent) models were handed over to customers.

ŠKODA delivered a total of 774,100 (684,900; +13.0 percent) vehicles worldwide from January to September. The Czech automaker was particularly successful on European markets, delivering 203,500 (171,700; +18.5 percent) units in Western Europe (excluding Germany) and 203,100 (181,100; +12.2 percent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. The brand grew deliveries by 12.9 percent to 113,200 (100,300) units in Germany.

SEAT delivered 294,000 (266,100; +10.5 percent) vehicles worldwide in the period to September. The Spanish brand performed particularly well in Central and Eastern Europe, where deliveries increased by 55.0 percent to 18,500 (11,900) units, and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), where the company handed over 166,100 (149,000; +11.5 percent) vehicles to customers. In Germany SEAT delivered 63,700 (57,300; +11.0 percent) units.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 325,100 (338,400; -3.9 percent) vehicles to customers from January to September, of which 127,300 (119,600; +6.5 percent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). Deliveries in Germany during the same period ran at 85,800 (80,700; +6.4 percent) units.

*) excluding MAN and Scania

USCENSUS_footerDomestic Violence in America

SOURCE:  U.S. CENSUS

Did you know that domestic violence accounted for 21 percent of all violent victimization? Find out more on Oct. 10 at approximately 9:15-10 a.m. EDT as Michael Planty, chief of the Victimization Statistics Unit with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, will appear live on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” to discuss trends in domestic violence in America from 1994 to 2013.  Click here for more info.

PHOTO(s) OF THE DAY

SOURCE:  Department of Defense /Defense News Lead Photo

141002-N-XM324-101 SULU SEA (Oct. 2, 2014) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) maneuver an amphibious assault vehicle towards the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during the Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX15). PHIBLEX15 is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Germantown is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Dionne/Released

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SULU SEA (Oct. 2, 2014) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) maneuver an amphibious assault vehicle towards the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during the Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX15). PHIBLEX15 is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Germantown is part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Dionne/Released

U.S. Navy Lt. Jose Garcia inactivates the Ebola virus in each specimen in a process that renders the virus safe for further analysis at a Naval Medical Research Center mobile laboratory at Bushrod Island, Liberia, Oct. 6, 2014. The center sent two mobile testing labs to Liberia to support Operation United Assistance. Each two-person lab is capable of testing up to 80 samples per day.

U.S. Navy Lt. Jose Garcia inactivates the Ebola virus in each specimen in a process that renders the virus safe for further analysis at a Naval Medical Research Center mobile laboratory at Bushrod Island, Liberia, Oct. 6, 2014. The center sent two mobile testing labs to Liberia to support Operation United Assistance. Each two-person lab is capable of testing up to 80 samples per day.

 

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