During the Corona crisis, people are less interested in a new car than usual. Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker, is feeling this.
Wolfsburg (dpa) – After the slight stabilization in September, the Volkswagen Group once again recorded a drop in sales figures.
Deliveries from the world’s largest automaker fell 4.9 percent in October compared to the same month last year.
As VW announced on Friday, a total of 903,200 vehicles could be delivered to customers. Previously, the crisis-burdened business of Corona had initially recovered somewhat in September, when the VW Group, meanwhile, sold 3.3 percent more cars.
China’s particularly important market is also weakening again, with the group shedding 3.3 percent fewer vehicles in October. In North America, the decline was 9.8 percent, in the Western European region of origin it was 6.4 percent. The Asia-Pacific region, excluding China and Hong Kong, on the other hand, developed more robustly with a 3.3 percent lead. Since the beginning of the year, the group’s sales are 17.3 percent below the level of the previous year, in western European markets more than a quarter.
Audi was able to continue its upward trend among individual brands, with the Ingolstadt-based company delivering 9.8 percent more cars than in October 2019. However, during the year, things also looked pretty bleak here (less 10.3 percent). Apart from the luxury branches Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini, all other brands fell in the last month, for example, the main brand Volkswagen Passenger Cars by 7.4, Porsche by 8.8 and Seat by 11.4 percent. Light commercial vehicles delivered more than one-tenth fewer copies than a year ago.