It’s been a rough few months for Volkswagen of America which has gone into a sales lump after several years of significant gains. But that’s only put in sharp relief the maker’s relatively strong global sales report for the first nine months of 2013.
As a whole, the VW’s global sales increased by 3.4% during the first three quarters, totaling 4.88 million vehicles from January to October. In October alone, the brand’s global sales rose 2%, to 511,400.
“Deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand made satisfactory progress in October despite the ongoing economic uncertainty in some regions. We continued to grow in the Asia-Pacific region where deliveries in China, our largest single market, remained very encouraging,” said Christian Klingler, board member for sales and marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.