The Volkswagen Group's worldwide deliveries were driven by particularly strong business in China in the first quarter. Sales between January and March rose by over a fifth to 2,43 million vehicles, as the Dax group announced in Wolfsburg on Friday. While VW recorded significant growth in North and South America as well as in the Asia-Pacific region, the car manufacturer in Western Europe had to accept a minus of 4,6 percent. Here VW felt the consequences of the pandemic and the ongoing restrictions.
In China in particular, things went well for Volkswagen in the first quarter. Deliveries there climbed by a good 61 percent to 999 vehicles. The significant plus is mainly due to the fact that the Chinese car market collapsed in the same period of the previous year due to the Corona crisis. The market has now recovered and is growing strongly.