Volkswagen Group has opened the New Year on a promising note. While auto markets are undergoing severe constraints, the VW Group registered a 14.9 percent increase in sales during the month of January. 749,900 vehicles were delivered in the first month of the New Year as compared to 652,400 units delivered in January 2012. The units registered include deliveries by Porsche brand and exclude MAN and Scania.
The later dates set for Chinese New Year is what has assisted the company in achieving these sales results in January though VW is not too sure of seeing as promising deliveries to China in the month of February. Markets across Europe are not in ship shape following severe economic constraints in the region, while the company did report optimistic sales during January in markets of North America as well.
Sales across Asia Pacific region saw VW deliver 326,200 units in January. 298,300 units were delivered in China making it the single largest market in the first month of 2013 itself. In India, VW Group delivered 7,800 units in January down 17.1% as compared to 9,400 units delivered in the same month of the previous year.