Global sales of the Volkswagen AG Group in 2013 rose to a record level. All thanks to its key brands- Porsche and Audi which outperformed in the year.
VW Group registered 5 percent of growth in the previous calender year. The group sold a total of 9.7 million vehicles, out of which 3.64 million vehicles were delivered in Asia-Pacific region, which is infact, about four times as many vehicles as it sold in North or South America.
"All group brands contributed to this very good sales result, a good achievement given globally difficult market conditions," Volkswagen said.
Audi, group’s biggest sales gainer, accounted about 5.93 million vehicle sales in the year which is actually more than half of the group’s total sales. While Porsche grew at an annual rate of 15 percent.
In the United States, group sales rose by 2.6 percent to 611,700 vehicles, while in China which is company's largest market, jumped by hefty 16.2 percent to 3.27 million cars. Whereas company's sales in Brazil stood at 6,82,200 vehicles, in Russia at 3,03,200 vehicles, and 92,600 cars were sold in the Indian market.
In the previous year, the company introduced 60 new and updated cars, including the fresh versions of the best-selling VW Golf hatchback. Group has also increased its dealership networks in China, Russia and South-East Asia.
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