With record growth in January for the Volkswagen brand and wild growth at Audi and SEAT, it was only reasonable that the Group would be doing well.
With a total of 898,700 vehicles delivered across the whole VW Group, sales in January are up 10.1% as compared to last year.
Sales were helped along by nearly every department, with brands like SEAT and Audi both increasing sales by 20%, while Skoda, Porsche, and VW were all in the 10% range. Meanwhile, MAN and Scania were both up nearly 30% for the month.
In fact, the only division that didn’t grow was Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which suffered, with sales shrinking by 1.4%.
Sales increases were equally well spread across the globe. Every major market performed better in the first month of 2018 than it had in January of 2017.
Markets like Brazil and Russia were especially strong, with sales increasing by 45% and 20%, respectively. China, too, saw strong growth of 16%, while the US and Europe grew by 7% and 5%.
“The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions.,” said Fred Kappler, head of sales, in a press release. “Overall, worldwide deliveries by the Group grew 10.1 percent in January. That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group.”