In the first half of 2007, Volkswagen established a new sales record: 3.09 million vehicles were delivered to customers throughout the world. This corresponds to an increase of 7.8 percent over the same period last year.

Group deliveries from January through June 2007 in Europe rose by 3.7 percent to 1.86 million vehicles, 1.62 million of which went to Western Europe (1.3 percent increase). This more than makes up for the 3.7 percent decline in Germany, the largest single market, where 515,000 vehicles were delivered. The 238,000 vehicles sold in Central and Eastern Europe produced an increase of 22.8 percent.

Sales developed positively in the first half of the year on the American continents as well. The Group’s deliveries to customers in South America rose by 27.7 percent to 339,000 cars, of which 260,000 went to Brazil, generating 28.6 percent growth there. In North America, the sale of 263,000 vehicles produced a rise of 3.1 percent, whereby the USA registered 2.8 percent growth with 163,000 vehicles.

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