Volkswagen Obtained All-time Record Sales for 1st Half of 2007

By: Rain Stockton

Europe's largest automaker and producer of high quality has been able to deliver around 1.8 million vehicles in the first half of this year to customers around the globe. It's 7.4 percent more than the same period last year. Volkswagen's Middle East market has experienced an increase of a staggering 32 percent as compared to last year.

The Touareg has been able to prove its position as the most popular Volkswagen vehicle in the Middle East region accounting for 33 percent of Volkswagen's total sales for the first half of 2007. There is also a 14 percent increase in the overall sales in the first half of 2007 as compared to the same period last 2006 in the region.

According to Hans-Dieter Keller the Managing Director of Volkswagen Middle East, "We are experiencing significant growth in the region as a result of our attractive and increasingly individual model range. The Touareg is our bestseller in the region and the launch of the new generation Touareg recently has boosted our sales quite dramatically for the first half of 2007. The launch of Volkswagen's new coupe-convertible, the Eos, and the introduction to the Jetta 2.5 litre earlier this year has also contributed to this growth. Apart from the excellent model range, professional market coverage by our partners has been crucial to our success."

Overall, Europe's largest automaker has been able to deliver 3.09 million vehicles to customers throughout the first six months of this year. This an all-time sale record for the company for the first half of the year which corresponding an increase of 7.8 percent over the same period last year.

Volkswagen group deliveries from January through June 2007 in Europe has also experience an increase by 3.7 percent to 1.86 million vehicles of which 1.62 million was delivered to Western Union. There was also an increase in the number of deliveries in Central and Eastern Europe reaching 238,000 vehicles marking an increase of 22.8 percent.

Europe's largest automaker was also able to sell 502,000 vehicle sin the Asia-Pacific region representing a 20.9 percent increase as compared to the first half last year. Likewise, the deliveries in China have also increased by 24.6 percent to 431,000 vehicles.

And surprisingly, Volkswagen has obtained positive results for the first half of this year on the American continents. For South America, Volkswagen has gotten 27.7 percent increase or 339,000 cars of which 260,000 was delivered to Brazil producing a 28.6 percent growth for VW there. Meanwhile in North America, Volkswagen was able to sell 263,000 vehicles or a 3.1 percent increase thereby registering a 2.8 percent increase to 163,000 vehicles.

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