Volkswagen Group.  International sales at the lowest level for 10 years – L’argus PRO

Volkswagen Group. International sales at the lowest level for 10 years – L’argus PRO


In the words of Christian Dahlheim, Director of Sales of Volkswagen Group, “2021 has been a very difficult year due to the shortage of semiconductors in the world”. Indeed, the German manufacturer delivered a total of 8,882,000 vehicles worldwide in 2021, a decrease of 4.5% compared to 2020 (9,305,000). This is the lowest volume for 10 years, with the group making sure that the order books are packed.

Its sales certainly increased by 15.6% in North America (908,400 units, including 671,800 in the United States) and by 5.1% in Latin America with 514,600 units. But they have declined in its two major markets. In Europe, Volkswagen provided only 3,518,700 vehicles (–2.7%), with shipments falling by 12.4% in the Asia-Pacific region with 3,610,600 units, including 3,304,800 in China (–14.1%).

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Skoda, VW and Audi bottom, Seat and Porsche top

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Volkswagen’s second-largest brand in terms of standards, Audi saw its shipping drop by 0.7%.

Of all the group brands, Volkswagen suffered mainly 4,896,900 passenger cars (-8.1%) and 359,500 (-3.2%) light vehicles released in 2021. shipping, or 878,200 units. Audi also fell slightly by 0.7% (1,680,500 points), but Seat (+ 10.3%) and Porsche (+ 10.9%) performed well, with 470,500 and 301 respectively. 900 units.

The three luxury brands of Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti at the same time collected 23,100 units in 2021, an increase of 23.6% in their supply. It should be noted that MAN truck companies (+ 27.8%) and Scania (+ 25.4%) also saw their sales rise sharply.

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Twice as many electric cars

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Porsche enrollment increased by 10.9% worldwide in 2021 to 301,900 units. Electric Taycan alone represents 41,300 units.

Finally, sales of electronic models from the Volkswagen group almost doubled (+ 95.5%) in 2021 to 452,900 units, including 92,700 in China. The German manufacturer therefore claims to be the “clear leader” in 100% electricity in Europe and number 2 in the United States. The VW group thus proves to have sold VW ID.4 119,600 worldwide in 2021, but also VW ID.3 75,500, 49,200 units from Audi e-tron range, 44,700 Skoda Enyaq iVs, 41,400, VW 4, Up! Porsche Taycan.

For details, The Volkswagen brand has produced 263,200 electric vehicles worldwide, compared to 81,900 for Audi, 49,100 for Skoda, 41,300 for Porsche and 13,000 for Seat.