Volkswagen AG has announced it handed over a total of 6.23 million vehicles in 2017, setting a new company record.
The figure is 4.2% higher than the previous year. The automaker in its website cites China as the largest single market, with 3.18 million delivered vehicles, whereas sales in North America showed a rise of 5.2%, the first increase since 2013.
“We are delighted with the strong demand for our vehicles and with the brand’s positive momentum in recent months. I am particularly pleased to see that incoming orders for electric vehicles in Germany and Europe have tripled compared with 2016. We will be stepping up the pace of our model offensive even further in 2018, with momentum coming from important new models such as the Polo, T-Roc and Touareg,” said Juergen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member for sales.