The Volkswagen Group is under increasing pressure on sales figures, mainly due to the lack of chips. In November, global deliveries of the largest European carmaker slipped by 31.5 percent to 616,300 vehicles, as the Dax company announced on Friday in Wolfsburg.
This means that the year-on-year loss of 1.7 percent to 8.17 million vehicles is now also recorded. So far, VW had been in the plus compared to the same period of the previous year due to the corona-related very weak performance in 2020 despite some very weak months. For the year as a year, VW is still aiming for deliveries of around nine million vehicles after 9.3 million last year.
Porsche remains stable
In November, the core brand VW Passenger Cars as well as Audi and Skoda each delivered a good third fewer cars than a year earlier. At Seat, there was a minus of just over a fifth, just like with the light commercial vehicles.
Of the major brands, only Porsche was able to keep the figures roughly stable with a small minus of 0.3 percent. The sports car manufacturer is the pearl of returns in the Group. The MAN and Scania truck brands recorded a mid- to high single-digit percentage. (dpa/mer)
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