VW sales up in Western Europe and the US despite emissions scandal

By Jess Shanahan

The German car manufacturer delivered 9.93 million vehicles worldwide in 2015, despite admitting it had fitted illegal software to some of its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests.

In Western Europe 3.43 million customers bought new vehicles from the company, up 4.8% on 2014.

Matthias Muller, chief executive of VW, said: "Delivering almost 10 million vehicles is an excellent result, particularly in view of the continued challenging market situation in some regions, as well as the diesel issue in the final quarter of last year."

Sales are down in both Russia and Brazil due to falling commodities prices, a slowdown in world economy, and volatile currencies.

German customers, however, have remained loyal with a 4% rise in sales. Growth was also strong in Spain and Italy. This just goes to show that the diesel issues last year haven’t had as much of a negative impact on the brand as first thought.

Follow @BizReviewEurope

Share

Featured Articles

Meet the COO: Brook Sims of MAC Diversity Recruiters

Passionate about helping others find their voice, diversity leader and COO Brook Sims talks powerful leadership, diverse teams and being a change agent

Best business books to improve leadership strategy

From strategic guides to inspiring CEO memoirs, these new books dish up plenty of principles, strategies, and anecdotes to help you become a better leader

Shoplazza founder and CEO Jeff Li, ex Baidu, on leadership

Named in Fortune China’s 40 under 40 for 2022, former Baidu head Jeff Li is the entrepreneurial founder and CEO of ecommerce platform Shoplazza

The office shifts to new way of working – workplace special

Leadership & Strategy

Trailblazer: Clorox's DEI leader Shanique Bonelli-Moore

Sustainability

The inspirational CEO story – Dean Forbes of Forterro

Leadership & Strategy