published Monday, March 11th, 2013

VW brand sales up 9 percent globally

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    The VW logo is seen on the front of one of dozens of new Passats made at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant parked outside the plant.

The Volkswagen brand sold 893,400 vehicles, up 9 percent, in the first two months of 2013 globally over a year ago on stronger results in North America and Asia, the company reported today.

However, the sales level in February was almost unchanged, with the brand handing over 401,400 vehicles, up less than 1 percent.

Christian Klingler, board member for sales and marketing for the Volkswagen Group, said VW compensated for weak markets in Western Europe with growth in the Asia-Pacific region and in Central and Eastern Europe.

Also, in North America, VW grew deliveries by 8.2 percent to 90,300 units, of which 60,500 vehicles were handed over in the U.S., up 4.7 percent in the first two months.

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