According to the latest sales data released by Volkswagen Group,In January, Volkswagen delivered 837,000 new vehicles worldwide, down 5.2% year-on-year.
From a regional perspective,China, Volkswagen's largest auto market, saw its sales fall 11.3 per cent to 343,000 in January, the biggest drop in the global market. Volkswagen Group said the decline in sales in China was mainly affected by the new coronavirus epidemic and the Spring Festival holiday.
Secondly, the performance of Volkswagen Group in the Western European market was relatively stable, with 278000 vehicles down slightly by 0.2%; North America and South America were the two growth regions, with North America growing by 4.7% to 68000 vehicles and South America by 1.6% to 46000 vehicles.
In terms of brand, Audi, West Asia and Porsche, three brands of Volkswagen Group, have achieved different degrees of growth.Among them, Audi's sales in January rose 1.8% to 147000 vehicles, Porsche's sales in January rose 5.8% to 19900 vehicles, and Xiyate's sales in January rose 11.1% to 49000 vehicles.
It is worth mentioning that,The sales volume of Volkswagen and Skoda brands showed a downward trend, among which the sales volume of Volkswagen brands in January was 486000, down 5.8% year-on-year; the sales volume of Skoda was 87000, down 15% year-on-year.
At present, FAW Volkswagen has gradually resumed production in some factories, and it is expected that all factories will return to work in the next few days. SAIC Volkswagen said it was worried about the spread of the epidemic. The company will again delay the start of some of its plants in China, and is expected to resume production on February 24, a week later than previously announced.