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Volkswagen sales in China remain robust in 2017

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-16 17:07

Volkswagen sales in China remain robust in 2017

With high-end technologies tailored for Chinese customers, Volkswagen's New Golf R is the latest of the series to be brought into the Chinese market by Volkswagen Import. [Photo provided to China Daily]

TIANJIN - Volkswagen Group China registered strong sales in the domestic market for the first three quarters of 2017, the company said Monday.

The group, along with two joint ventures - SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, delivered a total of nearly 2.9 million vehicles to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong from January to September this year, up 1.4 percent year-on-year.

In September alone, Volkswagen's year-on-year sales to the two markets rose by 6.3 percent to 406,500 vehicles.

Volkswagen sales reached 2.2 million units, with SUVs the main growth driver.

Sales of Audis hit 418,700 units, while Porsche sales registered strong growth of 10 percent to 54,100 units.

Volkswagen is the largest automotive manufacturing company in Europe, with 12 vehicle brands, including Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley, delivered to 153 countries and regions worldwide. The group had 120 factories delivering 10.3 million vehicles in 2016.

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