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VW drives out of 2011 with extremely strong sales

Volkswagen (VW) has finished off 2011 with impressive sales numbers. The VW Group delivered more than 5.1 million vehicles around the world, showing strong growth in emerging markets.

Volkswagen's sales increased 13.1 percent overall from 2010. To break that down sold daily, that is 13,972 VW Group brandend vehicles sold everyday during 2011. That's a lot of metal to move everyday, but VW did it well.

“The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand made major gains last year thanks to a fresh, innovative and environmentally-friendly model range. Our new vehicles such as the Passat, Jetta and Beetle, as well as the up!, have made an excellent start in difficult market conditions – conditions that will remain challenging in 2012 – and significantly strengthened Volkswagen’s competitive position,” the VW Group Board Member for Sales, Christian Klingler, said in Wolfsburg Today.

Volkswagen had extremely strong sales in emerging vehicle markets, China being a real winner for the German brand. More than 1.72 million vehicles were delivered to customers in China (including Hong Kong) in 2011. This represents a 13.8 percent increase over last year.

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