Volkswagen AG’s global deliveries rose 4.3 percent to 10.7 million last year as the recovering markets of Russia and Brazil helped to offset weak demand in western Europe. VW presented the latest novelties at a Motor Show in Detroit last week.
December sales increased 8.5 percent to 999,800, VW said in statement on Tuesday. VW Group deliveries in Russia, which is emerging from a four-year economic slump, rose 15 percent over the year, with a 26 percent jump in December. In Brazil, sales jumped 20 percent for the full year and 2.4 percent last month.
Group sales in China increased 5.1 percent for the year and 18 percent last month. Deliveries rose 1.4 percent in western Europe last year and 0.6 percent in December. In the automaker’s German home market, sales fell 0.4 percent in 2017 but gained 5 percent in December. U.S. deliveries increased 5.8 percent in 2017, but slipped 5.2 percent last month.