The car maker Volkswagen is expecting a new delivery record for 2018 – even though the group sold in the past month, again, less cars. In November, sales fell compared to the same month last year to 5.4 per cent on 940.900 vehicles, the company said.

the reason for this continued to be mainly in the purchasing restraint in China: The uncertainty of the Chinese have because of the trade dispute with the United States, the paragraph in the most important single market for the group of 7.3 percent to 399.500 cars fall.

However, the deliveries increased from January to November by 1.8 percent to approximately 9,92 million cars. Thus, a new record for 2018 in the range, Volkswagen announced.

In previous months, deliveries fell due to the conversion to the new exhaust test procedures, WLTP in the exhaust gas affair, however. In November, sales in Europe declined by three per cent compared to the same month last year – in Germany, deliveries fell in the month by 4.9 percent to 106.800 vehicles.

The sharpest decline in November, the group subsidiary Audi reported deliveries declined by 16.7 percent to 132.700 cars. In the first eleven months of the year, Audi came to a Minus of 2.4 per cent, to around 1.66 million cars. Most recently, the group announced that Bram Schot will take over in 2019 the shops. He follows in the diesel affair, former Rupert Stadler.

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