His Excellency Paul Kagame President of Republic of Rwanda and Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the Volkswagen Group South Africa at the official opening of Wolkswagen Rwanda assembly plant in 2018

Despite “shrinking overall markets”, Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries in 2019 by 1.3 percent to 10,974,600 vehicles worldwide, the German carmaker announced on Tuesday.

In Volkswagen’s largest single market China, deliveries increased by 0.6 percent to 4,233,600 vehicles in 2019, the group announced.

In December last year, 469,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles were sold in China, representing a 16.6 percent increase in comparison to the previous year, according to the Group. Globally, vehicle deliveries increased by 12.5 percent at the same time.

Volkswagen domestic market of Germany grew strongly in 2019, increasing vehicle deliveries to 1,364,000 units, 6.2 percent more than in 2018, it said.

Also according to the Group, “strong growth” was also achieved in the sale of electric vehicles. “Growing interest on the part of customers” was one reason for growth of around 80 percent to more than 140,000 electrified vehicles last year.

The strongest growth in 2019 among Volkswagen Group brands was achieved by Seat and Porsche, with growth of 10.9 percent and 9.6 percent respectively. Enditem

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