Group Management Report

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Sales to the dealer organization

The Volkswagen Group’s unit sales to the dealer organization decreased by 6.3% to 8,575,590 units (including the Chinese joint ventures) in the reporting year. Navistar has been included in these figures since July 1, 2021. During the reporting period, demand in markets around the world recovered from the declines in sales in the prior-year period precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the limited vehicle availability due to the semiconductor shortage had a detrimental impact. Overall, the unit sales volume fell by 5.5% outside Germany – especially in China – and unit sales decreased by 12.2% in Germany. Growth was recorded in the USA and Canada, India and the United Kingdom, in particular. At 11.3 (12.1)%, the proportion of the Group’s total unit sales attributable to Germany was lower than in 2020.

The Tiguan, Polo, Passat, Jetta, T-Cross, Golf and T-Roc from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand were our biggest sellers last year. The largest increases in unit sales were recorded for the ID.4, Tharu and Taigo models from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, the Q3 Sportback, Q5 and Q4 e-tron from Audi, the CUPRA Formentor and the ŠKODA Enyaq. The Porsche Taycan and Bentley Bentayga also achieved a strong growth rate.