Group Management Report

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Sales to the dealer organization

The Volkswagen Group’s unit sales to the dealer organization decreased in the reporting period by 1.1% to 8,481,278 units (including the equity-accounted companies in China). In the reporting period, limited vehicle availability as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and bottlenecks in the supply of parts caused by the shortage of semiconductors and the Russia-Ukraine conflict had a negative impact. In addition, disruptions in the logistics chain resulted in delays. Unit sales outside Germany fell by 1.7% to 7,476,003 vehicles. The United Kingdom, Brazil and France were particularly affected, as was Russia, since vehicle exports to this region had been halted. Growth was recorded, however, in the USA, China and India. Unit sales in Germany increased by 3.3% year-on-year. The proportion of the Group’s total unit sales attributable to Germany increased to 11.9 (11.3) %.

The Tiguan, Passat, Polo, Golf, T-Roc, Jetta and T-Cross from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand were our biggest sellers last year. The largest increases in unit sales were recorded for the Taigo, ID.4, Passat and Tharu models from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, the Q4 e-tron, A3 and e-tron from Audi, the CUPRA Formentor and the ŠKODA Fabia. The Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga also achieved a strong growth rate.