the future of Volkswagen in Asia? The prophesies in any case, Ernst Piech, the eldest grandson of beetle inventor Ferdinand Porsche. The group standing on the shopping lists of the Chinese, said Piech in an Interview with the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” (FAS).
“have your billions to buy the group,” said Piech about the alleged plans of Chinese investors. Where he got this information, it is not clear from the Preliminary report of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.
Ernst Piech sold decades ago, his shares in the VW group. He now runs a Museum of vintage cars (“Ferdinand Porsche worlds of experience") in the vicinity of Salzburg. In the future of the industry, he does not believe, however. The car was “at the end,” he said to the “FAS” and called for more rail transport and the Expansion of public transport: “We need to have more reasonable solutions for transport. To be we’re finally, green!”
a Fat Plus, thanks to Chinese market
Indeed, China is for Volkswagen, VW was able to increase its sales last strong and of high growth in China will benefit. On the world’s largest Car market, to 285,000 vehicles, with the VW Logo, rolled out in November to the customers, more than half of all the of the wolf Burger, the main brand provided there. This corresponded to a growth of 15.4 per cent within a year, such as VW said. One reason for the high Plus subsidies for smaller cars, of which VW as the market leader in China, is benefiting particularly strongly.
Worldwide, the main VW brand increased sales in November were up 7.5 percent to 533.500 car. This includes better shops in the USA and some Western European markets contributed to the growth in the people’s Republic. In Germany, the delivery of the VW brand from the numbers fell by 16 percent, Mainly because of the staff car of your lease now twelve instead of six or nine months to go. The suppressed demand.
In the first eleven months of sold VW in China, just 2.7 million cars, 12.6 percent more than in the same period last year. Around the globe, the main brand of the Wolfsburg-based group’s hit 5.4 million, 1.6 percent los vehicles more than in the previous year. So VW sold half of its vehicles in China.
“Despite all the challenges we taxes on a good delivery result at the end of the year,” said group head of sales at Fred Kappler. “November was a strong month for all our group brands.” The most vigorous to grow the VW-transport division, with an increase of 27.3 percent, followed by Porsche with 11.7 per cent and Skoda with 9.6 percent. The Truck-daughters Scania and MAN were not really on the spot.