Sales to the dealer organization
The Volkswagen Group’s sales to the dealer organization increased by 3.7% to 10,777,048 units (including the Chinese joint ventures) in the reporting year. This was due to higher demand in Asia-Pacific, especially China, in South America and North America, and in Europe. Outside Germany, the unit sales volume rose by 4.1%. In Germany, we increased unit sales by 0.6%. At 11.7%, the proportion of the Group’s sales accounted for by Germany was lower than in 2016 (−12.1%).
The Golf, Polo, Jetta, Lavida and Tiguan were our biggest sellers last year. The largest increases in demand were recorded by the Tiguan, Gol and Atlas/Teramont models from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, the Audi Q2 and the A5 family, and the ŠKODA Kodiaq and SEAT Ateca. The Porsche Panamera achieved a strong growth rate.