Sales to the dealer organization
In 2015, the Volkswagen Group’s worldwide unit sales to the dealer organization – including the Chinese joint ventures – amounted to 10,009,605 vehicles, down 2.0% on the prior-year figure. The decrease of 2.7% in unit sales outside Germany is primarily attributable to weaker demand for Group models in Brazil, China and Russia. In Germany, the number of vehicles sold increased by 2.5%. At 12.8%, the proportion of the Group’s sales accounted for by Germany was higher than in the previous year (12.2%).
The Golf, Passat, Jetta and Polo were our biggest sellers last year. Golf, Polo, Sharan, the Audi A3 family, Audi Q5, ŠKODA Fabia, ŠKODA Octavia, the SEAT Leon family and SEAT Alhambra saw the highest rate of increase in sales. The Porsche Macan and Cayenne were also very well received by the market. In China, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Polo models as well as the Audi A3, ŠKODA Octavia and the new Volkswagen Lamando especially developed for this market were very popular with customers.