Epitome of Mobility
Volkswagen Passenger Cars is aiming to make people’s lives better with its vehicles, technologies and mobility concepts. In a continuously challenging market environment, the brand delivered 5.8 million vehicles in the reporting year. This represents a 4.8% year-on-year decline, which can largely be attributed to the markets in Brazil, China and Russia. Vehicle sales trends in Europe were encouraging. In the 2015 financial year, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand launched the new generation of the versatile Touran and presented the Tiguan’s successor. The Passat GTE expanded the range of plug-in hybrid vehicles. And the popular Polo celebrated its 40th birthday in the reporting period.
Since September 2015, the diesel emissions issue has had a significant impact on the brand.