2022 Global: Volkswagen Group Sales Worldwide by Brand and Country

In 2022, Volkswagen Group worldwide car sales of all large brands (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat) contracted while Porsche global sales increased.

In 2022, Volkswagen Group worldwide car sales of all large brands (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat) contracted while Porsche global sales increased.
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In full-year 2022, global sales of the combined car brands of the Volkswagen Group contracted by 7% to 8,262,800 vehicles. Worldwide sales were lower for Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, and Audi while the more expensive premium brands Bentley, Lamborghini, and Porsche had record sales. China remained the single most important country market for the Volkswagen Group in 2022. Battery-electric vehicle sales increased by 26%.

Volkswagen Group Sales by Country or Market in 2022

In full-year 2022, combined global sales by the various Volkswagen Group brands worldwide were as follows in major markets and large countries:

In full-year 2022, combined global sales by the various Volkswagen Group brands worldwide were as follows in major markets and large countries:

Global sales of the Volkswagen Group in 2022 contracted by 7% or more than 600,000 cars. The only growth market was Asia-Pacific, excluding China, but this market is small and only added 25,000 cars. Supply-chain issues and temporary production stops, especially in China due to Covid, were mostly blamed for the contraction. Order books are full and the performance during the latter part of the year was much stronger than over the full calendar year 2022.

Performance in Major World Markets

In Europe, overall deliveries declined by 10.4 percent to 3,153,200 vehicles whereas BEVs were up by 13.4 percent to 352,000 units. The majority of 2,711,300 vehicles were shipped to Western Europe where the decline was less pronounced at 5.2 percent. BEVs were in high demand in this region and reached a share of 12.6 percent of all deliveries (2021: 10.5 percent). Thus, the Group remains the market leader in this segment in Europe. The order bank in Western Europe remained high at 1.8 million vehicles – including 310,000 BEVs – due to supply constraints. In Germany, the Group’s home market, deliveries were up by 3.8 percent to 1,029,600 units. The BEV share reached a level of 11.6 percent (2021: 11.4 percent) — below market average. Deliveries in Central- and Eastern Europe declined significantly by 32.9 percent to 441,900 vehicles due to the effects of the war in Ukraine.

In North America, 842,600 customers received their vehicles, a decline of 7.2 percent. The USA saw a similar decrease of 6.1 percent to 631,100 units.

The South American market showed a similar trend. It was down by 8.0 percent to 473,700 vehicles. Brazil, the region’s largest market, recorded deliveries of 337,400 units. This corresponds to a decline of 10.4 percent.

Asia-Pacific saw the smallest decline among the major regions with 2.7 percent. Overall, 3,514,000 vehicles were handed over to customers. China, the Group’s largest single market, showed a similar performance. Deliveries decreased by 3.6 percent to 3,184,500 units. After significant losses due to supply shortages and Covid-related lockdowns in the first half year, the Group’s deliveries recovered well in the second half and only slightly missed their prior year level.

Volkswagen Group Global Sales by Brand in 2022

Worldwide sales in 2022 by the various brands in the Volkswagen Group were as follows in 2022:

All the volume brands of the Volkswagen Group had weaker sales in 2022 with Seat struggling with component shortages and Skoda sales hit hard by the withdrawal from the Russian market. Premium brand Audi fell behind BMW and Mercedes-Benz, also in global battery-electric car sales.

In contrast, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Porsche had record sales with all three companies selling more cars in a year than ever before.

See also: 2022 Global: Battery-Electric Car Sales by the Volkswagen Group Brands.

Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2022 (Full Year)

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Global worldwide sales by brand in 2022:

NOTE: “Sales” as reported by the various brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer or final registration. Terms and definitions may vary. All statistics are provided by respective car manufacturers unless clearly stated otherwise.