01 May 2016

VW Production 2014/15

The VW Lamando a China only model

VW has a proliferation of models, including some for China only. Trying to categorise them isn't easy, not helped by the fact that VW sometimes changes how they are combined. For example, the in 2012 the Jetta and Bora sales were combined while the Lavida and Sagitar were put together. In 2013, The Jetta is teamed with the Sagitar and Lavida and Bora stand alone in the data. I put them all in the 'Medium Car' category with separation of model as far as the data allows below. The same changes occurred with the 'Large Car' category.

Total production was down -3.9%. The Large Car group constituting mainly of the Passat was down -6.0% which was the main reason. Others dropped as well such as the Gol and Up! The Golf model did its part to improve volume with a healthy 8.4% rise.

All the issues over the cheating scandal have dented sales and therefore production, but not by that much it seems. However, the expense of fixing the problem will be more of a challenge to the company.


Model 2015 % +/-
2014 % +/-

Medium Car 1,614,192 27.7% -1%
1,637,103 27.0% 2%

Jetta/Sagitar 844,907 14.5% -9%
926,277 15.3% 2%

Lavida 462,748 7.9% -4%
481,740 7.9% 7%

Bora 202,964 3.5% -10%
226,006 3.7% -5%

Lamando 103,573 1.8% n/a
3,080 0.1% n/a

Golf 1,095,553 18.8% 8%
1,011,124 16.7% 23%

Large Car 1,060,397 18.2% -6%
1,128,659 18.6% 2%

Passat/Magotan 724,018 12.4% -3%
747,583 12.3% -1%

Santana 279,583 4.8% -5%
295,485 4.9% 13%

CC 56,796 1.0% -34%
85,591 1.4% -3%

Polo/Classic 754,546 13.0% 0%
753,754 12.4% 4%

Tiguan 501,712 8.6% -3%
515,349 8.5% 9%

Gol/Parati 192,841 3.3% -36%
300,629 5.0% -34%

UP! 172,345 3.0% -21%
217,278 3.6% 52%

Touran 120,507 2.1% -5%
126,567 2.1% -7%

Fox/Suran 109,852 1.9% -16%
130,323 2.2% -36%

Fox 85,161 1.5% -20%
106,991 1.8% -35%

Suran 24,691 0.4% 6%
23,332 0.4% -41%

Beetle 64,035 1.1% -30%
91,464 1.5% -16%

Touareg 59,190 1.0% -7%
63,741 1.1% -10%

Sharan 53,423 0.9% 8%
49,498 0.8% 23%

Scirocco 16,251 0.3% -31%
23,573 0.4% 1%

Eos 4,559 0.1% -31%
6,567 0.1% -14%

Phaeton 2,924 0.1% -28%
4,061 0.1% -30%

XL1 59 1.1% -44%
106 1.1% n/a

Total 5,822,386
-4%
6,059,796
2%

Data source: VW Group.

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