It appears that the ongoing chip crisis is mainly affecting mainstream brand names as exotic and general performance automakers like Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce are reporting history sales for 2021. That is not the scenario with Volkswagen Group, nevertheless, as the multinational automotive conglomerate registered a 4.5-percent decrease in its merged worldwide profits of passenger and business autos.
VAG’s profits report for 2021 shows that the enterprise sent a overall of 8,882,000 cars very last yr compared to 9,305,000 in 2020. Of individuals almost nine million autos, 4,896,900 had been Volkswagen passenger cars and 359,500 ended up commercial vehicles. The two divisions noticed decreases in their performance in contrast to 2020, respectively -8.1 % and -3.2 % for the passenger and LCV arms.
Two of Volkswagen Group’s other core brand names also did not have a very prosperous 12 months. Audi saw a small .7-p.c lower with a overall of 1,680,500 deliveries, leaving the German brand third and way behind its premium rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Meanwhile, Skoda was down 12.6 % to 878,200 world wide revenue in 2021.
On the other hand, SEAT experienced a strong effectiveness with 470,500 revenue, up from 426,600 the earlier yr. Porsche established a new all-time yearly file providing far more than 300,000 automobiles, with the Macan staying the brand’s finest-marketing solution with 88,362 global deliveries. The enhance in product sales of Porsche of 10.9 per cent is the premier of all core manufacturers from Volkswagen Group.
In the business division, Male and Scania had been specially effective, going up from 2020 by 27.8 percent and 25.4 %, respectively. VAG’s exotic and supercar division, consisting of Lamborghini, Bentley, and Bugatti, also performed improved in contrast to very last calendar year by 23.6 p.c with a overall of 23,100 deliveries.