Annual Report 2023

Group Management Report

Sales to the dealer organization

The Volkswagen Group’s unit sales to the dealer organization increased in the reporting year by 10.4% to 9,362,441 units (including the equity-accounted companies in China). The prior-year figure had been impacted in particular by the limited vehicle availability due to bottlenecks in the supply of parts caused by the shortage of semiconductors and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Persistent parts supply shortages had a negative effect in the reporting year and disruption in the global logistics chains also led to delays, though these eased as the year progressed. Unit sales outside Germany rose by 9.5% to 8,184,399 vehicles. Growth was seen above all in the United States, the United Kingdom and Türkiye, while fewer vehicles were sold in China. Unit sales in Germany increased by 17.2% year-on-year. The proportion of the Group’s total unit sales attributable to Germany increased to 12.6 (11.9)%.

The Tiguan, Polo, Passat, Jetta, T-Roc, Golf and T-Cross from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand were our biggest sellers last year. The largest increases in unit sales were recorded for the Polo, ID.3, Jetta and Passat models from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, the Q4 e-tron, A6 and Q5 from Audi, the SEAT Leon and the Škoda  Octavia. The Porsche 911 and the ID. Buzz also achieved a strong growth rate.