Volkswagen sold fewer cars in the first quarter of the year. The German car manufacturer has been struggling with weaker demand from Asia and South America in the past period. All in all, worldwide deliveries fell by nearly 3 percent in the three-month period to 2.6 million vehicles.
According to Volkswagen, automakers as a whole suffer from lesser sales performance, partly due to the Chinese-American trade conflict. The world’s largest automaker claims to have won despite the fall in the number of deliveries in market share.
The deliveries of daughter Porsche fell by more than 12 percent, while Audi managed to sell almost 4 percent fewer cars. The Volkswagen brand itself delivered 4.5 percent fewer passenger cars. The automaker expects to perform better in the course of the year. Volkswagen is particularly hopeful in the second half of the year.