Volkswagen’s global sales fell sharply again in May due to the corona crisis. Compared to the same period last year, the German auto group sold nearly 34 percent fewer cars, after dropping more than 45 percent in April.
In total, the parent company of brands such as Volkswagen, Seat, Audi, Skoda and Porsche sold 609,000 vehicles worldwide. Sales fell sharply in all regions, except in China, which saw a plus of 5.7 percent. But in Western Europe it was down by over 57 percent, in North America by 39 percent and in South America by 69 percent.
Sales at subsidiary Seat, in particular, were under extreme pressure, as was the truck brand Scania. The least sharp drop in sales was attributable to the sports car brand Porsche.
In the first five months of this year, Volkswagen sales are nearly 30 percent lower than last year.