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Volkswagen Golf global sales distribution by country. 2013-2015

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Volkswagen Golf global sales distribution by country with sales data from 2013 to year to date August 2015 show the astonishing growth as second best-seller worldwide. In US, sold sales were booming this year.

The Heritage

Launched in May 1974, the Golf has been the essential part of Volkswagen brand success worldwide in the last 41 years with all its seven generations and through various body configurations and under various nameplates – like the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada (Mk1 and Mk5), and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico (Mk1).

With over 33 millions units produced and sold, the Golf is Volkswagen’s all-time best-selling model and the World’s second best-selling.

Most of the Golf production was initially in the 3-door hatchback style with others variants lately introduced. The 5-door hatchback, estate/wagon (Variant, from 1993), convertible (Cabriolet and Cabrio, 1979–2002, 2011–present), and a Golf-derived notchback saloon/sedan, variously called Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Vento (from 1992) or Volkswagen Bora (from 1999).

The car have filled many customer’s segments, from basic personal cars, to high-performance hot hatches.

The Golf line is available in all the relevant drive systems: the Golf TSI, including GTI, is gasoline-powered; Golf TDI, including GTD, is diesel-powered; the Golf TGI is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG); the e-Golf is powered by electricity; and the Golf GTE is a plug-in hybrid.

The use of a modular transverse matrix assembly kit enables the manufacturing of Golf models with gasoline, diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid drives from bumper to bumper at Volkswagen factories.

The last generation was presented at 2012 Paris Motor Show. Based on the new MQB platform, shared with the third-generation Audi A3, Seat León and Škoda Octavia, it is slightly larger than the previous while 100 kg lighter. Immediately was awarded by the press all over the World, winning the Japanese Car of the Year  as never happened before for a not Japanese model.

After press, the consumer’s have recognized the Golf iconic brand all over and sales volume rose up. In Europe Golf dominates, behind the best-selling model in over the half of countries and acting as the best imported models in markets, like France and Italy with high dominance of domestic models.

This year, Golf is the fastest growing model in USA among the Top 100 selling models.

Sales Distribution 2013-2015

Hitting the 819.573 volume record scored in the 2011, the seventh generation Golf (not including models sold under different nameplates, like Jetta, produced on shared architecture) in the 2014 was the third best-selling model in the World with 958.402 units sold, taking the second place in a single month starting on September 2014.

In the 2015 Golf sales roared pushed up by European market recovery and by success in USA. At the end of August, global sales had been near 0.7 million, the second best after Toyota Corolla, projecting a new record over 1 million units.

In case Golf will be the third model, after Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus to exceed annual 1 million sales.

Sourcing on our exclusive Mobility Database (tracking global and local sales of over 1.800 models, 140 brands and 123 markets) we can publish the Golf sales distribution table below.

Rank 2015 Country Sales 2013 Sales 2014 Sales Ytd Aug 2015
1 Germany 237.811 257.797 179.267
2 China 101.802 193.047 122.657
3 UK 65.228 74.842 46.708
4 USA 30.931 33.675 44.516
5 Italy 33.728 39.225 30.881
6 France 40.121 42.832 29.732
7 Spain 19.523 23.274 20.991
8 Japan 23.859 31.409 17.976
9 Australia 17.342 19.178 15.411
10 Turkey 14.930 15.773 14.908
11 Canada 11.871 12.184 14.263
12 Sweden 11.237 16.857 13.786
13 Austria 18.479 19.646 12.549
14 Netherlands 15.414 17.906 11.897
15 Norway 7.366 9.679 11.433
16 Belgium 16.368 17.940 10.551
17 Switzerland 13.408 14.366 10.087
18 Poland 7.731 9.186 7.500
19 South Korea 7.490 7.231 7.437
20 Brazil 13.785 16.118 7.094
21 Czech Rep 4.917 6.633 6.427
22 Ireland 3.679 4.572 5.148
23 South Africa 7.522 7.749 5.110
24 Portugal 3.114 5.738 4.356
25 Mexico 3.266 2.943 3.759
26 Finland 5.632 5.265 3.684
27 Denmark 4.389 5.204 3.372
28 Algeria 5.273 4.403 2.812
29 Slovenia 2.752 3.558 2.617
30 Slovakia 2.209 3.488 1.935
31 Taiwan 2.993 2.567 1.859
32 Argentina 246 1.722
33 Croatia 1.682 1.861 1.458
34 Russia 14.205 7.205 1.422
35 Hungary 1.438 1.927 1.271
36 Israel 2.422 1.726 1.244
37 Greece 2.166 1.955 1.242
38 Romania 1.725 1.738 1.134
39 United Arab Emirates 971 1.248 890
40 Tunisia 950 1.213 806
41 New Zealand 1.579 1.718 790
42 France LCV 1.788 2.206 787
43 Hong Kong 1.638 1.271 717
44 Ukraine 1.385 731 598
45 Morocco 977 1.020 548
46 Singapore 624 720 484
47 Malaysia 1 924 420
48 Serbia 589 479 341
49 Lithuania 466 406 330
50 Latvia 450 501 315

 

 

 

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