Wolfsburg. Bad news for customers of VW!
If you are looking forward to a new e-racer from VW hoped, unfortunately you are looking down the drain. Because the group is completely sold out.
VW steals hope from customers
It is not only VW’s production that is reaching its limits, the order books are also full. As always, the chip shortage and the corona pandemic are to blame. But since the end of February, the war in Ukraine has also had an impact on the group’s narrow-order situation.
This is VW:
- Volkswagen AG was founded in 1937
- The group also includes the brands Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche
- In 2018, the Wolfsburg-based company produced around 40 models under the Volkswagen name
- In 2019, around 22% of all new registrations were VW cars
And that means for customers above all: waiting and seeing and drinking tea – or hoping the old machine will hold up until the end of the year. Because no new electronic models will be available before 2023.
VW hopes for a larger share of new cars
As CEO Herbert Diess reports in an interview with the “Financial Times”, incoming orders are even higher than in 2021. Europe and America are particularly affected. “And we also have high orders in China,” says the CEO. A significant increase is recorded in electric cars. The market share here is now higher than that of combustion engines.
More from VW:
Volkswagen sales target for this year: 70,000 electric cars. This would mean an 8% share of new cars: in 2021 it was 5.1%.
As Diess reports to the Financial Times, Volkswagen performed well in the first quarter of 2022. This is due to a better mix of revenue, better prices and constant cost discipline. Unfortunately, there is no consolation for customers if they still have to wait months for their new VW. (mbe)