The sales recovery at Volkswagen brand, the largest car brand in China, continued for a second straight month in October, with deliveries rising 7.5 percent to 294,700 after increasing 2.2 percent in September.
VW Group attributed the rebound to crossovers marketed under its flagship brand.
Crossovers “were particularly popular with customers”, with combined sales of the Teramont, Tiguan, T-ROC, Tayron and other crossovers exceeding 30 percent of the brand’s monthly volume for the first time, the German group said.
Since 2018, VW brand has launched five new locally built crossovers in China -- the Teramont, T-ROC, Tayron, Tharu and T-Cross.
The brand previously had marketed two locally produced crossovers -- the Tiguan and Touareg.
In the first ten months, VW brand sales in China approached 2.5 million, a decline of 0.9 percent.
The German brand said last month that another locally produced crossover, the Tacqua compact crossover, would be introduced “in a few months.”
The Tacqua will be assembled at VW Group’s joint venture with China FAW Group Corp.
In addition, VW brand will soon add a large multi-purpose vehicle, the Viloran, in China.
The Viloran will be unveiled at an auto show in the south China city of Guangzhou this month. It will be produced at VW Group’s partnership with SAIC Motor Corp.