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The volumes of the Volkswagen group in France held up fairly well, with a market share down 1.5 points to 12.2%. The giant sold less, but more expensive. Thus, the average price for vehicles sold reached 32,800 euros. The figure also impresses with regard to sales to individuals, with an average basket up 20% to 20,700 euros. The network’s turnover increased by 7% to 9.6 million euros.
The group owes 35% of its profitability to spare parts, 28% to second-hand equipment, 24% to new vehicles, 8% to mechanics and 5% to bodywork. 54% of vehicles benefited from financing, an increase of 6 points. To date, the group has 100,000 vehicles awaiting manufacture, for delivery to its customers this year. Indeed, VGF is dependent on the production difficulties of the group’s factories, like the rest of the industry.
The objective for the Vokwagen brand is a better semester than the first, whether in terms of production or its market share. On the side of the product offensive, this year we expect ID.Buzz and ID.5 GTX. Next year, ID.AERO will arrive, ID.LIFE in 2025 and Trinity in 2026. This will be accompanied by an evolution of its distribution network with a digital showroom and city stores. The range will be simplified and partnerships with charging operators established. On the utility side the package will be put on the ID. buzz.
At Audi, the big novelty will be the new A3 Allstreet, a raised version with all-wheel drive and traditional engines. Cupra intends to double its sales this year. Seat also sees a future with the objective of selling 500,000 cars per year. A Cupra electric pole will see the light of day in Spain, for a production of 200,000 vehicles. It will cost 2.2 billion euros. This will be accompanied by 2025 by 3 new 100% electric models.
Skoda sees things in green, with a market share up to 1.9%. The last two months have also shown better orders, up 17%. The Czech manufacturer is also pleased with its leasing offers, which have represented 70% of its sales since 2022. On the product side, you can now order the Enyaq coupe.
The group’s future will be electric, and it is giving itself the means to do so. By 2030, 6 gigafactories will emerge in Sweden, Germany, Spain, and Eastern Europe. The other two locations are not yet defined. Production will represent 240 GWh of batteries manufactured per year. Volkswagen will also push for 200 superchargers in the territory next year, in addition to the 60 planned by December. In addition, Shargy, an application to facilitate recharging between individuals, will be launched.
The Volkswagen group, like the industry, sold less, but more expensive. This saves its balance sheet from a financial point of view. We note the good form of second-hand and after-sales, which hold their share in the results. On the product side, the German giant confirms that it is strengthening its infrastructure, with new products that will come out for some of new factories.