BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen AG says it made a promising start to the year's second half, with global deliveriesby all its brands rising 16.3 percent on a year-on-year basis in July.
Volkswagen, whose other brands include Audi, Skoda and Seat, said Friday that it delivered 665,600 vehicles last month -- up from 572,100 a year earlier. Board member Christian Klingler said the company is "maintaining its growth trajectory."
Sales over the year's first seven months were up 14.4 percent over last year at 4.75 million.
Volkswagen says year-to-date sales rose 10.2 percent in Europe, where it delivered 2.2 million vehicles. Sales in China rose 16.4 percent to 1.29 million and U.S. deliveries were up 20.5 percent at 249,500.