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Volkswagen Passenger Cars kept deliveries on the overall European market stable despite the difficult situation on markets in Southern Europe and handed over 1.58 million units in the period to November, on a par with the prior-year period. While deliveries in Western Europe (excluding Germany) decreased slightly to 782,600 (836,200; -6.4 per cent) units, Central and Eastern Europe recorded a 25.9 per cent increase in the number of vehicles delivered to 246,500 (195,900). Deliveries in Russia continued at a high level, with customers taking possession of 151,400 (104,200; +45.3 per cent) models. In the home market of Germany, Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 552,200 (549,300; +0.5 per cent) vehicles to customers in the period to November.