Volkswagen Passenger Cars reported a new record with 3.395 million vehicles delivered worldwide in 2006, corresponding to an increase of 10.0%. Market leadership in Western Europe was extended further, with vehicle sales totalling 1.52 million (+5.6%). There was also an increase in Volkswagen Passenger Cars sales in Germany, which rose by 7.4% to 571,000 units, strengthening the leading position on the German market. In China (inc Hong Kong), sales of 625,000 units, corresponding to a rise of 22.3%, strengthened the pole position on the Chinese passenger car market. In South America/South Africa, deliveries in 2006 rose by 15.0% to 571,000 units. Volkswagen Passenger Cars sold 235,000 vehicles on the US market - a rise of 4.9% compared with 2005.