In 2006, the Volkswagen Group delivered more vehicles to customers than ever before. The Group sells 5.73 million vehicles worldwide, corresponding to a rise of 9.3% compared with the previous year. The Group's progress in expanding its leading position in Western Europe was particularly impressive. 3.11 million vehicles (+ 5.8%) were delivered to customers in 2006. As in the previous year, the Group again topped the one million mark for vehicle sales in Germany. 1.11 million vehicles delivered to customers represents an increase of 7.3% compared with the previous year.