Volkswagen Group's global vehicle sales rose by 18.
9 percent in August as growth in China and the United States continued to help offset sliding sales in western Europe.
VW said deliveries for its brands, which now include the newly integrated Porsche sports car marque, increased to 719,500 in August from the year before. This raises the eight-month total by 10.2 percent to 5.91 million.
"We are satisfied with the Group's continued good performance. While developments in America, eastern Europe and Asia remain stable, we are monitoring the continued tense situation, particularly in western Europe, very closely," VW Group sales chief Christian Klingler said in a statement today.