Sales of Volkswagen Group vehicles were broadly flat in January as gains at its Audi and Porsche premium brands and Skoda and Seat volume marques offset a decline at its core namesake brand.
Sales at the 12-brand VW Group edged up 0.7 percent last month to 817,600 cars, the company said in a statement today.
Sales of VW-brand cars, which account for more than 60 percent of group deliveries, fell 2.8 percent. It was the fourth consecutive monthly drop for VW brand.
"Looking ahead to the full year we can expect the global uncertainties to continue," sales chief Christian Klingler said in the statement. "[This year] will be another challenging year."
Audi's sales rose 10 percent to 137,700 vehicles in January while Porsche's volume was up 31 percent to 16,000. Skoda sold 87,000 units, an increase of 7.5 percent. Seat's sales increased 6.4 percent to 27,700.
Reuters contributed to this report