Volkswagen sales rise 11.9 percent in July as demand rises in US, Asia


FRANKFURT, Germany — German carmaker Volkswagen AG says sales rose 11.9 percent in July as demand in Asia and the United States outweighed slacker sales in crisis-hit western Europe.

The company sold 468,300 vehicles worldwide during the month, up from 418,600 a year ago.

Volkswagen said Wednesday that for the first seven months of the years, its sales were up 10.4 percent to 3.26 million, aided by increases in the Asia-Pacific region including China. The company sold 1.14 million cars in China over the period, up 15.2 percent and ahead of Europe at 1.05 million.