#Core

The brand group CORE is the organizational merger of the Volkswagen Group's volume brands. Within the Group, the sister brands Volkswagen, Škoda, SEAT/CUPRA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are working closely together to achieve joint growth - and to significantly increase the overall efficiency of the five brands.

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From Europe, for Europe: Volkswagen Group launches project for all-electric entry-level mobility
The Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group has decided to make all-electric entry-level mobility more widespread. The Brand Group Core will bring affordable electric vehicles from Europe, for Europe, into the market. The world premiere is scheduled for 2027. Volkswagen has been working for some time to offer compact, particularly inexpensive electric vehicles in the price range of around 20,000 euros. In this way, the Group's volume brands are fulfilling their promise to create mobility for all and continue to facilitate the entry into e-mobility. With its brand diversity, the Volkswagen Group also assumes a social responsibility for affordable, sustainable mobility.
From Europe, for Europe: Volkswagen Group launches project for all-electric entry-level mobility
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Brand Group Core increases operating profit in Q1 2024 despite challenging market environment
The Brand Group Core delivered robust financial results in the first quarter of 2024. With stable vehicle sales and slightly lower sales revenue, the Brand Group Core reported a significant year-on-year increase in operating profit and operating return. At 6.4%, operating return was well within the target corridor of 6-7% for 2024. All brands contributed to this achievement, reporting higher returns on the basis of focused cost management as well as increased implementation of synergy and efficiency measures within the Brand Group. The financial performance in the first quarter felt the impact of offsetting effects – these included, for example, the abrupt termination of government incentives for electric cars in the German market and the related discount measures at the beginning of the year. Furthermore, there was high depreciation attributable to investments in product campaigns and the related ramp-up of electric products.
Significant increase in Brand Group profit and return on the back of robust vehicle sales and sales revenue
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Brand Group Core improves result and return in 2023 – closer cooperation between the volume brands is gaining traction
The Brand Group Core delivered robust financial results in 2023. Higher volume and price effects, improved availability of parts and lower fixed costs had a positive effect, while higher product costs and the deconsolidation of Volkswagen Group Rus had a negative impact on the result. The global market and competitive environment remains challenging. The Brand Group Core is working on further stabilizing its performance with a view to improving its resilience against external factors, in particular given the slower development of the e-mobility market in Europe.
Infographic on the financial performance of the core brands of the Volkswagen Group with sales and result figures.
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Brand Group Core improves operating profit, unit sales and sales revenue – increased product costs and interruptions to production impact profitability
The Volkswagen Group’s Brand Group Core extended cross-brand cooperation in the first nine months of 2023. Further synergy and scale effects were leveraged through disciplined investments and increased cost efficiency between the Volkswagen, ŠKODA, SEAT/CUPRA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands. There was a slight increase in the overall effectiveness of the Brand Group – however, performance felt the impact of negative factors such as interruptions in production resulting from the floods in Slovenia.
An infographic with figures on brand group core performance
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Brand Group Core increases returns and operating profit in first half of 2023 – systematically moving towards greater profitability in volume segment
The Volkswagen Group’s Brand Group Core continued its development in the first half of 2023. Thanks to intensified cooperation between the sister brands Volkswagen, ŠKODA, SEAT/CUPRA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, efficiency and profitability increased through the entire brand group. The new designation of Brand Group Core reflects the central role of the brand group as the backbone of the Volkswagen Group. With its new steering model, the Volkswagen Group’s ambition is to leverage the performance of the brand groups as efficiently as possible while at the same time harnessing the Group’s economies of scale to the greatest possible effect.
Brand Group Core Performance 2023
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Brands & Brand Groups
The Volkswagen Group is undergoing the biggest transformation process in its history as it evolves from an international automotive company into a software-centric global leader in sustainable mobility by 2030.
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Volkswagen: Brand Group Volume doubles operating profit in first quarter 2023
The Volkswagen Group’s Brand Group Volume further strengthened the close cooperation between the sister brands Volkswagen, Škoda, SEAT/CUPRA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the first quarter of 2023. To take account of this successful development and the significance of the Brand Group Volume in the ongoing transformation of the Volkswagen Group, the four volume brands are publishing their key financial metrics for the first time in a Brand Group Volume quarterly report.
Brand Group Core Performance 2023
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