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Volkswagen: 2014 deliveries topped 10 million, 4.2% rise

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BERLIN (AP) - Volkswagen says it sold more than 10 million vehicles last year for the first time as strong performances in China and western Europe pushed deliveries 4.2% higher.

Volkswagen AG announced Sunday night that it delivered 10.14 million cars and trucks in 2014, up from 9.73 million the previous year. In December, the company - whose brands include Audi, Skoda and Seat - sold 857,600 vehicles, a 2.7 percent increase compared with a year earlier.

Last year's deliveries in Volkswagen's home European market rose 5.1 percent to 3.95 million. That increase was powered by higher sales in western Europe; sales in central and eastern Europe edged up 0.4% as deliveries in Russia dropped 12.7%.

Volkswagen's sales in China rose 12.4% to 3.68 million.

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