The automaker made deliveries of 490,000 passenger cars from April to June, a decline of 16% from the same period last year.
For the first half of this year, its cars division saw a 16% decline in sales, for a total of 998,000 deliveries.
Second-quarter sales declined the most in China, the most important single market, declining 25% to 163,700 vehicles, the automaker said.
However, the automaker is sticking with its 2022 forecast for a slight boost in sales compared with 2021, said a spokesperson. Regardless of concerns about increasing inflation, “customer demand remains high”, sales director Britta Seeger said.