Report on Expected Developments

Recovery in the automotive markets continues

The global economy and many automotive markets are expected to continue growing in 2012 and 2013, with the emerging markets playing a major role. The Volkswagen Group intends to exploit these opportunities with a large number of new models and technologies.

The following section describes the probable future development of the Volkswagen Group and the framework for this. We take opportunities and potential that arise into account in the Group’s planning process on an ongoing basis, allowing them to be promptly leveraged. The Volkswagen Group’s key business risks are explained in detail in the risk report.

Our forecasts are based on current estimates by third-party institutions. These include economic research institutes, banks, multinational organizations and consulting firms.

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