Volkswagen brand sales rise 8 pct in July

BERLIN, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Volkswagen boosted deliveries of its key VW brand by around 8 percent in July to over 280,000 units, marketing chief Michael Kern said on Thursday.

That brought unit sales in the first seven months of the year to 1.96 million, up 12.8 percent, he said at a company event in Berlin. He said the Polo and Passat models were doing especially well.