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VW brand sales up 3.4 percent in November on demand for new Golf

A VW Golf VII car is pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen (VOW3.DE) increased sales at its core passenger-car brand by 3.4 percent in November to 522,100 autos, powered by demand for the seventh-generation Golf hatchback, the company's best-selling model.

Eleven-month deliveries rose by the same margin to 5.40 million vehicles, Wolfsburg-based VW said in a statement on Tuesday, noting that the pending introduction of the new Golf in China and the United States may add "further momentum" to sales.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Victoria Bryan)