With 9.7 million worldwide sales in 2013, VW threatens Toyota’s dominance as ruler of the auto world
Marching with its plethora of brands and models, the VW group made more than 9.7 million sales in 2013, inching closer to its objective of unseating Toyota Motor Corporation as the world’s number one car and truck manufacturer. With their army of emblems ranging from Seat, Skoda and Suzuki to Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Bugatti, the Germans also own Ducati motorcycle manufacturer as well as MAN and Scania truck brands.
The Germans are coming to America as well, with North American sales growing 5.6 percent in the last year to reach 888,800 units sold. In the U.S alone, VW grew by 2.6 percent. While the forecast for European and global economies remains uncertain for 2014, VW expects to become the world’s largest seller of automobiles by 2018, with the U.S market representing an important share of the pie.