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 VWgroup made more than 9.7 million sales in 2013, inching closer to its objectiveof unseating Toyota Motor Corporation as the world’s number one car and truckmanufacturer. With their army of emblems ranging from Seat, Skoda andSuzuki to Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Bugatti, the Germans also own Ducati motorcyclemanufacturer as well as MAN and Scania truck brands.
The Germans are coming to America as well, with NorthAmerican sales growing 5.6 percent in the last year to reach 888,800 units sold. In theU.S alone, VW grew by 2.6 percent. While the forecast for European and global economies remainsuncertain for 2014, VW expects to become the world’s largest seller ofautomobiles by 2018, with the U.S market representing an important share of thepie.