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Volkswagen Claims Second Place for 2013 Global Sales

GM slides to third spot…sort of.

by on Jan.31, 2014

Volkswagen is laying claim to selling the second-most vehicles in 2013 behind Toyota and ahead of GM.

Volkswagen AG reported it sold 9.73 million vehicles worldwide in 2013, which puts it in second place for the year well behind Toyota and slightly ahead of General Motors.

Toyota sold 9.98 million units and while finishing third, GM sold 9.71 million cars and trucks. However, VW’s claim to second place isn’t quite so…simple.

The Last Word!

The VW Group has more than a dozen brands across the world including Audi, Skoda, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Seat. (more…)

Volkswagen Moving Closer To Global Top Spot

VW could soon displace sales leader Toyota.

by on Aug.18, 2010

The success of the new Jetta could determine whether VW ousts Toyota as global sales chief.

New numbers from Volkswagen indicate the German automaker is moving closer to displacing Toyota as the world’s top automaker.

The Volkswagen Group reported from its headquarters in Wolfsburg that it sold more than 4 million vehicles between January and July, representing a 13.7% increase.  As a result, Europe’s largest automaker continued to out-perform the overall market, inching closer to the top spot.

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Performance Plus!

In the last direct comparison between VW and Toyota at the end of June, the Japanese auto giant had the lead having sold 3.862 million vehicles to VW’s 3.598 million.  However, VW, which has never kept secret its desire to replace Toyota as the world’s largest automaker, has plenty of momentum, including record sales in China.

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