Volkswagen overtook Toyota by the result of sales in 2017
The last year of 2017 was a record for the Volkswagen Group: more than ten and a half million cars were sold, and competitors, first of all Toyota, were left behind. Skoda and SEAT have become the most popular brands, Deutsche Welle reports with reference to Bild am Sonntag.
The result of 2017 exceeded that of 2016 by 200,000 units. While the data are preliminary, it is expected that the final figure will be even more – 10.7 million. Also, according to forecasts, a record turnover was registered – more than 220 billion euros, to a large extent due to the growth of sales in China.
The Volkswagen Group became the first automaker in history to sell three million cars in a single foreign country (China) within a calendar year.
The most popular brands of the German car maker in 2017 were Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen. Audi cars were sold less than expected.
It is worth noting that in 2016 Volkswagen managed to overtake Toyota too. 10.3 million VW’s cars were sold, which is almost 150,000 more than the Japanese competitor’s.
In the photo – The Volkswagen Golf, the most popular car in Europe