Volkswagen takes no.3 spot from Ford

Volkswagen announced today that it has joined the ranks of the world’s top three automakers (it’s comes in at the no.3 spot) taking a shot at FoMoCo saying “rival Ford had to settle for fourth position.”

“We are delighted that the Volkswagen Group has made it to the global automobile industry”s top three for the first time. This shows that we are on the right track with our ever-stronger international presence and, above all, our product program,” said Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen delivered 3.31 million vehicles in the first half of 2008, up 7.2 percent from the same period a year ago. FoMoCo follows behind with 3.22 million for the period.