Winterkorn: Volkswagen to sell more than 7 million cars in 2010

2011 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen AG is steaming ahead in its bid to overtake Toyota as the world’s leading auto manufacturer by 2018, and expects to sell more than 7 million cars this year; a personal best. “The Volkswagen Group is benefiting disproportionately from the upswing in the most important car markets,” CEO Martin Winterkorn said.

This year’s sales figure tops last year’s record high of 6.29 million units.

Winterkorn said that new delivery records represent important milestones for the implementation of the company’s ‘Strategy 2018’; the plan by which the group intends to sell more than 10 million units annually by that year.

– By: Stephen Calogera

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