D The company confirmed corresponding media reports on Tuesday (23.11.). The Wolfsburg are well equipped to overtake the two competitors from Japan and the USA by 2018 at the latest.
The gap to the competition is still great
Then VW wants to deliver 10 million cars to customers worldwide. At the moment, the gap between the car giants is still large. A forecast by the Center of Automotive Management in Bergisch Gladbach predicts 8.2 million vehicles will be sold for Toyota and GM this year, and slightly more than 7 million for VW.
Winterkorn cited the upswing as the reason for the rapid growth in sales in most major markets. The group benefits above all from the booming car sales in China and wants to invest heavily worldwide. Last Friday, the Supervisory Board announced that it wanted to invest 51.6 billion euros in production and development over the next 5 years.
The Wolfsburg-based company had already reported a record after the end of the third quarter they made more than five million cars.