The best in the world
The biggest European car manufacturers have said that they expect to overtake Toyota as the world’s largest car producer by 2018. With results like this, they may even achieve that goal quicker than expected. Some experts have anticipated that happening before the end of the year, never mind waiting until 2018.
Jonathan Browning, the President and CEO of Volkswagen America, said “As the all-new Passat and Beetle start to enter the market place, demand for Volkswagen vehicles has already exceeded last year’s annual volume in the first 10 months of the year, ”
Success on the Passat
The Volkswagen Passat Sedan managed to sell 5,040 cars in October alone. That represents a brilliant performance in terms of sales and is the model’s best performing month since December 2005.
Official Volkswagen American sales figures
|Volkswagen Model||October 2011 sales||October 2010 sales||Change in %||January to October 2011||January to October 2010||Change in %|
|Complete Golf range||2,545||1,905||33.6%||29,587||24,130||22.6%|
|Complete Jetta range||13,058||11,958||9.2%||150,046||99,065||51.5%|
Volkswagen USA have made a huge effort to adjust their models towards meeting that of American customers needs. They have done that by making more fuel efficient models with plenty of extras. Models this year have seen major improvements. They have clearly added a great amount of appeal to American motorists.
The American automotive market is one that represents huge potential. It is the second largest in the world behind China and could be very profitable for Volkswagen if they continue to improve.