Volkswagen sells record number of cars in 2018

The German car and truck company Volkswagen sold a record number of vehicles last year, despite a difficult December month. Worldwide sales in 2018 amounted to more than 10.8 million vehicles, an increase of almost 1 percent compared to 2017.


The German car and truck company Volkswagen sold a record number of vehicles last year, despite a difficult December month. Worldwide sales in 2018 amounted to more than 10.8 million vehicles, an increase of almost 1 percent compared to 2017.

The company saw sales increase in all regions, with the exception of North America, due to weakness in Mexico. Records were obtained for the brands Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, Porsche and Lamborghini, while more trucks from the brands MAN and Scania were also sold.

However, the sale of luxury subsidiary Audi went down.

December turned out to be a difficult month for the Volkswagen group, with a sales decline of more than 8 percent. This was the result of a sharp drop in sales in China and minuses in Western Europe and the United States.

Sales Director Christian Dahlheim of Volkswagen stated that the second half of 2018 was not easy. The largest car manufacturer in Europe expects that there will also be headwinds this year on the car market.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/auto/5677748/volkswagen-verkoopt-recordaantal-autos-in-2018.html

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