Volkswagen Emerges Strong After 9 Months
The Volkswagen Group ended the first nine months of the year with worldwide deliveries up by 13.9 percent. Last year, Volkswagen had delivered 5.36 million units by September, this year, it is 6.11 million. If VW maintains the pace – and it has done so the whole year – then it could end the year with 8.4 million units. This would be in the same league as Toyota and GM in 2010.
We will know more about GM when it publishes its quarterly results some time next month, but we can expect a growth rate of a little less than 10 percent. With that, GM should end the year solidly as number one, followed by Volkswagen, with tsunami-swamped Toyota far behind in #3.