Worldwide Sales Hit Record In 2006
Jan. 7, 2007
Worldwide sales of Volkswagen vehicles hit a record 3.395 million in 2006, an increase of 10 percent over 2005, the automaker announced today.
Big increases occurred in Europe, Russia, China, the Asia-Pacific region, South America and South Africa.
"Growth was noticeably stronger for the Volkswagen brand than for the world market in 2006," commented Wolfgang Bernhard, VW brand chair. "Key markets recorded quite significant growth in some cases. With these record figures, Volkswagen has strengthened its position as one of the world's largest automakers.”
For 2007, growth spots look to be China, India and Russia, the latter where VW will open a new plant.
"We already made significant progress in customer satisfaction last year with improved vehicle quality and innovative service concepts, and will be continuing along this path with uncompromising determination," Bernhard said.
Also see: US And Canada Sales Up In 2006