Volkswagen has managed to out perform both predictions and the rest of the automotive market in general this year. Early reports for sales show that Volkswagen has increased sales by 10.4%, and will ship around 8.8 million vehicles for the year. Despite setting a new record for production, Volkswagen is prepared for challenges ahead.
Volkswagen is starting an aggressive campaign to encourage North American drivers to embrace clean Turbo Diesel technology. These Volkswagen vehicles are generally 18% more efficient than equivalent gas powered engines, meaning large gas saving at the gas pump and less fuel consumed overall.
Volkswagen also has plans to expand rapidly into the growing Chinese market. Soon, China will be the biggest auto consumer in the world. At the current rate of growth, Volkswagen could challenge the current largest automaker in the world, Toyota, and second-ranked General Motors, in terms of annual production, by the year 2018, if not sooner.
The Volkswagen Group is made up of Volkswagen, Audi, Bently, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, and Ducati brands. The Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, and Passat exist in the top 10 best selling cars of all time. The Volkswagen brand was founded in 1937.
Larry Roesch Volkswagen is a local Chicagoland Volkswagen dealer based in Bensenville, a northwestern suburb of the city. The Larry Roesch dealership stocks the full lineup of current Volkswagens, a selection of used vehicles, and offers repair and parts services. To find out more about the Volkswagen vehicles that have launched the German automaker towards the top of the market, contact Larry Roesch Volkswagen.