Volkswagen overtaking Ford

Posted on Sunday, 31 August 2008 , 01:08:11 byEmil

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Volkswagen overtaking Ford

Volkswagen is on the top 3 now among the world`s carmakers sending Ford down on the 4th position. On 2009 in the first half Volkswagen has sold 3.31 million cars, a raise of 7.2 %, moving up to 3rd place on the global auto sales ranking plus overtaking the rival Ford, that announced car sales of 3.22 million this period.

"We are delighted that the Volkswagen Group has made it to the global automobile industry’s top three for the first time. This shows that we are on the right track with our ever-stronger international presence and, above all, our product program. We will systematically push ahead with our growth course even in the present difficult market environment," said Dr. Martin Winterkorn, the Chairman of the Board of Management at Volkswagen AG.

Having 3.31 million cars delivered on 2008, the first half, Volkswagen Group raised deliveries on the first 6 months of the year with 7.2 %, moving up to 3rd place on the global car sales ranking overtaking Ford.