The Year 2014 was a good year for Volkswagen, managed to become the largest automaker in the world for the first time in history!
The analysis Agency “focus2move” made a calculation by analyzing the 110 world markets following which the Germans were ranked to be the first in the sales volume.
Thus, VW managed to sell 9.91 million cars in 2014, with a share of 11.6% of all new cars sold in the world!
Success is largely due to sales growth Audi and Skoda which in 2014 managed to increase its sales volume by 9.3 and 10.2% respectively. Volkswagen, however, as an automobile brand, grew by only 2.4%.
The fight for the largest automaker in the world is a fierce and lasts for decades. GM held the supremacy until 2008 when he entered in the financial crisis. Since 2009 the leadership concern went Toyota managed to remain at the forefront for 5 years. However, in 2014, the Japanese have sold 9.81 million cars or 100 000 units less than VW, which allowed the Germans to become a leader!
Recall that the total global market for the new sold cars is estimated at 86.5 million units or 2.5 million more than in 2013!