Volkswagen Group is on course to achieve record sales in 2010 following a positive first six months of the year.
VW Group sold more than 3.5 million units across its Audi, Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Lamborghini and VW brands between January and June, a 15 per cent rise on 2009’s levels according to Group CEO Martin Winterkorn.
In 2009, VW Group sold 6.3m units. In 2010, Winterkorn believes the firm is capable of selling 7.0m units although he concedes this “will not be achieved easily”.
“Especially in Germany, business will become significantly harder in the second half of the year,” he said.
VW Group wants to become the world’s largest car company within the next 10 years, surpassing both Toyota and General Motors for unit sales.
By 2015, the firm expects to sell around 8m units annually, and 10m units by 2018.