Volkswagen trounces GM in China

Winterkorn in Shanghai

Winterkorn in Shanghai

GM is no longer the world’s largest automaker. As a substitute, GM was proud to be China’s largest automaker. After all, China is the world’s largest auto market. GM lost that title also.  Volkswagen has trounced GM in China.

Winterkorn in Shanghai

Winterkorn in Shanghai

Volkswagen is yet to announce global sales data on a group level.

Sales in China 2013
Volkswagen Passenger 2,510,000
Audi 491,989
Porsche
37,425
Bentley
2,191
Skoda 227,000
Volkswagen Commercial 0
Total Volkswagen Grp 3,256,937
Total China GM 3,160,377

We tallied-up 2013 China sales by Volkswagen brands as reported by Volkswagen so far.  A few minor imports could be missing. According to this preliminary tally, the Volkswagen Group is ahead of GM by approximately 100,000 units. Official group level data are expected from Volkswagen within a few days.