Volkswagen sells 9.7 million units in 2013 – GM’s #2 rank endangered

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Volkswagen said today that it „delivered over 9.7 million vehicles to customers last year.” It did so with a little numbers-engineering, namely by counting the sales of its MAN and Scania brands, which it had not done before. That move however was widely expected, and frankly, many people asked why it wasn’t done earlier. Volkswagen is in firm possession of both companies, and if GM can count 1.5 million Wuling vans, made by a joint venture where GM is a minority shareholder, then Volkswagen has all the rights to count all trucks and buses made by companies where VW owns more than 75 percent of the shares. [Continue Reading]