Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

VW beats Ford to become world's third largest automaker

Share this article

VW beats Ford to become world's third largest automaker
Photo: DPA
08:45 CEST+02:00
Volkswagen, the biggest European car maker, has passed US rival Ford to become the third biggest auto manufacturer in the world, behind General Motors and Toyota.

“The Volkswagen Group has taken its place among the world's top three automakers thanks to the Wolfsburg-based company's outstanding delivery figures in the first half of 2008,” the company announced in a statement late on Thursday. “Ford had to settle for fourth position.”

VW said that with first-half deliveries of 3.31 million vehicles, an annual increase of 7.2 percent, it had overtaken Ford, which it said had posted a comparable figure of 3.22 million.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

Is this the world's most international business school?

It's not just one of the world's leading business schools. It's also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement