Volkswagen, Nissan, and Honda powering 2013 auto growth

Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen R-line, R-line, Beetle R-line, Red Beetle R-line, Silver Beetle R-line, Volkswagen bug, Volkswagen bug r-line

Volkswagen Gains

“VW brands are always major forces pretty much anywhere they sell cars around the globe, and the fact that they are not a major force in the U.S. market is a complete anomaly,” said Toprak, who is based in Santa Monica, California. “They see this as a big growth opportunity, and they have the resources, people and know-how behind them to substantiate their claims.”

Volkswagen and GM chased Toyota for leadership in global auto sales through the first nine months of 2012, the most recent data available. The Toyota City, Japan-based automaker led through three quarters with 7.4 million deliveries, followed by GM at 6.95 million and Volkswagen at 6.9 million.

Toyota’s U.S. market share in 2013 may remain at 14.4 million, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Toyota added 1.5 percentage points of share last year, followed by Tokyo-based Honda’s gain of 0.8 percentage point.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s