VW replaces GM as world’s second-biggest automaker
Europe’s largest carmaker, Volkswagen has sold a total of 9.73 million vehicles in 2013, overtaking General Motors (GM) to become the world’s second-biggest car maker after Japanese giant Toyota, AFP has reported. The figure covers all 12 of VW’s brands, including truck makers MAN and Scania, a VW spokesman said. “These are the definitive of all our brands. They are comparable with our rivals, who also include heavy trucks,” he said.