GERMANY: Brazil to exceed Germany in VW sales

By just-auto.com editorial team | 4 July 2008

Volkswagen says it will sell more vehicles in Brazil than in its home market of Germany this year.

The head of VW Brazil made the remark to financial daily Boersen-Zeitunga newspaper on Friday.

Brazil will thus become the group's second biggest market, after China, while Germany will slip to number three, Thomas Schmall told the paper.

The report also quoted VW technical director Ulrich Hackenberg as saying: "After China, South America is the great growth market and we are well positioned there because we have been producing for a long time in Brazil and we design models specifically for the South American market."

One such car is the Gol, a small vehicle that is one of VW's best selling models on the continent.

See also: GERMANY: New Gol to be produced at two plants in Brazil