Volkswagen sells two million vehicles since January

14th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

German auto company Volkswagen said on Tuesday it has sold more than two million vehicles between January and May, a twelve percent boost in sales from the same period last year.

The Volkswagen marque sold 2.09 million vehicles in five months against 1.86 million units in 2010, the company said in a statement.

Nearly a third of those vehicles were sold in China -- 714,200 -- a 15 percent increase from last year.

In the United States -- where Volkswagen just opened a new factory in Tennessee -- it saw nearly 20 percent sales growth in the period.

There was only a timid increase in sales of 3.6 percent in Germany.

In 2010, more than half of sales for the Volkswagen group -- which includes companies like Audi, Seat and Skoda -- were made by Volkswagen.

© 2011 AFP

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