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VW aims to double its U.S. customer base in 3 to 4 years
Another bold claim from Volkswagen came today in Detroit, where Stefan Jacoby, president of Volkswagen U.S., said the company plans to straight up double its U.S. sales in the next two to three years.
"We will sell 400,000 to 450,000 vehicles in 2012-2013," Jacoby said. Volkswagen sold 213,454 vehicles in 2009 (the entire VW Group -- which includes Audi -- sold almost 300,000).
Jacoby didn't stop there, saying the company expects U.S. sales around 800,000 by 2018, thanks to a resurgent economy and industrywide car sales reaching up to 15 million by that time. Local production and a bolstered and expanded VW dealership infrastructure in the United States were also noted as integral in reaching that goal.
In the short term, Jacoby expects overall car sales of 11 million to 11.5 million next year, with compacts and midsize sedans seeing the most growth.
(Source: Automotive News).
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