US company General Motors outsold German manufacturer Volkswagen in the first quarter of 2013 with a slight margin of around 90,000 vehicles. Both brands released their first quarter sale figure this week, at the same reporting increases of more than three percent compared to the same time span last year.
GM delivered 2.36 million cars delivered worldwide from January through March, with Chevrolet
marking its tenth consecutive quarter of record sale, which translates into an overall increase of 3.6 percent. While gaining 5 percent in global sales, Volkswagen came short of GM with about 90,000 vehicles, sending 2.27 million vehicles to their customers.
Last year’s best selling automaker, Toyota, has yet to report first quarter sales, saying it will post their number next week. While the Japanese company is expected to lead, yet again, global sales, it will be interesting to find out how larg the gap General Motors and Volkswagen have to fill really is.
In 2012, Toyota sold 9.75 million cars, while GM and Volkswagen delivered 9.29 and 9.1 million vehicles respectively.
Story via Autoblog