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Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group is the largest carmaker in Europe, selling vehicles under the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen marques. It also sells Ducati motorcycles and commercial vehicles under the MAN and Scania marques. The VW Beetle was its first bestselling model, and the Golf, launched after it stopped production of the Beetle, has become the third best-selling car of all time.

VW hasn't held the sales lead in China since 2004. Photo: AFP

VW battles with GM for top car sales in China

Volkswagen (VW) will vie with General Motors (GM) for the sales crown among foreign carmakers in China next year, gaining share as Japanese carmakers led by Toyota Motor struggle to recover amid a territorial dispute.