German automaker Volkswagen has announced that it will create a new record by producing over 6 million vehicles in 2017.
Volkswagen has been the centre of attention in the past few years due to the dieselgate scandal. But now, the company has put aside all the negatives and achieved a new record.
Helping Volkswagen to achieve the production record are the models such as Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Polo. The recently launched Tiguan SUV and new models such as the new Polo, Arteon, and T-Roc also played their part in achieving the record.
In other markets such as China, the Santana has been a popular model for the company. Currently, Volkswagen produces vehicles at more than 50 plants in 14 countries, with its global product portfolio comprising of over 60 models.
In 2017, Volkswagen has launched more than ten new models across the globe. In the next few years the German automaker will revamp the entire product portfolio and expand the segment of SUV and e-mobility. By 2020, Volkswagen will offer 19 new SUVs throughout the world.
Volkswagen is also planning to launch a slew of electric vehicles from 2020. The new family of electric vehicles will consist of three models, the ID, ID Crozz and ID Buzz. By 2025, Volkswagen aims to have one million electric vehicles on the roads.
Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for Production and Logistics, Thomas Ulbrich said, "More than six million vehicles produced in 12 months - there is one thing that this shows above all: our plants and employees are continually improving their production competence."
Volkswagen has been in the headlines for the past few years due to the emission scandal. But now, the company has achieved a significant milestone by producing over 6 million vehicles in 2017. The German automaker also plans to introduce more vehicles in 2018. The company also aims to launch electric vehicles by 2020.