Volkswagen still has its eyes set on becoming the top global automaker by 2018, and to get there, it's apparently going to need more boots on the ground. Automotive News Europe is reporting that VW is looking to increase its staff by 50,000 over the next five years – an increase of nine percent – which does not include an increase in its US dealer network.

According to the report, a majority of the growth will come from China where the automaker is also looking to double its production capacity in the same time frame. The Volkswagen Group is already expected to rival General Motors for the top sales spot in China this year, and such a rapid expansion in the region could make a good springboard for sales increases in other countries.

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      I love my VW and here's why: 1. It drives like a German car (my GTI was built in Germany). 2. Easy and cheap to tune. 3. 45k miles and so far I've only done maintenance and replaced 2 of the engine coils @ $20/each. 4. For a car I bought CPO for $20k, it has the following items that are normally found on more expensive cars: direct injection, twin clutch, electromagnetic steering, linked suspension, bluetooth+touchscreen hi-fi. Honestly, for the money I spent I couldn't get a better car/drive from any other company.
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      you dont know what ive done !!!! where ive been !!!! how long it took to get there !!!
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        VW already reported 9.6% increase in sales for March compared to last year. VW has been talking a lot for the past 5 years, but they have also delivered every year so far. That's even with their largest market (Europe) having problems not seen clearly back then. Even so they have been able to increase their workforce and have seen record profits.
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