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REPORT: VW takes over #1 carmaker slot, sings "Wir sind die Meister, mein Freund"

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Nov 10th, 2009 at 7:55AM

It was a little more than a year ago when Volkswagen, because of Porsche's stock market finagling, briefly became the most valuable company in the world. This was just after it passed Ford for the number three slot in global sales. Now the big company that could – powered by the little car that could – has passed Toyota to take the number one slot as the world's largest automaker. Of course, there is some number play involved once again. We're talking about the combined entity VW-Porsche, which has built 4.4 million cars to date, which is roughly 400,000 beyond Toyota's mark.... Read More

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