As a car enthusiast, or a common-man following auto industry, my concerns lies elsewhere : strategy, product, safety, pollution, et al !
Should we all not focus on quality, rather than 'quantity' ?!
Sometime back, at the peak of the recall crisis (or immediately thereafter?!), Toyota said they would not chase sales-numbers, but profitability and other related numbers! Perhaps, yes... first safety, of course !
So... back to numbers!!
- VW brands will be helped by Chinese recovery, though the much-preferred Audi may see a drop, thanks to the situation arising out of corruption in establishments. 'Aam Admi' waking up there too, to the malaise of corruption in political admin !!
- Chinese auto market may grow in double digits, 10%-ish !
- VW, riding on the basket of brands, will most likely hit 2.7 million cars, compared to 2.65 million cars by GM ( in China)
Big opportunity for Skoda, along with VW ( Polo, Vento and pls introduce more models) to strengthen position. Roads are a big focus in 12th plan.
VW Races With GM for 2013 China Crown - Businessweek