VW brand half year sales over 3 million cars

Thu Jul 3, 2014 3:57pm EDT
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POTSDAM Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE: Quote) sold more than three million cars of its VW brand in the first half of 2014, Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn said on Thursday.

It was the first time that global six months sales hit that level, Winterkorn said at a presentation of the new Passat model.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer, writing by Kirsti Knolle, editing by William Hardy)

Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn (R) and Brandenburg state premier Dietmar Woidke (L) smile during the launch of the new Volkswagen Passat in Potsdam July 3, 2014.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter