12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group-The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and commercial vehicles. Historically, the journey of Volkswagen started on May 28th, 1937, and along with business development, Volkswagen has become the one of the leaders in automotive industries which has some popular brands including Škoda, SEAT/CUPRA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Man, Scania, Navistar, and Ducati. Furthermore, as of 2023, total employees were around 116 thousand people across the nations.

Financially based on balance sheet and income statement in Volkswagen Group Annual Report in 2023, this company has total assets reached EURO 600 billion with liabilities around EURO 410 billion. In the business performance in 2023, the total company’s sales reached Euro 322 billion with total net earning around EURO 17.9 million.Specifically, in 2023, total vehicle sales of Volkswagen Group from all brands achieved 9.36 million units and total vehicle deliveries to its customers was 9.2 million units.

Best-Selling Cars/Vehicle from Volkswagen Group

As one of the leading companies in car-making industries, Volkswagen group has some popular brands. Basically, these brands were produced and delivered to their customers in enormous amounts. By the way, many people in the world probably know about these brands. Here is the rank of 12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group. All the data were obtained from Volkswagen Group Annual Report in 2023.

Table Rank of 12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

RanksBrandsVehicle Deliveries in 2023
Thousand Units
1Volkswagen Passenger Cars4,846
2Audi 1,895
5Volskwagen Commercial Vehicle 409
6Porsche 320
7MAN 117
8Scania 102
10Volkswagen Truck and Bus32
Source : Volkswagen Group Annual Report, 2023

This table above shows the most popular brand from Volkswagen group. Specifically, we also described these brands in the brief explanation. Here is the brief description of 12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

1. Volkswagen Passenger Cars     

Volkswagen Passenger Cars- 12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen passenger cars still become the main contributors of Volkswagen Group in 2023 based on its delivery products. According to Volkswagen Group Annual report in 2023, the vehicle deliveries of Volkswagen passenger cars reached 4,846 thousand units. Specifically, in 2023, according to its annual report in 2023, some popular models of Volkswagen passengers’ cars included Tiguan, Polo/ Virtus/ Nivus/ Taigo, Passat/Magotan, Jetta/Sagitar, Golf, and T-Rock with production of these models reached 633 thousand units, 591 thousand units, 498 thousand units, 309 thousand units, and 289 thousand units, respectively.

2. Audi             

AUDI- one of the popular brands from Volkswagen Group

Audi still become one of the most popular brands from Volkswagen Group in 2023. Based on its performance in 2023, total vehicle deliveries of Audi in 2023 reached 1,895 thousand units. Historically, the journey of Audi started in 1899 and August Horch was recognized as the founder. In 1964, Volkswagen acquired 50% of Audi shareholders. Menanwhile, culturally, the logo of Audi was described into 4 rings. Basically, it symbolizes the merger of four automobile manufacturers based in the German state of Saxony namely Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer and these company later merged and into Auto Union AG. Specifically, based on its production, Q5, A6, A3, A4, and Q3 are some of the popular models of Audi. As of 2023, the production of Q5, A6, A3, A4, and Q3 reached 334 thousand, 257 thousand, 246 thousand, 237 thousand, and 233 thousand units, respectively.

3. Skoda         

Skoda- one of the popular brands from Volkswagen Group

Overall, the total delivery vehicle of Skoda in 2023 reached 867 thousand units. Historically, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement founded this company. In the beginning, this company started to produce the slavia bicycle. Later, they manufacture car in in 1905 under the name Voiturette. In the year 1991, a joint-venture partnership which made Volkswagen bought 30% shareholders of Skoda in 1991. Later, on December 11th, 1995, Volkswagen acquired 70% of Skoda’s shareholders. On 30 May 2000, Volkswagen AG bought the remaining 30% of the company, thus making Škoda Auto as a wholly owned subsidiary of the group. Specifically, some of the popular SKODA models include Octavia, Rapid/Scala, Fabia, Kodiaq, and Karoq/Kamid. Furthermore, according to Volkswagen Annual Report in 2023, total production of Octavia, Rapid/Scala, Fabia, Kodiaq, Karoq/Kamiq reached 205 thousand, 172 thousand, 114 thousand, 107 thousand, and 102 thousand units.


SEAT- One of the most best-selling Cars from Volkswagen Group

SEAT S.A. or commonly known as Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is Passenger manufacture company which has primary office in Martorell, Catalonia, Spain. Historically, this SEAT was founded on May 1950 by joint-venture among Spain’s government-owned Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), Spanish private banks, and Fiat. Until 1986, Spanish government sold SEAT to the Volkswagen Group.  Until 2023, based on Volkswagen Group Annual Report, the delivery cars of SEAT reached 519 thousand units. According to Volkswagen annual report in 2023, Arona, Ibiza, Ateca, and Leon are some of the popular models of SEAT. Specifically, the production of Arona, Ibiza, Ateca, and Leon reached 76 thousand, 74 thousand, 69 thousand, and 40 thousand units, respectively.

5. Volskwagen Commercial Vehicle         

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle

VW Commercial Vehicles have a wide choice of quality vans, pickup trucks, and passenger carriers. As of 2023, according to the annual report of Volkswagen Group in 2023, the vehicle deliveries of Volkswagen commercial achieved 409 thousand units. More specifically, some of the popular of Volkswagen commercial models consist of Transporter, Caravelle/multivan/combi/California, Crafter/Grand California, and Caddy Combi with production in 2023 reaching 81 thousand, 81 thousand, 70 thousand, and 45 thousand, respectively.

6. Porsche     

Porsche- one of the luxury Car Brands From Volkswagen Group

Porsche was founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931 in Stuttgart, Germany with has central office in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. Porches are commonly known as luxury, high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans. As of 2023, Porsche can deliver the vehicle reaching 320 thousand units. Based on its model, according to Volkswagen Annual Report in 2023, some of the popular Porsche models are Cayenne, Macan, 900 Coupe/Cabriolet, and Taycan with production achieving 95 thousand, 87 thousand, 55 thousand, and 39 thousand units, respectively.

7. MAN            

MAN- one of the best Trucks cars from Volkswagen

Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg or Commonly known as MAN was founded on 1758 and has headquarters in Munich, Germany. To date, The MAN was fully owned by Traton (the heavy commercial vehicle owned by Volkswagen AG). Until 2023, The deliveries of MAN reached 117 thousand units. Specifically, trucks and buses still have huge production reaching 84 thousand units and 5.2 thousand units in 2023.

8. Scania        

SCANIA- one of the Popular Trucks Model Brands From Volkswagen Group

SCANIA AB is Sweden Automotive company started the journey on business since 1911 as the merger between Södertälje-based Vabis and Malmö-based Maskinfabriks-aktiebolaget Scania. Until  January 1st, 2015, Volkswagen controlled 100% of the shares in Scania AB Operationally, SCANIA still has head office in Södertälje, Sweden. Commonly, Scania is still popular for producing commercial vehicles—specifically heavy lorries, trucks, and buses. Statistically, the vehicle deliveries of Scania in 2023 reached 102 thousand units.

9. Navistar     

Navistar- One of the Truck Brands From Volkswagen Group

Navistar International Corporation is an American holding company as the result of merger between McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and the Deering Harvester Company in 1902. On July 1, 2021, Volkswagen Group through Traton successfully completed takeover of all shares in Navistar. Operationally, this company still has central office in Lisle, Illinois, U.S.A. As of 2023, Navistar delivers vehicles of 86 thousand units.

10. Volkswagen Truck and Bus      

Volswagen Truck and Bus

Volkswagen Truck and Bus   are still becoming one of the main products of Volkswagen Group. As of 2023, the delivery vehicle of Volkswagen Truck and Bus reached 32 thousand units.

11. Bentley    

Bentley- One of the luxury Car Model From Volkswagen Group

Bentley Motors Limited was founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London. Operationally, this company has its primary office, in Crewe, England. Since 1998, Bentley has become a subsidiary company of the Volkswagen Group. Based on the performane, as of 2023, they can deliver around 14 thousand units of its vehicles. Specifically, according to Volkswagen Group annual report in 2023, Some of the popular models of Bentley in 2023 includes Bentayga, Continental GT, Flying Spur. Specifically, the production of Bentayga, Continental GT, and Flying Spur reached 5.5 thousand units, 4.1 thousand units, and 3.1 thousand units.

12. Lamborghini       

Lamborghini- One of the Luxury Car Models From Volkswagen Group

Automobili Lamborghini is Italian manufacture of Luxury sport Cars and SUVs. Historically, Ferruccio Lamborghini founded this company in 1963. Until 1998, Volkswagen Group acquired Lamborghini from Mycom Setdco and V’Power. Operationally, this company has central office in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. According to Volkswagen Grup annual report in 2023, the vehicle delivery of Lamborghini reached 10 thousand units. Specifically, there are some popular models of Lamborghini. This includes Urus, Huracan, and Aventador with production 5.8 thousand, 3.7 thousand, and 166 units in 2023.

The Summary of 12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

The Summary of 12 World's Most Popular Vehicle From Volkswagen Group

Reference of 12 World’s Most Popular Vehicle Brands from Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group. 2024. Volkswagen Group Annual Report 2023. Accessed via https://www.volkswagen-group.com/en/publications/more/annual-report-2023-2671 on May 22nd, 2024.

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