Volkswagen sells record 6.24 million VW vehicles in 2018
At the same time, trade disputes with China driven by US President Donald Trump's 'America First' policies have caused uncertainty in the global auto industry.
The numbers do not include sales under the Audi, Porsche, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Seat brands, which are also owned by Volkswagen.
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