Decent sales of vehicles such as the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat have helped the manufacturer record the best figures in its history.
Despite the recent economic conditions, the Volkswagen Group has revealed that it managed to meet its sales, earnings and sales revenue targets last year.
Also, it did so by recording its best ever figures, with sales revenue up by 4.5 per cent, unit sales increasing by 1.3 per cent and operating profit growing by three per cent in terms of year-on-year figures.
Professor Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said: "2008 was a good, a very successful year for Volkswagen.
"We made tremendous efforts throughout the entire company to achieve our ambitious targets and we achieved them. The Volkswagen Group kept its word."
According to What Car?, the Volkswagen Passat Saloon is "stylish, spacious, desirable and good to drive".
Furthermore, the review highlighted that the Passat offered "composed" handling and a comfortable ride, while the cost of the vehicle is not "outrageous".