Volkswagen has been active in all of the world’s major regions for many decades. Most vehicles are bought by customers in Europe and China, where we deliver around three quarters of our cars. Volkswagen is eager to retain the strong market position in China in the electric age. We also enjoy success on other continents. 2021 saw the Volkswagen brand return to making a profit in North and South America, and it is now sustainably profitable in these two world regions.
Our international success is down to both our electric models and our attractive, high-margin core products based on the modular transverse toolkit (MQB). Examples include the Taos in North and South America, the Atlas in the USA, and the Teramont in China. In Europe, the Golf was the best-selling car once again in 2021. As a global car, our electric SUV ID.4 has been a top seller in Europe and the USA since its launch.
Economically robust, profitable regions are a major success factor for us. And in the coming years we will continue to offer a product portfolio that is clearly tailored to the needs of the respective markets.