Looks like it’s good news again for the Volkswagen Group. Its core brand, Volkswagen, has finally breached the six million manufacturing mark in 2017 – a first for the company.

This production milestone is contributed primarily by its all-time best-sellers, such as the Jetta, Golf, Passat and Polo. Growth is also backed by the strong demand for newer models like the Tiguan, T-Roc and the sleek Arteon, whereas the Santana remains a strong performer in the Chinese market.

“More than six million vehicles produced in 12 months – there is one thing that this shows above all: our plants and employees are continually improving their production competence,” said Thomas Ulbrich, board member of Volkswagen. “We have top teams in production which successfully master growing demand from customers.”

In total, Volkswagen has more than 50 production facilities located in 14 countries, with a global product portfolio of over 60 models. Last year, the company introduced 10 new global models, and its ageing portfolio is expected to be refreshed with new models in the coming years. Apparently, by 2020, there will be 19 SUVs made for the global market, and 40% of its model range will be comprised of SUVs and crossovers.

At the turn of the decade, Volkswagen will roll out a family of all-electric vehicles based on the brand new MEB platform. Such cars include the likes of the I.D., the I.D. Crozz and the I.D. Buzz. As part of the new, large-scale Roadmap E strategy, the automaker plans to sell one million Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) by 2025.

To recap, the VW Group’s Roadmap E promises that around one in four new vehicles produced by the group will be a full EV. This could mean up to three million EVs a year, and Volkswagen is looking to electrify its entire model portfolio by 2030. The company has invited tenders for one of the largest purchasing volumes ever, with plans to spend over 50 billion euros on battery cells.