The Volkswagen Group has come out on top again, with total sales estimated to be around 10.7 million vehicles in 2017 according to German paper Bild am Sonntag, citing the automaker’s internal estimates. The group’s record vehicle delivery figures helped increase revenue above 220 billion euros (RM1.048 trillion) following the previous, 2016 record of 217 billion euros (RM1.034 trillion), the German paper added.

A spokesperson from the Volkswagen Group declined to comment, said Automotive News Europe, adding that the automaker group is due to publish its official 2017 group sales data later this month. The group sold a then-record 10.3 million vehicles in 2016 immediately following the diesel emissions scandal in 2015, and diesel models accounted for 12% of sales in the US in April 2016 following a stop-sale order.

Demand for the Group’s products has stormed the (diesel)gates, it appears. Meanwhile, closest rival Toyota expected to chart 10.35 million sales for 2017 across its Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino brands, the Japanese giant said last month. This represents a 2% increase from 2016, while Toyota also expects to sell 10.5 million vehicles this year.