Volkswagen on track to break last year's sales record

Volkswagen, which last year vied for the title of world's largest carmaker, says it is on track to beat that performance with a new annual sales record — despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests.

Sales head Christian Dahlheim said Friday that "we are confident" 2018 will end with a figure slightly above the previous record from 2017, when the company sold 10.74 million vehicles.

November sales figures left Volkswagen with 9.92 million vehicles sold during the first 11 months. That was up 1.8 percent over the same period last year, when the company sold 9.74 million vehicles across its brands, which include Audi, Skoda, SEAT, and...