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01/16/19
Models

Golf with the genes of a race car: Advance sales of Golf GTI TCR commence

The latest evolution of a true motoring icon – the Golf GTI – can now be ordered: the Golf GTI TCR. This 213 kW / 290 PS sports car can reach speeds of up to 260 km/h, and is fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), petrol particulate filter and highly exclusive equipment as standard. Price: EUR 38,950 (in Germany, incl. VAT.).
01/15/19
Company

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company Launch Global Alliance

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry.
01/14/19
Company

Location decision in North America: Volkswagen to build new generation of electric cars in Chattanooga

The Volkswagen brand is forging ahead consistently with its electric offensive and has now announced the first production location in North America. In future, the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee is to produce vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB, a new generation of electric cars. For this purpose, Volkswagen is investing about €700 million ($800 million) in the plant. The expansion of the plant will create up to 1,000 new jobs plus additional jobs at suppliers. The first electric car from Chattanooga is to roll off the production line in 2022. Over the next few years, eight MEB plants are to be developed in Europe, North America and China. Volkswagen is building up the production capacity needed to sell more than 1 million electric cars per year by 2025.
01/14/19
Volkswagen Group News

Rolf Woller named the new head of investor relations at TRATON

The TRATON GROUP, a company that was known as Volkswagen Truck & Bus until August 2018, has just added a key employee to its ranks as it prepares for a possible initial public offering (IPO): In January 2019, Rolf Woller (45) became Head of Investor Relations at the truck and bus division of Volkswagen AG, a segment that includes MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus. Before joining the company, Woller served for 12 years as the Head of Investor Relations at Continental. He was honored a number of times for his work there. He reports to TRATON CFO Christian Schulz.
01/11/19
Volkswagen Group News

New delivery record for Volkswagen Group in 2018

With 10.83 million vehicles delivered throughout the world, 0.9 percent more than in 2017, the Volkswagen Group set an all-time record. In many markets of the world, South America, Europe, the USA and China, both the deliveries and in some cases the market shares of the Volkswagen Group grew. With successful product offensives, the Group brands were able to more than compensate for the risks in individual regions such as the general economic uncertainty in China and the adverse effects of the WLTP changeover in Europe. Especially the Group’s new SUV models were strong growth drivers. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Škoda, Seat, Porsche and Lamborghini brands all set new deliveries records. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “Even though setting new records is no longer our primary goal, we are very pleased about this great result. Especially in the second half, things were not easy for us in 2018. It was possible to achieve this new deliveries record for the Group thanks to a combination of outstanding products and the high level of trust placed in us by our customers. In view of volatile geopolitical developments, our business will face an equally strong headwind in 2019. In my opinion, the Volkswagen Group is well-positioned to meet the upcoming challenges. We face the future with optimism.”
01/10/19
Company

Only at Volkswagen: customers can assemble their own e-Golf in the Transparent Factory in Dresden

Customers can now get a much closer look at their e-Golf during production. In the Transparent Factory, you can accompany your future vehicle a part of the way along the production line. Under the expert guidance of the factory’s employees, the customer is able to actively get involved at four stations, e.g. when installing the dash panel. Other places where the customer can experience the assembly of their vehicle include joining the drive train to the body (“marriage”) and installing the front radiator grille. With the new possibility of accompanying production, the Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden is expanding its range of services in respect of the electric mobility experience.
01/10/19
Company

Volkswagen sets new delivery record in 2018

Volkswagen set a new delivery record in 2018, handing over a total of 6.24 million vehicles worldwide for the full year, 0.2 percent more than in 2017. Positive delivery trends in South America (+13.1 percent), the USA (+4.2 percent) and Europe (+3.6 percent) offset considerable economic uncertainty in China, Argentina and Mexico as well as at times severe repercussions as a result of the changeover to WLTP in Western Europe. The SUV offensive along with numerous other new products from the brand proved to be key growth drivers. Volkswagen Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: “2018 was characterized by considerable uncertainty in some regions, especially in the second half of the year. Overall, though, we were able to combat this with a strong offensive of attractive new products and to offset the adverse effects. Our strategy has paid off. The new delivery record is the result of much hard work.” Volkswagen COO Ralf Brandstätter: “2019 will be another year of enormous challenges for the brand, above all in light of growing geopolitical risks. We must do our homework. Apart from volume growth, we will in future be focusing more closely on earnings performance than we have done in the past. This is about ensuring the long-term profitability of the Volkswagen brand.”
01/09/19
Volkswagen Group News

Education Award: Making the Volkswagen workforce fit for the future

The Volkswagen Group has presented the Education Award to five outstanding education projects. An international jury comprising over 100 members selected the best projects in the categories of digital learning formats in vocational training, digital learning formats in further education, technical transformation and cultural transformation. The Volkswagen Board Member for Human Resources, Gunnar Kilian, said: “The transformation of the automotive industry will only succeed if workforce qualification is precisely tailored to the new tasks – not just in terms of content, but also as regards methods. Volkswagen has top know-how in skills development, and our experts continue to work hard on cutting-edge projects. The Award is an incentive to deliver first-rate qualification for the transformation. And it underscores that Volkswagen continues to give high priority to modern, efficient and sustainable knowledge transfer.”
01/08/19
Volkswagen Group News

Volkswagen to become a power supplier

The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions – underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. Elli Group GmbH with headquar-ters in Berlin is to develop products and services connected with energy and charging for the brands of the Group.

Stories

01/16/19
Models

The most successful midsize car

The Passat is the most successful midsize car in the world. In 2019, it is set to become the first in its segment to cross the threshold of 30 million units sold.
01/15/19
Company

Volkswagen and Ford launch alliance

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry.
01/15/19
Technology

A triumph for the automatic

Revolution in carmaking: 15 years ago, Volkswagen introduced the first direct-shift gearbox. The DSG was the first large-scale series production automatic that was more efficient than a manual.

Background

11/06/18
Models

Tarok Concept – the world première

São Paulo International Motor Show 2018

Albums

YouTube
10/27/18

World Premiere of the all-new T-Cross – live from Amsterdam

The all-new T-Cross will join Volkswagen brand’s SUV programme in the small car segment this coming spring. Based on the modular transverse matrix, the new T-Cross offers greater practicality, diversity and safety. On October 25, 2018 we will broadcast the world premiere of the all-new T-Cross in Amsterdam. #VWTCross #MoreThan1Thing Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
10/26/18

T-Cross: world premiere of the small car SUV

World premiere in three cities on the same day and the presentation of the new testimonial for the Volkswagen T-Cross. The urban crossover model reveals itself to be an ideal companion in everyday life and beyond. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
10/25/18

The all-new T-Cross: First impressions from the world premiere

It is cool, it is intuitive, it is practical and it is safe. Here are the first impressions from the world premiere of the Volkswagen T-Cross in Amsterdam. Er ist cool, er ist intuitiv, er ist praktisch und er ist sicher. Hier sind erste Eindrücke der Weltpremiere des Volkswagen T-Cross in Amsterdam. ##Deutsch## Volkswagen ... Kein Video von Volkswagen mehr verpassen, hier geht's zum Abo: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Weitere Informationen zu Volkswagen finden Sie auf den Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ und auf Twitter: https://twitter.com/vwpress_de Hinweis nach Richtlinie 1999/94/EG in der jeweils gegenwärtig geltenden Fassung: Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO2-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem "Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen" entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern oder unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist. ###Englisch### Volkswagen ... Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.