China is Volkswagen’s largest single market, where the brand delivered 2.4 million vehicles in 2021 and maintained its market leadership as the No.1 choice for Chinese customers. In 2021 alone, 5 ID. family models – ID. 3, ID.4 CROZZ, ID.4 X, China-exclusive ID.6 X and ID.6 CROZZ were launched in China. With two state of the art MEB plants in Foshan and Anting in place, making an annual production capacity of up to 600,000 units, Volkswagen’s transformation towards electrification has moved to the next level. In parallel, Volkswagen continues to enhance its software competencies to offer Chinese customers tailor-made, digital experiences. In 2022, Over-the-Air Updates will be available in China with new functions and greater comfort. With its ACCELERATE strategy, Volkswagen consistently advances its further development into a software-oriented mobility provider. CARIAD, Volkswagen Group’s automotive software company, is setting up its organization in China in 2022 as well.
Meet the V.MO – Volkswagen Group China unveils state-of-the-art passenger drone prototypeVolkswagen Group China today unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. In 2020, Volkswagen Group China launched a Vertical Mobility project to explore the next generation of mobility solutions, including the urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace. After intensive research, conceptual work, and development, the project team has now developed its first validation model – the V.MO. This initial prototype has also been nicknamed the ‘Flying Tiger’ due to its distinctive black and gold livery, which was painted to commemorate its launch in the Year of the Tiger.
Start of construction of new electric car plant in ChinaVolkswagen Group China has begun construction of an all-new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui recently. As the third of the Group’s pure-electric vehicle manufacturing facilities in China, following completion of the Anting (SAIC VW) and Foshan (FAW-VW) plants, the Volkswagen Anhui plant will be powered by green energy from day one. Due for completion mid-2022, the plant is set for start of production in the second half of 2023. The plant is another cornerstone of Volkswagen’s global e-mobility push. By 2025, Volkswagen Group China plans to deliver up to 1.5 million new energy vehicles (NEVs) per year.
SUV offensive in China: Volkswagen reveals 6 new cars at Auto Shanghai, including 3 world premieresVolkswagen continues to diversify its portfolio in the Chinese market. Six highlight cars – including three world premieres – will be presented at Auto Shanghai (April 21–28, 2021). Five of them will be SUVs, like the fully-electric ID.6 X and ID.6 CROZZ models.