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Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line
07/03/20

The new Tiguan is available to order now

Volkswagen is launching the presales of the new Tiguan straight after its world premiere. Volkswagen brand’s best-seller will now not only feature a sharper exterior design, the vehicle will also come with a host of technical innovations: The different powertrain options have an array of sustainable innovations. New control and assist systems guarantee even more convenience and the Tiguan brings a wide range of online-based services and functions on board thanks to the next generation of Infotainment system (MIB3). Four engine and gearbox combinations are initially available to order for the new Tiguan, the entry-model price for the Tiguan (1.5 l TSI engine generating 96 kW / 130 PS with 6-speed manual gearbox) is €28,205.55 in Germany.

Major donation by Volkswagen complete

All the medical supplies which the Volkswagen Group is donating within the framework of its coronavirus support have now arrived in Germany. The final consignment has been shipped from China to Germany. All in all, the donation includes almost 10 million face masks, 6 million pairs of disposable gloves, 300,000 sets of protective clothing, 200,000 protective goggles, 10,000 infrared thermometers and 250,000 liters of disinfectants.

Change in Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Effective August 1, 2020, Dr. Alexandra Baum-Ceisig has been appointed Member of the Board Management of FS AG responsible for HR & Organization. She succeeds Christiane Hesse, who is retiring for age reasons.

Computer Vision to make production within the Volkswagen Group even more efficient

In production, the Volkswagen Group is continuously moving ahead with future-oriented technologies and digitalization. “Industrial Computer Vision” image recognition and processing technology is to help improve productivity in production by 30 percent from 2016 to 2025. “The use of this technology offers considerable potential for making our production plants even more efficient. By 2024, we already expect cost reductions running into the double digit million euro range throughout the group,” says Gerd Walker, Head of Volkswagen Group Production. “The focus is on applications which we can develop at one location and then roll out throughout the Group.” The first two Computer Vision solutions from Porsche and Audi are currently being prepared for Group-wide rollout and connection to the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud.
07/01/20

Electrified and energised: world premiere of the new Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful Sports Utility Vehicle and one of the top-selling SUVs in the world. More than six million units have been produced to date. In 2019, the Tiguan was again the most popular model of the brand and entire Volkswagen Group, with around 911,000 units produced. Volkswagen is now showcasing a comprehensive update of the best-selling vehicle as part of its world premiere. Ralf Brandstätter who has today been appointed the new CEO of the Volkswagen brand: “We launched our global SUV strategy with the second-generation Tiguan in 2016. It served as the basis for many successful models worldwide. Volkswagen is now taking the next step by electrifying, digitalising and networking the new Tiguan. This will equip the compact SUV to handle the challenges of the modern era.”

Note to editors: Changes at Volkswagen Communications

Changes at Volkswagen Communications: Nicole Mommsen takes over as Head of Corporate Communications for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen brand effective August 1, 2020. She succeeds Dr. Marc Langendorf, who left the company at his own request on May 1, 2020. Nicole Mommsen reports to Peik von Bestenbostel, Head of Volkswagen Group Communications. Communications is also realigning its management structure in light of the recent changes in the Volkswagen brand Board of Management. The new Head of Communications at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand effective July 1, 2020, is Robin Aschhoff. In this function, he reports to the CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Ralf Brandstätter.

Volkswagen ends short-time working in Germany

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Group Components brands plan to discontinue short-time working at their German plants until further notice from July 1, 2020. This concerns the plants at Brunswick, Chemnitz, Emden, Hanover, Kassel, Osnabrück, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg. Short-time working at Dresden and Zwickau had already come to an end some time ago. Thanks to the opening of dealerships and the sales promotion offerings, the order situation has recently developed in a positive way. “However, it remains extremely difficult to predict further developments. We will therefore keep a close eye on the situation in order to react in line with demand,” said Arne Meiswinkel, Head of Group HR Policy and Steering.
06/30/20

Volkswagen provides journalists with facts, figures and data concerning the 77th German Cup Final

On Saturday, the German DFB Cup Final match between FC Bayern Munich and Bayer 04 Leverkusen will take place at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. As an official partner of this traditional tournament, as well as the German Football Association (DFB), Volkswagen will provide sports journalists with a comprehensive data kit as in previous years. This is now available for download at www.volkswagen-newsroom.de/en in both German and English.

TRATON CEO Andreas Renschler sees increasing flexibility and focus as positive repercussions of the coronavirus crisis

At the “Summer of Purpose” in Munich, Andreas Renschler spoke about the key lessons the commercial vehicle manufacturer with the Scania, MAN, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands had taken from the coronavirus crisis to date. “The experience from the coronavirus pandemic will strengthen our resilience as a society because we’ve become more flexible and even more focused. The same goes for the TRATON GROUP,” said Andreas Renschler, CEO of TRATON and member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, at the event, the idea for which came from the Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. “The lockdown has clearly demonstrated the speed with which we can adapt when we need to,” added Renschler.

Stories

07/03/20

A production facility that has become part of the family

When the Volkswagen plant in Salzgitter went into operation half a century ago, Georg Schoske was already an old hand at the company. “I had been manufacturing the Beetle in Wolfsburg since 1962. It was fun. But when Salzgitter opened, you didn’t have to ask me for long,” the 81-year-old recalls. Even then, Schoske lived with his family in Steinlah – 60 kilometers from the Wolfsburg plant, but only 20 kilometers from the Salzgitter plant. Even before the official inauguration, he switched. Since then the factory has become a family affair. Son Rainer Schoske (55) started his professional life in Salzgitter, as did grandson Marvin Schoske (23). Three generations – one factory.
06/30/20

On the way to becoming a climate-neutral company

The fight against global warming is one of the most important global challenges. We explain what Volkswagen is doing for climate protection. We have also compiled assessments of climate change by leading scientists in a dossier.
06/30/20

No more doubt – mankind is responsible

We have compiled a dossier with assessments on climate change by leading scientists. For them, one thing is clear: mankind bears a crucial responsibility for global warming.

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