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Production anniversary: 150 millionth Volkswagen leaves assembly line at main plant in Wolfsburg today

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  • 07/10/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen is systematically and vigorously advancing its electromobility offensive in China

    The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful business relationships in the People’s Republic of China. As part of the 5th German-Chinese government consultations, the Volkswagen Group China signed letters of intent with a long-time joint-venture partner, the FAW Group, and with the China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co. Ltd. (ICV). The agreements cover the areas of e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving. A day earlier, the Volkswagen Group China joined the automakers JAC and SEAT in signing letters of intent in which the three underscored their commitment to e-mobility. The aim of the partnerships is to draw on the support of the Chinese partners and to systematically and vigorously fuel the company’s far-reaching electro-offensive and to apply new technologies.
  • 07/09/18
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    Volkswagen Expands E-Mobility Engagement in China

    Volkswagen Group China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC) and SEAT in Berlin, in the presence of German Chancellor An-gela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The three groups will together establish a new R&D center with a focus on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies, as well as a competitive platform for battery electric vehicles (BEV). SEAT brand will be introduced to China by 2020/2021. The move is a significant step in reinforcing Sino-German cooperation, as well as supporting Volkswagen Group China’s drive to be a leader in e-mobility.
  • 06/27/18
    Company

    Milestone in Africa: Volkswagen launches local assembly and Car sharing in Rwanda

    The Volkswagen brand is expanding its engagement in Africa: today saw the start of its Integrated Mobility Solution in Rwanda that includes local vehicle assembly, innovative mobility services and a sales and service retail outlet CFAO Volkswagen Rwanda. Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and responsible for the Sub-Sahara region, officially launched the project in the capital Kigali in the presence of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. Volkswagen is thus taking the next step toward developing new up-and-coming markets. In a long-term perspective, the brand intends to play a leading role in the emerging automotive industry in Africa. With this engagement, Volkswagen is making a substantial contribution to Africa’s economic development.
  • 06/22/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group China’s mega-factory in Foshan will strengthen e-mobility strategy in China

    Through the completion of the Foshan Plant Phase II, the Foshan production site’s capacity will double from 300,000 to 600,000 cars annually. As the first SUV-model of the Volkswagen brand built by FAW-Volkswagen, the T-Roc successfully rolled off the line in April this year. Together with the Audi Q2L, which will also start production this year, it is a vital building block in the fast growing SUV segment.
  • 04/23/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visits Volkswagen

    The Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, visited the Volkswagen Group headquarters in Wolfsburg today (Monday) during his trip to Germany. Peña Nieto met for talks with Hans Dieter Pötsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and representatives from the Group and its brands. The talks focused in particular on the importance of Mexico as a production and sales location for the Volkswagen Group. The program also included a tour of production at the Wolfsburg plant and a visit to the Autostadt.
  • 03/23/18
    Company

    Dr. Herbert Diess SUV Brand Day 2018 World Premiere | Beijing, March 23rd, 2018

    Speech Benchmark at the top – The all-new Touareg
  • 03/20/18
    Models

    Volkswagen is reinforcing its SUV campaign in the USA by adding another model

    After the successful market launch of the Atlas on the American market, Volkswagen is extending its model range with another SUV. This new SUV is based on the Atlas, has five seats and sports a coupé-like roof line. Already offering a preview of the new model is a near-production concept car that will be presented at the New York International Auto Show next week. Like the seven-seat Atlas, this new five-seat version will also be produced at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and it was specially designed and developed for the American market.
  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen de México, S.A. de C.V.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen do Brasil Indústria de Veículos Automotores Ltda.

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  • 03/01/18
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    Volkswagen Argentina S.A.

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  • 03/01/18
    Company

    SITECH Group – Seat systems from Volkswagen

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  • 01/18/18
    Company

    New market potentials in Africa – Volkswagen founds company for mobility solutions in Rwanda

    Volkswagen is taking the next step to develop the African sub-continent: as planned, the brand has founded "Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda", a company based in Rwanda. The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agreements to that effect were signed in Kigali just over a year ago in the presence of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.
  • 01/15/18
    Models

    Volkswagen makes rapid progress in realigning its North American strategy

    The Volkswagen brand continues to vigorously pursue its regional consolidation strategy in North America: Today Volkswagen launched the seventh generation of its most successful high-volume model in the region when the new Jetta celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Jetta is tailored precisely to the needs of customers in North America.
  • 11/16/17
    Models

    Volkswagen provides further impetus for South America strategy with compact model Virtus

    The Volkswagen brand is setting a further milestone in its South America strategy. With the world premiere of the entirely newly developed compact sedan Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Volkswagen is forging ahead with the realignment of the brand in South America. The new model, developed especially for the South American market, offers the latest features based on innovative MQB technology and is among the most spacious cars in its segment.
  • 11/11/17
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    South America strategy: Volkswagen invests €560 million at plant in Argentina

    Volkswagen is investing some €560 million over the next five years in the production of a new SUV in Pacheco, Argentina. From 2020, the plant will deliver the new model built in Argentina to the entire South American continent. The new vehicle project will create some 2,500 jobs. Volkswagen is thus bringing further momentum to its South America strategy.
  • 06/01/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen launches new joint venture for e-mobility in China

    The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful engagement in the People's Republic of China with a new joint venture. In the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Volkswagen signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) in Berlin today. Each of the partners is to hold a 50 percent stake in the new company, which is to develop, produce and market electric vehicles and mobility services. "The new partnership is a further milestone in our electric offensive in China," said Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, commenting on the agreement. "Just as we have played a key role in shaping mobility together with our partners in China over the past 30 years or more, we want to play our part in shaping the mobility of the future: electric, fully networked and in line with the needs of our customers."
  • 03/02/17
    Company

    Focus on economy markets: Volkswagen establishes new "Sub-Saharan Africa" region

    The Volkswagen brand is progressing with its regionalization strategy: the company has established the "Sub-Saharan Africa" region to develop and strengthen the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa is a geographical term used to describe the area of the African continent which lies south of the Sahara. The new fourth region joins the existing regions of North America, South America and China and is the next logical step in the Volkswagen brand's strategy to position itself in focus areas. The region will be headed by Thomas Schäfer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa. Organizational details will be elaborated in the coming weeks. Sub-Sahara comprises 49 African states with a total population of some 920 million.
  • 03/01/17
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    Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC

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  • 03/01/17
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    Volkswagen Group South Africa, Ltd. Uitenhage

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  • 03/01/17
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    Volkswagen Group China

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  • 02/16/17
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    100 CSR projects throughout the world: Volkswagen brand fosters talents and transformation in Brazil

    Throughout the world, the Volkswagen brand is involved in numerous environmental and social projects beyond the factory gates. 100 current CSR projects are highlighted by the Sustainability Report of the Volkswagen Group and featured on an interactive world map (www.sustainabilityreport2015.volkswagenag.com/csr-projects).
  • 12/22/16
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    Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

    Volkswagen is taking a further step to develop market potentials in Africa. On Wednesday evening, Hon. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa, signed a memorandum of understanding for a new integrated mobility concept in Kigali in the presence of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.
  • 12/21/16
    Models

    Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle production facility in Kenya

    Volkswagen is forging ahead with the regionalization of its worldwide automobile business and today inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya. Together with the President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, was present when the first locally produced Polo Vivo rolled off the production line. With the CKD production of the bestselling car model in the sub-Saharan region, Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to Africa. This is a key step in the development of new opportunity markets – with the right products, local partners and training in the region.
  • 09/07/16
    Models

    Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle production in Kenya planned

    Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016. An agreement to that effect was signed in Nairobi today by the Kenyan Government and Thomas Schäfer, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa in the presence of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. This is an important step by the Volkswagen brand towards engaging further in new emerging markets – with the right products and know-how from the region.
  • 01/10/16
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    Matthias Müller: "The USA is and remains a core market for the Volkswagen Group."

    The Volkswagen Group is firmly standing by its commitment and investment plans in the US. "The US is and remains a core market for the Volkswagen Group," CEO Matthias Müller affirmed at a press conference in Detroit on Sunday. On the eve of the North American International Motor Show which takes place there, Müller also expressed his regret about the events relating to the emissions issue. "We know we deeply disappointed our customers, the responsible government bodies, and the general public here in the US. I apologize for what went wrong at Volkswagen," Müller said, and promised: "We are totally committed to making things right."
  • 05/26/15
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    Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle plant in southern Chinese city of Changsha

    The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its production capacity in China. A further example is the new vehicle plant of Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) in Changsha, southern China, which was inaugurated on Sunday by Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China. This plant is the Group's 119th global facility and its 20th in China.
  • 08/16/13
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    Volkswagen Group China commissions new engine plant in Changchun

    Volkswagen today commissioned the first of seven new plants in China. Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and President of Volkswagen Group China, was joined by Xu Jianyi, FAW Group Chairman, and Xu Xianping, FAW Group General Manager, to inaugurate the engine plant in Changchun.
  • 01/23/13
    Company

    Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA

    Today, the Volkswagen brand has inaugurated its largest solar facility in the world at its US plant in Chattanooga. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park has a peak output of 9.5 megawatts and is the largest solar facility operated by an automaker in the USA. The environmentally compatible power is to be used for Passat production

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