Plenty of interior space
Most Chinese customers expect plenty of space in their cars and a comfortable suspension. The notchbacks offer all of that and more.
The stretch versions are a specialty in the country. They are bought by customers who sit in the rear and have chauffeurs drive them. Therefore, the most important seat in these cars is in the back. In the stretch versions, the rear seats are accordingly comfortable. There are also visual differences. For example, gleaming chrome elements and red interiors. Both symbolise good fortune and wealth.
Approximately 100,000 people work for Volkswagen in China today. The vehicles are produced in two joint venture companies. One, SAIC Volkswagen Corporation Ltd, has its headquarters in Shanghai. The other, FAW-Volkswagen Corporation Ltd, was established in Changchun in northern China. Both joint ventures operate numerous factories in the country. They range from Urumqi in Mongolia to Foshan in the south. And there are various component factories.
China is not only Volkswagen’s most important market. It is, in principle, also a home market: for the Chinese people, China and Volkswagen have belonged together for decades.