Automobile production in Saxony has a 100-year tradition. Volkswagen with its factory in Zwickau has been part of this success story since 1990. Today, the plant manufactures the Volkswagen Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf R Variant, Golf GTD Variant and the Passat Estate. Some 290,000 vehicles rolled off the assembly line in Zwickau in 2017. The plant also has centers for the production of special-order vehicles and aluminum parts. In addition, Zwickau manufactures and paints body shells for Bentley.