Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Near-production Volkswagen T-Roc R to première at the International Geneva Motor Show, 7 -17 March 2019

WOLFSBURG, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is to unveil the latest top model of its successful T-Roc at this year’s International Geneva Motor Show – T-Roc R. The 89th edition of the International Geneva Motor Show will be held at Palexpo from March … Read the full press release

German Design Awards: The third generation of the Volkswagen Touareg is a combination of majestic solidity with finely tuned sophistication 

WOLFSBURG/FRANKFURT, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — German brand and design authority Rat für Formgebung presented the top gold award in the “Passenger Vehicles” category for the Volkswagen Touareg at the German Design Awards on a ceremony held in Frankfurt am Main. The prestigious prize was … Read the full press release

Clients can get involved in the assembly of their own e-Golf at Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden

Follow your own vehicle during production Four stations at which the driver can assemble the car (with instructions) Arnd Meyer-Clasen, Head of Sales: “With us, not only are customers able to be there during the production of their car, but … Read the full press release

World Premiere: Power bank for electric cars – the mobile quick charging station by Volkswagen Group Components

Flexible charging station can support the stationary development of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and serve temporary needs CEO of Volkswagen Group Components, Thomas Schmall: “Completely new approach for the construction and expansion of the charging network” Head of … Read the full press release

Volkswagen sold 5.7 million vehicles between January and November 2018

Electric offensive: ID.1, ID. VIZZION1 and ID. R Pikes Peak provided important impetus on the threshold of a new epoch SUV offensive: With nine new models, Volkswagen has expanded its efficient SUV fleet more than ever before More 2018 news: the … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Toolmaking unit adds highly advanced 3-D printing center to its facilities in Wolfsburg

Innovative binder jetting process sets new standards for speed, flexibility and automation New printer generation can print production parts in addition to prototypes in future Dr. Andreas Tostmann: “The 3-D printing center takes Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing activities to a new … Read the full press release

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. held groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Centre located in Hefei, Anhui Province, China

The R&D centre will be located in Hefei and will focus on key areas such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving Thanks to the strong support of shareholders, among them SEAT, JAC Volkswagen will continue moving forward with its innovation-driven … Read the full press release

Volkswagen selects WPP as its lead creative partner in North America

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen has named WPP as its lead creative partner in North America following a competitive review. Responding to VW’s emphasis on expertise in technology alongside outstanding creativity, WPP put forward a cross-company and multi-disciplinary team comprising … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group in India to restructure its management in order to use the existing synergies more efficiently

More efficient use of synergies: under ŠKODA’s leadership, Volkswagen Group establishes new management structure in India from 1 January 2019 Gurpratap Boparai, currently Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO India Private Limited (SAIPL), to also become Managing Director of Volkswagen India … Read the full press release

Volkswagen apprentices from Germany and Poland talk about their conservation work, encounters and experiences at Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Transparent Factory: Apprentices from Germany and Poland report on conservation work, encounters and experiences Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer: “It is so important not to forget – and to stand up for your opinions!” Managing Director for Human Resources and Organization … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Touareg is the 30 millionth Volkswagen brand delivery milestone in China

Volkswagen Brand sets record in China, with 30 millionth delivery this November – a Touareg Stephan Wöllenstein: “This is a unique occasion, and a unique vote of confidence from all our Chinese customers over the years.” Volkswagen’s product offensive to … Read the full press release

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) celebrate the 30th anniversary of their partnership in China; plan to launch more China-specific model variants and digital services

Audi and Chinese partner First Automotive Works are to expand their local portfolio to more than ten models by 2022 and launch their first all-electric cars 2019: Audi Q2 L e-tron is the first electric car specifically for Chinese customers Herbert Diess, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to celebrate the world premiere of its innovative pickup concept at the São Paulo International Motor Show

Innovative pickup concept to receive its world premiere at the São Paulo International Motor Show Near-production concept vehicle combines urban SUV style elements with the DNA of a cleverly conceived pickup WOLFSBURG, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the São Paulo … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils comprehensive diesel swapping program throughout Germany valid for Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles

Environmental incentive for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles applicable throughout Germany Exchange premium in addition to residual value of old vehicle for Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 cities particularly affected Offers available now from dealers WOLFSBURG, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen presents the first trailer showcasing its new unveiled SUV T-Cross

Volkswagen presents the first trailer showing the unveiled T-Cross New SUV will be launched with numerous assist systems WOLFSBURG, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is set to unveil the new T-Cross12 for the first time in a trailer entitled “I am safe”, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group of America welcomes new president and CEO Scott Keogh

Hinrich J. Woebcken remains available to the company as an adviser Mark Del Rosso, head of Bentley Motors Inc., Americas, named president of Audi of America WOLFSBURG, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scott Keogh, head of Audi of America, was named president … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Siemens to further improve road safety especially at crossroads

From classic vehicle safety to cooperative road safety Thanks to WLANp, Car2X vehicles will be able to communicate with traffic lights in future Precise environmental information at crossroads improves safety for all road users WOLFSBURG, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen expects faster and more efficient development processes for new driver assistance systems through virtual validation

Brand expects faster and more efficient development processes through virtual validation Volkswagen experts develop software for simulated environments and driving situations In the long term, test kilometers for validating automated driving could also be completed virtually WOLFSBURG, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Volkswagen gears up for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON GROUP

Potential IPO would further strengthen financial flexibility of TRATON GROUP and thus form the basis for accelerated growth TRATON GROUP to achieve capital market readiness by end of 2018 – change of TRATON AG’s legal form into a Societas Europaea … Read the full press release

Volkswagen world premieres modular electric drive matrix (MEB): a technology platform developed specifically for electric vehicles

Brand announces attractive electric vehicles at affordable prices World premiere of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) in Dresden: newly developed technology platform will be the key to the “electric car for all” Brand Board Member for E-Mobility Thomas Ulbrich: … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group appoints Holger B. Santel as head of Sales and Marketing Germany at the Volkswagen brand passenger cars

Thomas Zahn is getting ready for other assignments in the Group WOLFSBURG, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Holger B. Santel, currently Executive Vice President of SAIC Volkswagen in China, is to head Sales and Marketing Germany at the Volkswagen brand passenger … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to launch its new seven-seater SUV Teramont in the Middle East

After a successful launch in North-American markets, the large SUV is now also available in the Middle East Teramont1 is the first Volkswagen seven-seater for the region Volkswagen’s SUV range is growing worldwide WOLFSBURG, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen will launch its … Read the full press release

Volkswagen selects six new international start-ups to join “Future Mobility Incubator” program at the Gläserne Manufaktur

Experts in ride-pooling for kids, pay per app at filling stations, recording of vehicle histories, innovative route planning, early booking of charging stations, and detection of potholes in the road were selected Start of the third startup class in Dresden … Read the full press release

Volkswagen allocates EUR 3.5 billion for digitalization initiative through 2025

Creation of Group-wide platform and digital services for “Volkswagen We” ecosystem picking up pace €3.5 billion for digitalization initiative through 2025 planned Cooperation projects and acquisitions to build up software competence planned for near future Mission: transformation from automaker to … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to launch all-electric car sharing offering in selected major cities under its “We Share” sub-brand

The Volkswagen brand enters car sharing with 2,000 all-electric vehicles in Berlin “We Share” service scheduled to begin in second quarter of 2019 Launch in further cities in Germany, Europe and North America from 2020 BERLIN, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Volkswagen showcases the Atlas Tanoak Concept pick-up and the dynamic SUV Atlas Cross Sport at Monterey Car Week

Atlas Cross Sport: series production version of the five-seater Atlas Hybrid concept vehicle intended for launch in the US as early as 2019 Atlas Tanoak Concept: the concept vehicle showcased in Monterey is the first pick-up on the basis of … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s first fully electrically-driven race car to appear at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

I.D. R Pikes Peak returns to the USA for the first time since record-breaking appearance at Pikes Peak Electric race car to be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Impressive mix of historic classics and innovative concept cars WOLFSBURG, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets: Dieter Depping played a decisive role in the development of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

Unsung hero behind the Pikes Peak record – Depping tested the I.D. R Pikes Peak Depping is behind many successful Volkswagen race and rally cars Romain Dumas: “Dieter was my second throttle foot” WOLFSBURG, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — He is the … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest battery and H/EV event moves to manufacturing hub for e-mobility

3rd annual event to take place in Stuttgart, Germany, home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche 200+ exhibitors already signed up for the event in the region known as ‘birthplace of the car’ More than 8,000 international attendees anticipated in 2019 (7 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to support six university teams in this year’s international design competition Formula Student Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies, Patron of Formula Student Germany: “Volkswagen is focusing on two technologies – autonomous driving and electric vehicles.” WOLFSBURG, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to the international design competition Formula Student Germany (FSG). … Read the full press release