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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

Thomas Sedran to succeed Dr. Eckhard Scholz as CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand

WOLFSBURG/HANOVER, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Thomas Sedran, General Secretary and Senior Vice President Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective September 1, 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr. Eckhard … Read the full press release

SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s lead brand in the JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. joint venture

SEAT to become a shareholder of the company created by Volkswagen Group China and JAC and will be the Group’s lead brand in the joint venture The Spanish carmaker will actively participate in the creation of an R&D centre in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Exclusive video of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak as it hunts down the record I.D. R Pikes Peak the sporty forerunner to the new fully-electric I.D. family WOLFSBURG, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: the 200,000th ‘R’ model handed over to Keith Williamson in Cambridgeshire, UK

200,000th model is a Golf R* Delivery to Cambridgeshire, UK Volkswagen R model series began with Golf R32 in 2002 WOLFSBURG, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen R has handed over the jubilee car to a UK customer. Volkswagen R stands for performance, … Read the full press release

“RESIST” research project strengthens the competitiveness of German manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and aviation sectors

Shared press release by the German partners of the “RESIST” research project (Airbus Innovations, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Reutlingen University, Infineon Technologies AG, MunEDA, Nexperia Germany, Robert Bosch, Munich University of Technology, University of Bremen, Volkswagen) MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The partners … Read the full press release

Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept car: autonomous driving, control via augmented reality, artificial intelligence

Groundbreaking: the I.D. VIZZION concept car is a saloon for the era of electric and autonomous mobility Revolutionary: the fully-autonomous I.D. VIZZION can be controlled effortlessly via augmented reality, gestures and voice commands The I.D. VIZZION is coming: the car … Read the full press release