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From Guangzhou with a vengeance: Volkswagen Group China announces huge SUV and electric offensive, launches ezia mobility brand

  GUANGZHOU – Moe than €10 billion investment in electric mobility by 2025, nearly 40 new locally produced new energy vehicle models over the next 7-8 years, at least 10 new SUV models from the Volkswagen brand alone by 2020, and a new mobility brand ezia under a newly created

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FAW Group and Audi ink 10-year business plan, SAIC-Audi deal on hold

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – FAW Group and Audi AG signed a 10-year strategic business plan here on January 16 to intensify cooperation of the two partners that has spanned 29 years, just as news of SAIC-Audi planning to establish a sales company in March surfaced on the same day. The agreement

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Volkswagen AG signs cooperation MOU with JAC

WOLFSBURG/BEIJING – Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Wolfsburg on September 6 to define the next phase of negotiations between the two companies in order to achieve long-term cooperation in the joint development of new energy vehicles in China. According

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Matthias M¨¹ller: Moving forward despite problems

Volkswagen AG global CEO Matthias Müller and Volkswagen Group China CEO Jochem Heizmann were interviewed by Chinese media on June 7. The following are highlights of the interview. – Editor   China an indispensable part of Volkswagen’s revival plan Müller: China is the most important market for Volkswagen. Professor Heizmann

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VW remarks not enough to safeguard its China market

Equity increase delay – what does FAW say? During the Guangzhou Auto Show, both Volkswagen China CEO Jochem Heizmann and executive vice president Weiming Soh revealed that Volkswagen would postpone the planned stake increase in the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture for two to three years. Little interpretation about their statement has

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Shanghai-Volkswagen inaugurates new plant in Changsha

CHANGSHA, Hunan – Shanghai-Volkswagen inaugurated a new vehicle plant in Changsha, Hunan Province in southern China on May 24, according to a company news release. The plant is Volkswagen Group’s 20th production facility in China and 119th globally. “China is not only Volkswagen Group’s largest and most important market, but the Group’s second home market. We intend to develop the entire country

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Volkswagen should respect Chinese consumers

BEIJING – FAW-Volkswagen will recall 563,605 New Sagitars due to a possible defect in the rear suspension system starting on February 2, 2015, according to a statement released by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on October 17.  The company said it will fix metal plates to

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Volkswagen inaugurates integrated test and engineering center in Dalia

DALIAN, Liaoning – Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Volkswagen AG and China’s FAW Group Corp., inaugurated an integrated test and engineering center in Dalian, while the 2 millionth engine rolled off the production line on September 24, reported China Daily. “The opening of the integrated

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