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VW digging a hole for itself by making a cheap car

The wolf is really coming. Volkswagen plans to launch a cheap car in China, according to CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with the German paper Bild am Sonntag. “We will introduce a new low-end car series including SUVs, sedans and hatchbacks in 2018,” Winterkorn was quoted as saying. The

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VW China’s 30 years of accomplishments: localization and self-defamatio

Although Volkswagen’s arrival in China in 1984 was a landmark event for the automobile industry, Shanghai-Volkswagen’s recent 30th anniversary celebration seemed quite low-key. Participants came from Volkswagen headquarters in Germany and were joined by top executives from SAIC and Shanghai-Volkswagen. But no government officials were present and there were only

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Shanghai-Volkswagen launches new plant in Ningbo

Shanghai-Volkswagen’s new plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province was put into operation on October 24, according to Volkswagen’s press release. Martin Winterkorn, chairman of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Jochem Heizmann, member of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Board of Management and president and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, were joined by Hu Maoyuan, chairman of SAIC

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Behind Volkswage’s claim of FAW infringement

– by Yu Jianliang    Volkswagen is waging a semi-open and “diplomatic” fight with FAW, its “close cooperative partner” in China. In late August, the cornerstone of VW’s wholly-owned DSG factory in Tianjin was laid during a low-key ceremony without much coverage by local media but it was attended by

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Volkswagen to overtake Toyota in 2018: What are the chances?

- by Zhang Siyuan   Winfried Vahland, proponent for TSI+DSG, has left Volkswagen China Group. His successor as is Karl-Thomas Neumann, who until recently was chief officer for Electric Traction of Volkswagen Group in Germany. With the change of hands, Volkswagen seems to have begun a transition from "T" (technology)

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