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Qingdao facility part of three new factories Volkswagen to open in China to strengthen SUV offensive and e-mobility

QINGDAO, Shandong – FAW-Volkswagen opened its new production facility in Qingdao, Shandong Province on May 28 and began production of the all new Bora based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. The Qingdao plant is one of the three new facilities the joint venture will have opened before the end of Q3 2018,

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Volkswagen Group China and its JVs to export vehicles to Southeast Asian markets

BEIJING – Volkswagen Group China said in a statement on January 12 that it and its Chinese joint ventures – SAIC-Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen – have developed a plan to expand into exports initially targeting Southeast Asian markets, with the pilot shipment to be made to the Philippines in January 2018.

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SAIC Motor sales increase 8.49 percent in July

SHANGHAI – SAIC Motor sold 454,800 units of passenger and commercial vehicles in July, up 8.49 percent from the same period of the previous year, according to company’s July performance report released recently. Sales of SAIC-GM reached over 143,000 vehicles in the month, a growth of 9.65 percent year over

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32,000,000: Volkswagen JVs reach new production milestones

CHANGCHUN/SHANGHAI – Volkswagen’s joint ventures in China, SAIC-Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, have produced a combined 32 million vehicles since they began operations. SAIC-Volkswagen celebrated the production of its 17 millionth vehicle, a white Škoda Octavia Combi, on August 18, becoming the first passenger vehicle manufacturer to achieve the feat. FAW-Volkswagen produced

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Foreign heavyweights waiting to pounce on the Chinese NEV market

Foreign carmakers have not really participated in China’s new energy vehicle game as far as locally produced vehicles are concerned. But that’s about to change as a slew of announcements by major foreign automakers in recent weeks is setting up a showdown between them and their Chinese counterparts, who

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Ouch! Audi feels the pain in China as it gambles on two-partner strategy gain

Tumbling sales, unhappy and hostile Chinese dealers, a Chinese map gaffe and agitated senior executives. Just about anything that can go wrong is going wrong all of a sudden for Audi in China, where it has enjoyed being the market leader in luxury vehicles ever since it entered the country

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Audi’s “engagement” with SAIC a dangerous but necessary move

Get used to Audis produced and sold by SAIC-Volkswagen. SAIC Motor’s MOU signed with partner Volkswagen Group on November 11 to produce and sell Audis at their joint venture SAIC-Volkswagen, following several days of rumor mills, is the latest shocker in an industry already filled with blockbuster news this year.

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