Tag: Volkswagen

VW Aborts Plan For New Plant In Turkey Amid Plunging Car Sales

The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis appear to have put the final nail in the coffin for Volkswagen’s planned multi-brand car factory in Turkey. The project, which was put on hold in October last year among international criticism about Turkey’s military operations in Syria, has reportedly been dropped. The Volkswagen Group has decided […]

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VW Builds Last Mk7 Golf R Estate As Zwickau Becomes EV-Only Plant

Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant in eastern Germany has produced its last-ever combustion engine vehicle, a Golf R Estate. Built for a German customer, the seventh-generation Golf R Estate in Oryx White Pearl Effect becomes the last of a total of 6,049,207 Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Golf Estate, Passat Saloon and Passat Estate vehicles built since the Zwickau […]

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 X And ID.4 Crozz Electric SUVs Revealed In China

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has stolen VW’s thunder by revealing the all-new ID.4 electric SUV ahead of schedule. As the drill is in China before a model gets launched, carmakers submit completely uncensored photos of their upcoming models which the MIIT then posts on its website. That’s exactly what happened to […]

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SEAT Launches Electric eScooter 125 And eKickScooter 65 Under New Mobility Brand

Last year’s SEAT e-Scooter concept has morphed into the eScooter 125 production model as the Spanish carmaker has unveiled its new SEAT MO urban mobility brand. The SEAT MO eScooter 125 is an all-electric motorcycle designed to make urban travel easier. It combines a 9 kW (12 HP / 12 PS) electric motor integrated into […]

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The e-Golf Won’t Build Itself So VW Will Let You Lend A Hand If You Pay Them

Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany is offering visitors the opportunity of helping build the e-Golf. Following the program dedicated to customers who have ordered an e-Golf, plant visitors can get even closer to the EV’s production process as of today. The new ‘Mach-Mit’ (German for ‘Join In’) production experience allows them to accompany the vehicles […]

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VW CEO Accused Some Supervisory Board Members Of Leaking Confidential Information, Is Forced To Apologize

Drama never ceases to unfold within the Volkswagen Group and the latest topic of discussion is rather unusual: CEO Herbert Diess has apologized to the carmaker’s supervisory board. In a short statement issued June 9, the VW Group acknowledged the apology but did not mention the reason that caused it. “At yesterday’s Supervisory Board meeting, […]

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Official: Bentley Cutting 1,000 Jobs, Roughly A Quarter Of Its UK Workforce

Bentley went official with the announcement and confirmed it will cut 1,000 jobs to compensate for lost revenue and production during the shutdown of its UK plant. The company said staff will be initially reduced through voluntary layoffs but did not rule out compulsory departures. “Losing colleagues is not something we are treating lightly but […]

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