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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although Volkswagen claims that its plant in the Xinjiang region of China does not benefit from forced labor, fears that the car plant is tacitly supporting the practice are leading to strong criticism. The plant employs 600 workers and produces up to 20,000 vehicles there per year. Volkswagen...
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    Volkswagen is reportedly nearing a deal to invest more than $490 million in Chinese electric vehicle firms. The move will help accelerate VW’s push to be the largest manufacturer in the market. The report comes from The Guardian , which spoke to unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal...
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    The Arteon will get a shooting brake edition in China and the car will be called the CC Travel Edition , according to Chinese outlets. Photos of the car leaked and have appeared on social media. The look isn’t exactly surprising, but we always expected it to be pretty. Developed in concert...
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    Romain Dumas is making a habit of setting records and the latest was set on Tianmen Mountain in China. The mountain road is full of tight switchbacks, sketchy tarmac, and beautiful views. And you can see all of it in the latest video of the record released by Volkswagen this week. The...
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    There’s a reason for the use of upper-case letters — the Volkswagen Jetta is still a car model sold in China, and a quite popular one at that, while JETTA is a new brand aimed at entry-level consumers in that mega market. VW is an incredibly big deal in the world’s most car-hungry country...
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    Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Touareg, and while it may not be arriving in North America, it gives us an interesting glimpse into all future SUV and crossover products from the German automaker. Launching in China, the new Touareg will serve as VW’s flagship model in the region. As such...
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    China’s all about electric vehicles and clean, green everything, or so the tankies granola types claim, and automakers from Detroit to Germany can’t wait to get their hands on a piece of that market. In Volkswagen’s case, China’s thirst for EVs spawned a brand new brand. Unfortunately, as is...
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    Volkswagen has been thinking about a budget brand to challenge its European rivals for some time now, and it seems it’s finally decided to go ahead with the plan. The 14 th brand is expected to come within the next two years and will start off with a sedan followed by two SUVs. The sedan is...
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    Although sales for the first half of this year are still below last year’s levels, Audi’s June was a promising one, thanks largely to China. Sales in the brand’s largest national market were back up for the first time in months after Audi announced that it had resolved an issue with its...
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    Spy photographers have caught the first pictures of the next-generation Jetta testing in the Southwest. We learned earlier this year that production of the new Jetta will begin before the end of 2017 , but the new car is otherwise shrouded in mystery. It has long been predicted that the Mk7...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Despite strong results in many markets, sales drops in Western Europe and China, two VW strongholds, mean that the Brand’s sales have dropped by nearly 2% in April. " The main reason [for the drop in sales] was the loss of two working days in April this year as a result of the later date of...
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    (ed. note VW Vortex wishes to apologize for the random and indeed annoying spaces between paragraphs. We're working on removing them ) Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 and thanks to increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China it's extremely...
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    If your life goals for the near future include recreating the Summer of Love, there’s some far-out news arriving from Volkswagen. Public reaction to the automaker’s electric I.D. Buzz concept proved positive enough to give executives confidence in European and American demand for the reborn...
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    A leaked slide from a product presentation shows that Volkswagen is planning to launch eight electrified vehicles in China. There will be two each based on the MQB platform, Audi’s MLB platform, the all electric MEB platform, and two more released as a joint venture with one of VW’s Chinese...
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    Worldwide sales for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Brand are both up in November, meaning that despite dieselgate 2016 has been another year of sales growth for the automaker and should continue to be through December. "We are headed for a good delivery result at the end of the year in...
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    Despite having spent the latter half of the 20 th century as mortal enemies, it turns out that Russia and the USA have some things in common according to Volkswagen, as Russia may be next in line to get the Atlas. The Atlas is Volkswagen’s recently revealed seven seat SUV that’s designed to...
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    Jianguai Automobile Co. (JAC) and Volkswagen will sign an agreement this month to produce pickup trucks in China, reports cnpickup.com, a Chinese website that covers the country’s pickup market. The move comes after JAC chairman, An Jin, told the media in March that he wanted to establish a...
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    Vollkswagen’s single biggest market will be led by Stephan Woellenstein, the Group has announced. Woellenstein was previously the managin director and the Volkswagen brand and execituve vice president of FAW-Volkswagen Sales Co. In his new role as the CEO of Volkswagen China, Wollenstein will...
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    The Volkswagen brand is reporting a 4.7% increase in June deliveries as compared to last year, and China and the Tiguan are largely to thank. This is only the second month since the diesel scandal broke that sales for the brand have increased over the previous year. Although the numbers in the...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen might be looking to China as the site of their new, rumored battery plant. Sources say that the company could invest billions in one or more plants in the country, which is currently pushing electromobility. There were rumors earlier this year that VW would investing nearly $11...
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