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VW Group reports solid H1 2014 business growth despite difficult market environment

VW Group reports solid H1 2014 business growth despite difficult market environment

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2014 12:32 BST

►First-half sales revenue only slightly up on the prior-year period at EUR98.8 billion due to currency-related factors ►Operating profit rises by 0.4 billion to EUR6.2 billion ►Profit before tax grows by 17.5 per cent to EUR7.8 billion ►Net liquidity in Automotive Division remains high at EUR14.0 billion

Xavier Chardon to head Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Xavier Chardon to head Marketing at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Press releases   •   Jul 28, 2014 11:17 BST

Xavier Chardon (42) has been appointed as the new Head of Marketing at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. He succeeds Simon Thomas (54), who will leave the company. Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht (45) takes over from Chardon as Head of Sales Europe at Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

New Volkswagen SUV to be produced in Chattnooga

New Volkswagen SUV to be produced in Chattnooga

Press releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 14:22 BST

►Winterkorn: “This model will play a key role for Volkswagen’s presence in North America” ►Volkswagen Group of America to invest approximately $900 million in the project ►Second model to be produced in Chattanooga, alongside US Passat, from end of 2016 ►Approximately 2,000 additional jobs to be created ►Establishment of a National Research & Development and Planning Centre in Chattanooga

VW Group vehicle deliveries rise to almost five million in first half year

VW Group vehicle deliveries rise to almost five million in first half year

Press releases   •   Jul 11, 2014 10:14 BST

► January to June figure totals 4.97 million / +5.9 per cent* ► Deliveries in June grow 3.9 per cent to 859,400 units* ► Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “The Group showed satisfactory development in the first six months. The challenges on the various world markets persist.”

Prices announced for powerful new VW Scirocco

Prices announced for powerful new VW Scirocco

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2014 15:08 BST

Prices for the revised Volkswagen Scirocco, which opens for orders today ahead of first deliveries in October, start at £20,455 (RRP OTR) for the 1.4-litre TSI 125 PS manual and rise to £33,795 for the 2.0-litre TSI 280 PS Scirocco R. The new Scirocco comes with a new range of advanced engines that offer up to 280 PS yet also promise fuel efficiency improvements of up to 19 per cent.

Volkswagen Group expands production capacity in China

Volkswagen Group expands production capacity in China

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2014 11:19 BST

Wolfsburg/Beijing, July 7, 2014: In the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, today signed a joint declaration for two new vehicle plants in China together with Xu Jianyi, Chairman of FAW.

VW Group Chief Designer Walter de Silva receives honorary degree from the University of Bologna

VW Group Chief Designer Walter de Silva receives honorary degree from the University of Bologna

Press releases   •   Jun 09, 2014 10:54 BST

The University of Bologna (Italy) has awarded the Volkswagen Group’s Chief Designer, Walter Maria de Silva (63), an honorary degree in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a designer. In its citation, the university describes the scope, quality and experimental force of de Silva’s work as unparalleled anywhere in the world.

UR:BAN research initiative presents the driver assistance systems of tomorrow

UR:BAN research initiative presents the driver assistance systems of tomorrow

Press releases   •   May 20, 2014 09:29 BST

The UR:BAN research initiative has presented its interim results in a presentation in Braunschweig. Together with its 30 partners, Volkswagen Group Research is there to present intelligent and cooperative driver assistance systems for future transportation which will enable safe, stress-free and rapid driving in complex urban traffic.

VW Group makes good start to second quarter: deliveries up to 3.25 million

VW Group makes good start to second quarter: deliveries up to 3.25 million

Press releases   •   May 19, 2014 09:40 BST

► 3.25 million vehicles handed over in four months / +6.4 per cent* ► 848,500 units delivered in April / +8.2 per cent* ► Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Pleasing start to second quarter. Global market conditions presenting mixed picture.”

 New record: Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers almost two million vehicles in period to April

New record: Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers almost two million vehicles in period to April

Press releases   •   May 12, 2014 14:30 BST

► New record: Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers almost two million vehicles in period to April ► January to April: 4.6 percent increase to 1.99 million units ► 513,400 vehicles delivered in April / +6.8 percent

Volkswagen Group makes a good start to 2014. Q1 interim report published

Volkswagen Group makes a good start to 2014. Q1 interim report published

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2014 10:26 BST

► First-quarter sales revenue up 2.7 percent year-on-year to EUR 47.8 billion (EUR 46.6 billion) ► Operating profit rises by 0.5 billion to EUR 2.9 billion despite ongoing challenging environment ► Net liquidity in Automotive Division remains high at EUR 17.7 billion 929,500 vehicles delivered in March / +7.6 per cent*

Applications open for Volkswagen and BASF “Science Award for Electrochemistry”

Applications open for Volkswagen and BASF “Science Award for Electrochemistry”

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2014 09:17 BST

Application phase for the third annual “Science Award for Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF has begun ► Outstanding researchers have until 4 July 2014 to apply ► The International Science Awards offer total prize money of €50,000, including €25,000 for the first prize ► The awards ceremony takes place on November 6, 2014 at Stanford University, California

Volkswagen Group starts electro-mobility campaign in China

Volkswagen Group starts electro-mobility campaign in China

Press releases   •   Apr 22, 2014 10:25 BST

► CEO Prof. Dr. Winterkorn: “We are launching the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history.” ► Over €18 billion to be spent on new vehicles, technologies and plants up to 2018 ► Over 500,000 employees at more than 3,600 dealerships in 2018 ► Vehicle deliveries in China targeted to top 3.5 million for first time in 2014

Volkswagen launches “Think Blue. Nature.” nature conservation and biodiversity project in Mexico

Volkswagen launches “Think Blue. Nature.” nature conservation and biodiversity project in Mexico

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2014 14:04 BST

► Long-term commitment to state-supported biodiversity corridor in the Sierra Madre supplements previous environmental sustainability projects ► Young environmental ambassadors help plant trees and clean watercourses ► Cooperation between Mexican and German bodies ► “Por Amor al Planeta” nature conservation prize awarded for the eighth time

VW records 3.9 per cent first quarter increase in vehicle deliveries to 1.48 million

VW records 3.9 per cent first quarter increase in vehicle deliveries to 1.48 million

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2014 12:28 BST

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 1.48 (January-March 2013: 1.43; +3.9 per cent) million vehicles in the first three months of this year. The brand handed over 557,800 (March 2013: 532,400; +4.8 per cent) vehicles in March.

It’s official: Volkswagen Group UK is a Top Employer

It’s official: Volkswagen Group UK is a Top Employer

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2014 17:12 GMT

Milton Keynes, March 14, 2014: Volkswagen Group UK has been awarded Top Employer status by the Top Employers Institute for its commitment to developing talent and offering a first-class working environment with high quality training and development opportunities across its five brands – Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT.

Volkswagen Group presents annual report for 2013

Volkswagen Group presents annual report for 2013

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2014 15:45 GMT

► CEO Winterkorn: “There is a good chance that we will exceed the ten million deliveries mark this year.” ► Healthy start to 2014 with a 4.7 per cent increase in deliveries in the first two months ► Even stronger focus on qualitative growth going forward

Volkswagen UK appoints Duncan Movassaghi to Head of Service and Parts

Volkswagen UK appoints Duncan Movassaghi to Head of Service and Parts

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2014 12:39 GMT

Duncan Movassaghi has been appointed to the role of Head of Service and Parts for Volkswagen Passenger Cars, replacing Stephen Butt who will move next month to Porsche GB as General Manager – Ownership.

Order books open today for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf ahead of June deliveries

Order books open today for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf ahead of June deliveries

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2014 08:51 GMT

From today, 11 March, customers can place orders for the fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf, which is priced at £25,845 on the road (including £5,000 Government grant or £30,845 RRP). The e-Golf can be ordered from one of 24 Volkswagen EV specialist Retailers across the UK, with the first deliveries expected at the end of June.

Volkswagen Group anticipates new era of auto industry digitalisation at CeBIT fair

Volkswagen Group anticipates new era of auto industry digitalisation at CeBIT fair

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2014 12:55 GMT

► Chairman of the Board of Management Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn speaks at opening of leading IT trade fair CeBIT ► Automobile industry, computer industry, scientists and politicians called on to join forces to strengthen Germany as an industrial location ► Focus on data security: “yes to Big Data, no to Big Brother” ► “Future Tracks” program brings the best brains together