Category Archives: VW

FAW-VW Began to Roll Out MQ200 Transmissions in Changchun

In a significant boost to local production, FAW-Volkswagen began to roll out MQ200 transmissions in Changchun, Jilin, on October 31. The opening of the new plant, able to churn out 450,000 units a year, is crucial to the joint venture’s plan to raise annual vehicle production capacity to 1.6 million by 2015. The MQ200 transmissions […]

BAIC Caught Copying VW Tiguan

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To be exact, BAIC (Beijing Auto, Beiqi) was exposed, by, developing a long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan SUV through reverse engineering. The Tiguan-derived model is believed to be a production version of the C51X concept BAIC showcased at the 2012 Beijing auto show. Above: BAIC C51X Concept Previously we learned that the C51X was […]

Shanghai-Volkswagen Releases Restyled Lavida, Priced between US$17,747-26,235


Sunday evening in Qingdao, the joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen (SVW) announced the pricing for the face-lifted Lavida compact sedan, one of the most popular cars in China. The nine versions, powered by either a 1.4L TSI or 1.6L engine, have a price range of 112,900-166,900 Yuan, basically unchanged from the previous. Developed by […]

VW Seeks 49% of Foshan Factory, to Build Audi Q3, Golf 7, and Kaili EV

With construction underway on FAW-VW’s vehicle factory in the Nanhai district of Foshan, Guangdong, the German side of the joint venture is looking to increase its holding in the new manufacturing enterprise to 49% from 40%, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The 8-billion-Yuan factory, designed to open in 2014 and […]

Shanghai-VW New Passat (NMS) Goes on Sale for $33,500-$47,600


The joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen announced today the release of "New Passat," previously known as New Midsize Sedan (NMS), available in six versions of three engines options: 1.8TSI, 2.0TSI, and 3.0 V6. Priced between 218,800 Yuan ($33,500) and 310,800 Yuan ($47,600), it will be on the new car market alongside the Shanghai-VW Passat-Lingyu, […]

China Accounted for 1/3 of Global Sales of Volkswagen-brand Vehicles in 2010

Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) reports today that consumers in mainland China and Hong Kong bought over 1.51 million Volkswagen-brand vehicles last year, 35% more than 2009, as global deliveries grew 14% to 4.5 million units. China Sales of vehicles of all the marques owned by Volkswagen AG gained 37% to 1.92 million units, including 227,938 Audis […]

2010 Sales of Shanghai-Volkswagen Topped 1 Million Units, Skoda 200,000


Sales of Shanghai-VW, one of VW’s two main ventures in China, topped 1 million units in 2010, including over 800,000 VW-brand and 200,089 Skoda-brand cars. In 2009, the company sold 728,000 units, of which 600,000 are of the VW-brand, 123,456 of Skoda. The joint venture’s best selling model, Lavida, delivered about 250,000 units; the Tiguan […]

Shanghai-VW to Roll Out Skoda Yeti in 2013


Skoda Auto and Shanghai-Volkswagen jointly announced on Dec. 10 that the Chinese-built Yeti compact SUV will be launched in 2013. It will be the fourth Skoda model to roll out of Volkswagen’s Shanghai factory, following Octavia, Fabia and Superb. With a 2578mm wheelbase, Yeti shares the PQ35 platform with VW Tiguan, Skoda Superb, and VW […]

CPCA: Nov. Passenger Vehicle Sales Jumped 27% to 1.28 Million, Shanghai-GM and -VW Continuing to Lead

China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) reports on Tuesday that consumers in mainland China bought 1,281,145 passenger vehicles last month, 10.5% more than October and 27% more than a year earlier. The number includes 888,870 sedans, 220,704 microvans, 129,962 SUVs, and 41,609 MPVs. SUV and MPV markets continued to outperform, gaining 77.3% and 50.9%, respectively, on […]