Category Archives: VW

China Became Skoda’s Largest Market

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Three short years after Shanghai-Volkswagen released the first Skoda car in China, an Octavia, the country has become the Czech automaker’s largest market, accounting for over 23% of its worldwide sales so far this year. The three Skoda models currently built in China–Octavia, Superb, and Fabia–delivered a total of 83,234 units in the first half […]

September Sales: Shanghai-GM, Shanghai-VW (Skoda), Hyundai-Kia, Chery

New vehicle sales at Shanghai GM rose 41% year-on-year last month to 100,825 units, hitting a record monthly high. For the first three quarters, the joint venture sold 742,176 cars, surpassing last year’s annual sales of 727,000. In September, Buick delivered 57,948 units (LaCrosse 10,339, Regal 7,669, Excelle 22,607), Chevrolet 40,860 (Cruze 17,264), Cadillac 2,017 […]

Both VW NMS and Seventh Generation Passat Are Coming to China

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Sources within Volkswagen confirm that the seventh generation Passat (MK7), unveiled earlier this week at 2010 Paris Motor Show, will be built and released in China by FAW-VW next year, while the other VW China joint venture, Shanghai-VW, will roll out the NMS (New Midsized Sedan) in the second quarter of 2011. (All new Passat […]

August Sales: Ford, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Mazda, Shanghai Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi

Ford and its Chinese joint ventures sold 44,074 new vehicles in August, up 24% year-on-year. In the first eight months, sales increased 42% from the same period last year to 368,103 units, including 251,046 from Chang’an-Ford-Mazda. 13,039 units of Focus and 4,629 of Fiesta, both from Chang’an Ford, were delivered last month. Sales of the […]

July Sales: Chang’an Ford, Shanghai VW, GM China

Chang’an Ford: The passenger car joint venture sold 18,255 Ford brand vehicles in July (not including commercial vehicles, mainly Transit MPV, sold by Jiangling Ford). Focus continued to be its No.1 selling model, delivering 11,413 units, followed by Fiesta at 4,246 units. In the first seven months of this year, Chang’an Ford sales reached 170,053 […]

Shanghai Volkswagen Releases Skoda Octavia GreenLine at Changchun Auto Fair

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2010 China Changchun International Automobile Fair opens to the public today after four press days. Although it is a tier-1 auto event in China and has attracted 132 companies from around the world showing off nearly one thousand vehicles in total, no important new cars are premiered or launched here. And the theme "eco-tech for […]

FAW-VW Releases Passat CC

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FAW-VW, the joint venture of First Auto Works and Volkswagen, held a grand ceremony in Shanghai today for the official release of the CC, or Comfort Coupe. The most important new model from FAW-VW this year, the CC is basically an enlarged, luxurious coupe version of the six generation Passat, which is built and marketed […]

Shanghai Volkswagen H1 Sales Up 40%, Skoda Soaring

Shanghai Volkswagen, one of VW’s two passenger car ventures in China (the other being FAW VW), announced yesterday that new vehicle sales in the first half of 2010 increased 39.8% from a year ago to 447,008 units. June sales increased 27.7% year-on-year to 83,066 units, with Lavida delivering 21,305, Passat Lingyu (Passat B5) 12,650, and […]

China Accounted for A Quarter of Volkswagen’s Global Sales in the First Five Months This Year

Figures from Volkswagen Group show that the Chinese market has continued to contribute most to its global sales. Out of the total of 2.94 million vehicles it sold from Jan. to May 2010 (not including the Scania brand), a quarter were bought by the Chinese. Compared with the same period 2009, Volkswagen sold 18.1% more […]

Upcoming Releases (2): Passat CC from FAW Volkswagen

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On June 12 FAW Volkswagen began accepting pre-orders for the Chinese-made CC, or Comfort Coupe, scheduled to hit the showrooms in July. The CC will share the 2.0 TSI powertrain with the current Magotan, the Chinese version of Passat B6, which employs 6-speed Direct-shift Gearbox (DSG), and yet have a re-designed, bigger body shape. While […]

2010 Volkswagen Bora To Be Released on June 10

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To maximize profit, Volkswagen China sells three different generations of the Jetta compact sedan on the new car market at the same time: "Jetta," Bora, and Sagitar. Among the three, Bora can be traced back to the 2001 Jetta. The current model, called new Bora, came from the re-designed, 1998 Bora. Underneath a slightly upgraded […]