All Volkswagen articles – Page 11

  • Tata Tiago and Tigor

    Tata ramps up production at Sanand


    India - The OEM has announced plans to boost capacity at the plant, which is located an hour West of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. It is currently running at 100% capacity and produces three models - Tiago, Tigor and Nano - as well as several engines.As well as ...

  • Ralf Brandstätter Volkswagen

    VW announces two appointments


    Germany - Ralf Brandstätter has been named COO of the Volkswagen brand. He will lead its operating business while also remaining the company's board member for procurement."Ralf Brandstätter has outstanding commercial and technical expertise. In the newly-created function of COO he will make a decisive contribution to taking the Volkswagen ...

  • SEAT Algeria Ibiza Leon and Arona

    SEAT starts assembling Arona and Leon


    Algeria - The Spanish OEM has started building the two models in the city of Relizane, Algeria, at a plant owned by the Volkswagen Group and Sovac. It already assembles the Ibiza here, but as SEAT vice president for marketing and sales Wayne Griffiths explained, localising Arona and Leon assembly ...

  • Volkswagen Wolfsburg

    VW's Wolfsburg plant wins award


    Germany - The facility has won the Automotive Lean Production Award for the first time. The award was presented by Automobil Produktion and Agamus Consult, and according to Volkswagen, it represents the significant changes that have been implemented at Wolfsburg over the past few years."The team has genuinely earned this ...

  • Audi production in Brazil

    Um retorno lento ao crescimento


    Fabricantes de veículos na América do Sul estão vendo sinais de recuperação, impulsionados pelo crescimento das exportações, reporta Nick GibbsO Brasil é, de longe, o maior mercado da América do Sul e, há uma década, o país vinha atraindo investimentos de fabricantes que buscavam um crescimento e testemunhou as vendas ...

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    El lento retorno al crecimiento


    Las marcas automotrices en Sudamérica experimentan signos de recuperación impulsados por el crecimiento de las exportaciones, según informa Nick GibbsBrasil es de lejos el mayor mercado en Sudamérica y hace una década el país estuvo recibiendo inversiones de todo el mundo gracias al crecimiento que había llevado las ventas de ...

  • VW Navarra to build the new T-Cross compact SUV

    VW’s Navarra plant to build T-Cross


    Spain – The news that the Spanish VW plant, which has produced the Polo since 1984, will build a second model for the first time in its history, was announced by Dr. Andreas Tostmann, head of Volkswagen Production & Logistics. The new T-Cross compact SUV will share its matrix with ...

  • Volkswagen Rwanda assembly

    VW starts assembly in Kigali


    Rwanda - The OEM has unveiled plans to expand its activities in Africa. As well as launching an app-based car- and ride-sharing scheme, it has started assembling the latest generations of its Polo and Passat models at a facility in Kigali - Rwanda's capital city."Rwanda has great potential," noted Thomas ...

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    Robôs em ascensão


    Avanços na robótica andam de mãos dadas com novas abordagens para a fabricação de automóveis, escreve Chris PickeringA indústria automotiva está em uma encruzilhada. A diante será estabelecida a remodelação mais radical em uma geração, com tendências disruptivas, como eletrificação, condução autônoma e materiais leves, trazendo oportunidade e incerteza em ...

  • Comau Open Gate Alfa Romeo Cassino

    El auge de los robots


    Los avances en robótica van de la mano con los nuevos conceptos de producción automotriz. Artículo de Chris PickeringLa industria automotriz se encuentra ante una encrucijada. Se vislumbra el cambio más radical de toda una generación y las tendencias que provocarán un cambio paradigmático, como la electrificación, conducción autónoma y ...

  • FAW-Volkswagen factory Foshan

    VW to double Foshan plant output


    China - The OEM has said that it will double the capacity of its Foshan plant from 300,000 units a year to 600,000. This will allow it to take advantage the world's largest electrified vehicle market."Through this mega-factory at the South China base of FAW-Volkswagen, we are fulfilling our promise ...

  • VW Workshop e-mobility

    VW invests in solid state batteries


    Germany - The OEM has started a new joint venture with QuantumScape - a start-up based in San José, California, that holds around 200 patents and patent applications for solid state battery technology. VW has promised to invest US$100m in the Stanford spin-off, and the two companies will now work ...

  • IRAN-MAP_0

    OEMs face tough choices over Iran


    When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

  • VW Group CEO Diess

    VW to suspend lines for WLTP update


    VW Group CEO Herbert DiessGermany - Volkswagen must plan for temporary production closures at the main plant in Wolfsburg to allow a changeover to new laboratory test cycles on fuel consumption and emissions from passenger cars.The Group CEO Herbert Diess announced the expected disruption at a works meeting, and ...

  • Final Inspection Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe

    Building the boost


    The manufacturing process of turbochargers requires high precision and extensive testing. Michael Nash provides insightThe trend of vehicle electrification is picking up pace as more car manufacturers launch new hybridised and pure electric models. Some have even promised that all their models will soon feature some level of electrification, be ...

  • FAW-Volkswagen Qingdao copy

    FAW-VW to open three new plants


    China - The new plants, which are being built in Qingdao, Tianjin and Foshan, will be operated as part of the joint venture between FAW Group and Volkswagen Group. They will house the production of SUVs and electrified models, with the company suggesting that both segments will grow significantly over ...

  • BorgWarner  electro-hydraulically actuated AWD coupling

    All-wheel drive coupling


    BorgWarner says it is supplying two versions of its electro-hydraulically actuated, all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the new Volkswagen Crafter. One with a differential lock control at the rear axle, the other without this feature. The unit distributes torque between the front and rear axle and the company claims this ...

  • New engine family at Audi Hungaria

    Audi starts producing new engine


    Hungary - Series production of the OEM's new three-cylinder 1-litre petrol engine has started at Audi Hungaria's plant in Győr. It will be fitted in various Volkswagen Group models, including the Audi A3, BW Golf, SEAT Leon and Ateca."Our engine production facility adapts flexibly to new trends in the automotive ...

  • EV disruptors Faraday Future

    Gente nova no pedaço


    Muitas empresas emergentes promissoras estão procurando entrar no segmento de veículos elétricosDe todas as forças perturbadoras que ameaçam derrubar as montadoras estabelecidas, a ascensão da energia elétrica poderia ser a primeira a dar o seu golpe. Afinal de contas, esta é uma tecnologia comprovada que pode ser rapidamente adaptada, projetada ...

  • VW Dresden eGolf marriage

    Abrindo uma janela


    A Fábrica Transparente, a instalação não convencional da Volkswagen em Dresden, foi reaproveitada para montar o eGolf e se tornar a vitrine da filosofia de mobilidade eletrônica do OEM Após 14 anos de montagem de modelos premium de alta potência, as instalações da Volkswagen em Dresden entraram em uma nova ...