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  1. Business - Companies - CAR INDUSTRY

    VW's Camper van, symbol of hippy movement, will ride no more

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 06:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse German carmaker is ceasing production of its popular Combi – but not before celebrating its long and colourful journey Ten years after Volkswagen’s legendary Beetle drove off into the sunset, the German carmaker’s other main icon, the camper van, takes its leave from the world’s automobile stage this month. Volkswagen’s last Type 2 – the van’s official name ...

  2. Business - Companies - CARS

    Production to double at new Volkswagen plant

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Foshan Carmaker has ambitious plans for Guangdong factory, eyeing capacity of 600,000 cars a year Production to double at new Volkswagen plant Volkswagen plans to double ... to manufacture the redesigned Volkswagen Golf car. Volkswagen also sells the Audi, Skoda, Lamborghini and Bentley brands in China. The plant is also slated to start producing the Audi A3 hatchback early ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Volkswagen to invest 14b euros in China to 2016

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:43pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Volkswagen AG plans to invest 14 billion euros (US$18 billion) in China over the next four years, its China chief was quoted by the China Daily newspaper as saying, as it speeds up its expansion in the world’s largest car market. Volkswagen, which produces cars in China in partnership with SAIC Motor Corporation and FAW Group, is building four plants ...

  4. Tax rise no threat to China's luxury car sales

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's proposed eightfold tax increase on big-engine luxury cars is unlikely to have a major impact on booming retail demand in the segment, according to one leading dealer of super-luxury vehicles. Sparkle Roll, which operates four Beijing s ...

  5. Business - Companies - CARS

    Volkswagen set to be No 1 carmaker in China

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:20am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai German firm expected to overtake rival GM in sales in the world's largest car market, as competition between them intensifies Volkswagen set to be No 1 carmaker in China Volkswagen is poised to sell more vehicles in China than General Motors (GM) for the first time in nine years, regaining its place as the biggest foreign carmaker in the world's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Motoring

    Volkswagen: another round of Golfs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... The hugely successful Volkswagen is nowin its seventh incarnation The Volkswagen Golf first came on the market in 1974, to replace the iconic Beetle as the new "people's ... of tiredness - such as a tighter grip on the wheel - and activates an alarm. Volkswagen has also upped the ante in the cabin. Comfortable but firmly sculpted seats are rendered in soft leather. ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Volkswagen is going ahead with Super Bowl ad that is criticised as racist

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Volkswagen keeps Super Bowl ad seen as racist Volkswagen is going ahead with a Super Bowl ad that some critics are calling racist because it depicts a cheerful white office worker speaking in a Jamaican accent. Titled "Get In, Get Happy", the 60-second spot has been seen more than 614,000 times on Volkswagen's YouTube site. "No worries, ...

  8. Business - China Business - CARS

    Volkswagen plans 10 billion-yuan factory in Changsha, Hunan

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Provincial authorities seek feedback on plant to lift Volkswagen's China output by 10 per cent VW plans 10b yuan factory in Changsha Volkswagen, Europe's biggest ... million cars in annual capacity built up by Volkswagen's Chinese ventures, and the disclosures come at a time when a glut in China is forcing carmakers to lower prices. "If Volkswagen ...

  9. Volkswagen aiming for pole position

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Volkswagen aims to replace Toyota as Hong Kong's No 1 car seller in terms of sales, product range, and after-sales service by 2018. That means Volkswagen will have to nearly double monthly sales to 6,000 cars over the next six years in a market where the number of new car registrations grew just 8.35 per cent a year on average in the five years to 2011. But Volkswagen ...

  10. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Car trouble

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:45pm by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: Car trouble Europe's premium-car makers have borne the brunt of Beijing's new anti-monopoly investigations into the vehicle industry. The 74 per cent market share enjoyed by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz together explains why. Volkswagen's dominance across the passenger-vehicle market- 18 per cent of the total, according to analysts at Citi- ...




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