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  1. Business - Companies - VEHICLES

    Volkswagen leads German charge in China's compact-car market

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Competitive pricing has made four of German firm's models the best-selling compacts Volkswagen goes for small cars to score big in China Volkswagen's lead ... only lead to consolidation. Competitive pricing has made four Volkswagen models China's best-selling compacts, boosting Germany's share of the overall passenger market to 24 per cent ...

  2. Business - China Business - GOVERNANCE

    Antitrust body fines Volkswagen and Chrysler, denies targeting foreign firms

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Antitrust authorities hit carmakers Volkswagen and Chrysler with fines Agencies deny targeting foreign firms The mainland's top ... million yuan (HK$353.9 million) were announced against German carmaker Volkswagen's mainland joint venture and US car brand Chrysler. The National Development and Reform Commission ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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