VW sets new production record
- January 3, 2018
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: Industry News
Volkswagen set a new record for vehicles produced last year, with more six million vehicles rolling off the production line.
Thomas Ulbrich, member of the board of management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for production and logistics, said, ‘More than six million vehicles produced in 12 months – there is one thing that this shows above all: our plants and employees are continually improving their production competence. We have top teams in production which successfully master growing demand from customers.’
This development is driven by the long-standing best-sellers Jetta, Golf, Santana, Passat and Polo, growing demand for the Tiguan and recently launched products such as the new Polo, Arteon and T-Roc. Overseas models have also contributed to the production record. The Chinese Santana sedan is an especially popular model.
The Volkswagen brand produces vehicles at more than 50 plants in 14 countries.