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Christopher Bruce2013-10-25 17:27:04

Volkswagen Opens Its 16th Factory in China

The Ningbo factory will build cars using the MQB platform

 
 
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The new factory for MQB-platform cars is VW's 16th in China

VolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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has opened its 16th factory in China and 105th factory worldwide. The factory will build 300,000 vehicles a year on VW Group’s MQB platform. The first model being built there is the Skoda SuperbSuperb (modern) Gen.2 [B6]Skoda Superb (modern) Gen.2 [B6]Czech Rep., 2008 > present278 versions
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"This new, state-of-the-art factory is further proof of the Volkswagen Group's comprehensive commitment in China. Here in Ningbo and together with our partners, our pioneering spirit is once again driving economic and technical progress in the Chinese automotive industry,” said VW Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn.

VW and its Chinese joint venture partner SAICShanghaiShanghaiChina, 1958 > 19792 models
built the factory in just under two years. It is located about 150km south of Shanghai and includes a press, body, paint and assembly area.

SAIC and VW operate five factories together and have construction on a sixth has just begun in Urumqi, China. It is also in the planning stages for a factory in Changsha that will be finished in 2015.

VW’s other Chinese factories are operated with FAWHongqiHongqiChina, 1990 > present2 models
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VW believes that it will build four million vehicles a year in China by 2018. 

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