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Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG (German: [ˈfɔlksˌvaːgn̩]), known internationally as Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group, is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. It designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery and offers related services including financing, leasing and fleet management. In 2016, it was the world's largest automaker by sales, overtaking Toyota
Toyota
and keeping this title in 2017, selling 10.7 million vehicles.[9] It has maintained the largest market share in Europe for over two decades.[10] It ranked sixth in the 2017 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group sells passenger cars under the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati
Ducati
brand; and commercial vehicles under the marques MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Commercial Vehicles. It is divided into two primary divisions, the Automotive Division and the Financial Services Division, and as of 2008 had approximately 342 subsidiary companies.[11] VW also has two major joint-ventures in China (FAW- Volkswagen
Volkswagen
and SAIC Volkswagen). The company has operations in approximately 150 countries and operates 100 production facilities across 27 countries. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
was founded in 1937, to manufacture the car which would become known as the Beetle. The company's production grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and in 1965 it acquired Auto Union, which subsequently produced the first post-war Audi
Audi
models. Volkswagen launched a new generation of front-wheel drive vehicles in the 1970s, including the Passat, Polo and Golf; the latter became its bestseller. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
acquired a controlling stake in SEAT
SEAT
in 1986, making it the first non-German marque of the company, and acquired control of Škoda in 1994, of Bentley, Lamborghini
Lamborghini
and Bugatti in 1998, Scania in 2008 and of Ducati, MAN and Porsche
Porsche
in 2012. The company's operations in China have grown rapidly in the past decade with the country becoming its largest market. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Aktiengesellschaft
Aktiengesellschaft
is a public company and has a primary listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, where it is a constituent of the Euro
Euro
Stoxx 50 stock market index, and secondary listings on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange. It has been traded in the United States via American depositary receipts since 1988, currently on the OTC Marketplace. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
delisted from the London Stock Exchange in 2013.[1][12] The state of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
holds 12.7% of the company's shares, granting it 20% of the voting rights.[13]

Contents

1 History

1.1 1937 to 1945 1.2 1945 to 1970 1.3 1970 to 2000 1.4 2000 to present

1.4.1 Emissions scandal 1.4.2 Electrification strategy 2025

2 Operations

2.1 Subsidiaries and marques

3 Product Gallery

3.1 Audi 3.2 Bentley 3.3 Bugatti 3.4 Cupra 3.5 Italdesign 3.6 Lamborghini 3.7 MAN AG 3.8 Porsche 3.9 Scania 3.10 SEAT 3.11 Škoda Auto 3.12 Volkswagen 3.13 Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Commercial Vehicles

4 Corporate affairs

4.1 Ownership 4.2 Stock market listings 4.3 Leadership, sales and market share

5 Sponsorships 6 See also 7 References

7.1 Corporate documents

8 External links

History[edit]

May 26, 1938: Laying the foundation stone of the first Volkswagen plant by Adolf Hitler. In the front right is Ferdinand Porsche.

1937 to 1945[edit]

A 1951 Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Beetle

Volkswagen
Volkswagen
was founded on 28 May 1937 in Berlin
Berlin
as the Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH ("Limited Liability Company for the preparation of the German People's Car", abbreviated to Gezuvor) by the National Socialist Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front).[14][15][16] The purpose of the company was to manufacture the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
car, originally referred to as the Porsche Type 60, then the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Type 1, and commonly called the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Beetle.[17] This vehicle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche's consulting firm, and the company was backed by the support of Adolf Hitler.[18] On 16 September 1938, Gezuvor was renamed Volkswagenwerk GmbH
GmbH
(" Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Factory limited liability company").[14] Shortly after the factory near Fallersleben
Fallersleben
was completed, World War II started and the plant primarily manufactured the military Kübelwagen
Kübelwagen
( Porsche
Porsche
Type 82) and the related amphibious Schwimmwagen (Type 166), both of which were derived from the Volkswagen. Only a small number of Type 60 Volkswagens were made during this time. The Fallersleben
Fallersleben
plant also manufactured the V-1 flying bomb, making the plant a major bombing target for the Allied forces. 1945 to 1970[edit] After the war in Europe, in June 1945, Major Ivan Hirst[17] of the British Army Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) took control of the bomb-shattered factory, and restarted production, pending the expected disposal of the plant as war reparations. However, no British car manufacturer was interested; "the vehicle does not meet the fundamental technical requirement of a motor-car ... it is quite unattractive to the average buyer ... To build the car commercially would be a completely uneconomic enterprise".[19] In 1948, the Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
of USA was offered Volkswagen, but Ernest Breech, a Ford executive vice president said he didn't think either the plant or the car was "worth a damn."[20] Breech later said that he would have considered merging Ford of Germany
Germany
and Volkswagen, but after the war, ownership of the company was in such dispute that nobody could possibly hope to be able to take it over. As part of the Industrial plans for Germany, large parts of German industry, including Volkswagen, were to be dismantled. Total German car production was set at a maximum of 10% of the 1936 car production numbers.[21] The company survived by producing cars for the British Army, and in 1948 the British Government handed the company back over to the German state, and it was managed by former Opel
Opel
chief Heinrich Nordhoff.

The Audi
Audi
F103, in production from 1965 to 1972

Production of the Type 60 Volkswagen
Volkswagen
(re-designated Type 1) started slowly after the war due to the need to rebuild the plant and because of the lack of raw materials, but production grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s. The company began introducing new models based on the Type 1, all with the same basic air-cooled, rear-engine, rear-drive platform. These included the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Type 2 in 1950, the Volkswagen Karmann
Karmann
Ghia in 1955, the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Type 3 in 1961, the Volkswagen Type 4 in 1968, and the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Type 181 in 1969. In 1960, upon the flotation of part of the German federal government's stake in the company on the German stock market, its name became Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft
Aktiengesellschaft
(usually abbreviated to Volkswagenwerk AG). On 1 January 1965, Volkswagenwerk acquired Auto Union
Auto Union
GmbH
GmbH
from its parent company Daimler-Benz. The new subsidiary went on to produce the first post-war Audi
Audi
models, the Audi
Audi
F103 series, shortly afterwards.[22] Another German manufacturer, NSU Motorenwerke
NSU Motorenwerke
AG, was merged into Auto Union on 26 August 1969, creating a new company, Audi
Audi
NSU Auto Union AG (later renamed AUDI AG in 1985).[22] 1970 to 2000[edit]

A Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Golf Mk1; the Golf is the third best-selling car of all-time, selling over 30 million up to 2013

From the late 1970s to 1992, the acronym V.A.G was used by Volkswagen AG as a brand for group-wide activities, such as distribution and leasing. Contrary to popular belief, "V.A.G" had no official meaning, and was never the name of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group.[23] On 30 September 1982, Volkswagenwerk made its first step expanding outside Germany
Germany
by signing a co-operation agreement with the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT, S.A.[22] In order to reflect the company's increasing global diversification from its headquarters and main plant (the Volkswagenwerk in Wolfsburg), on 4 July 1985, the company name was changed again – to Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Aktiengesellschaft
Aktiengesellschaft
( Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG). On 18 June 1986, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG acquired a 51% controlling stake in SEAT, making it the first non-German subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. On 23 December the same year, it became the Spanish company's major shareholder by increasing its share up to 75%.[22] In 1990 – after purchasing its entire equity – Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG took over the full ownership of SEAT, making the company a wholly owned subsidiary, and on 28 March 1991 another step to the expansion of the group's activities was made through the signing of a joint venture partnership agreement with Škoda automobilová a.s. of Czechoslovakia, accompanied with the acquisition of a 30% stake in the Czech car manufacturer,[22] raised later on 19 December 1994 to 60.3% and the year after, on 11 December 1995, to 70% of its shares.[24] Three prestige automotive marques were added to the Volkswagen portfolio in 1998: Bentley, Lamborghini
Lamborghini
and Bugatti.[22] 2000 to present[edit]

The Škoda Superb
Škoda Superb
B6, in production since 2008

On 30 May 2000, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG, after having gradually raised its equity share, turned Škoda Auto
Škoda Auto
into a wholly owned subsidiary.[22] From 2002 up to 2007, the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group's automotive division was restructured so that two major Brand Groups with differentiated profile would be formed,[25] the Audi
Audi
Brand Group focused on more sporty values – consisted of Audi, SEAT
SEAT
and Lamborghini – and the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Brand Group on the field of classic values – consisted of Volkswagen, Skoda, Bentley
Bentley
and Bugatti[26][27] – with each Brand Group's product vehicles and performance being respectively under the higher responsibility of Audi and Volkswagen
Volkswagen
brands. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group revealed on 24 October 2009 that it had made an offer to acquire long-time partner and German niche automotive manufacturer Wilhelm Karmann
Karmann
GmbH
GmbH
out of bankruptcy protection.[28] In November 2009, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG approved the acquisition of assets of Karmann, and planned to restart vehicle production at their Osnabrück
Osnabrück
plant in 2012.[29] In December 2009, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG bought a 49.9% stake in Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche
Porsche
AG (more commonly known as Porsche
Porsche
AG) in a first step towards an 'integrated automotive group' with Porsche.[30][31][32] The merger of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG and Porsche
Porsche
SE was scheduled to take place during the course of 2011. On 8 September 2011, it was announced that the planned merger "cannot be implemented within the time frame provided for in the Comprehensive Agreement." As reasons, unquantifiable legal risks, including a criminal probe into the holding's former management team were given. Both parties "remain committed to the goal of creating an integrated automotive group with Porsche
Porsche
and are convinced that this will take place."[33][34] On 4 July 2012 Volkswagen
Volkswagen
group announced they would wrap up the remaining half of Porsche
Porsche
shares for 4.46 billion euros ($5.58 billion) on 1 August 2012 to avoid taxes of as much as 1.5 billion euros, which would have to be paid if the wrap up happened after 31 July 2014.[35] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG purchased the remaining stake in Porsche
Porsche
AG equaling 100% of the shares in Porsche
Porsche
Zwischenholding GmbH, effectively becoming its parent company as of 1 August 2012.[36] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG completed the purchase of 19.9% of Suzuki
Suzuki
Motor Corporation's issued shares on 15 January 2010.[37][38] Suzuki invested part of the amount received from Volkswagen
Volkswagen
into 1.49% percent of Volkswagen.[39] In 2011, Suzuki
Suzuki
filed a lawsuit at an arbitration court in London requesting that Volkswagen
Volkswagen
return the 19.9% stake.[40] On 25 May 2010, it was announced that Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group, through it subsidiary Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Holding S.p.A., had acquired a 90.1% stake in the Italian automotive design house Italdesign Giugiaro.[41] In only less than three months, the transaction had been completed making the Italian firm a member of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group.[42] In 2015 research showed a security flaw in the keyless ignition of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
and other carmakers' vehicles. Vokswagen spent two years trying to keep the research from the public domain.[43][undue weight? – discuss] On 3 August 2015, Nokia
Nokia
announced that it had reached a deal to sell its Here digital maps division to a consortium of three German automakers—BMW, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group, for €2.8 billion.[44] This was seen as an indication that the automakers were interested in automated cars. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
held a 19.9% non-controlling shareholding in Suzuki
Suzuki
between 2009 and 2015. An international arbitration court ordered Volkswagen to sell the stake back to Suzuki.[45] Suzuki
Suzuki
paid $3.8bn to complete the stock buy-back just hours prior to a major scandal about emissions violations engulfing Volkswagen. Suzuki
Suzuki
had wished to buy Fiat diesel engines.[46] On 17 September 2015, Suzuki
Suzuki
paid $3.8bn to complete a stock buy-back just hours prior to news broke out regarding the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
common-rail TDI engine emissions scandal which engulfed Volkswagen.[46] Emissions scandal[edit] Main article: Volkswagen
Volkswagen
emissions scandal On 18 September 2015, The US EPA announced that Volkswagen
Volkswagen
had installed a "defeat device" software code in the diesel models sold in the US from 2009-15.[47] The code was intended to detect when an emissions test was being conducted, and altered emissions controls for better compliance. Off the test stand, the controls were relaxed, and emissions jumped 35 to 40 times regulatory levels according to investigators at West Virginia University and the California Air Resources Board. 482,000 vehicles are under the recall order, a potential $18 billion ($37,500 per violation) in fines are pending, and news accounts speculate a criminal indictment for the deception is certain.[48][49] The VW Group CEO, Martin Winterkorn, said he was "deeply sorry" and ordered an external investigation.[50] The software code was only revealed when the EPA refused to certify VW's 2016 models for sale in the US unless the corporation provided full disclosure.[51] On Sunday, 20 September 2015, VW Group announced it was halting the sale of its four-cylinder diesel models in the US.[52] The US EPA press release on its Notice of Violation,[47] and the California Air Resources Board letter[53] dated 18 September 2015 contain significant chronological detail of the agencies interaction with VW on the issue. On 22 September 2015, VW AG admitted that 11 million cars worldwide had been fitted with software intended to deceive emissions testing. The company issued a profit warning, saying it had set aside 7.3 billion dollars to fix the fraud.[54] On 23 September 2015, Martin Winterkorn announced his resignation from the CEO position after a crisis meeting of the company board.[55] On 25 September 2015 Matthias Müller was named CEO.[56] Müller was the head of the Porsche
Porsche
marque within the VW corporate umbrella.[57] On April 21, 2017, a US federal judge ordered Volkswagen
Volkswagen
"to pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for rigging diesel-powered vehicles to cheat on government emissions tests." The "unprecedented" plea deal formalized a punishment that Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG agreed to earlier in 2017.[58] Electrification strategy 2025[edit] In 2016, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group announced a corporate "Strategy 2025" that aims to offer 20 new electric cars or plug-in hybrid models by 2020 and 30 all-electric models by 2025. The electric cars will utilize the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group MEB platform chassis for all forms and types of cars and light utility vehicles across several VW Group marques due to its flexibility and floor-mounted battery.[59][60]

VW Caddy (diesel) vehicles will be replaced by StreetScooter
StreetScooter
vans in the Deutsche Post/DHL fleet

In June 2016, it was apparent that Deutsche Post/ DHL Express
DHL Express
- which operates a fleet of approximately 70,000 vehicles worldwide -- would be replacing many of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Caddy vehicles with electric StreetScooter
StreetScooter
vans made by their own subsidiary over the subsequent years. The company had also begun to market the StreetScooter
StreetScooter
to other potential customers.[61] VW Chief Executive Matthias Mueller admitted annoyance. "I, of course, ask myself why Post did not talk to our VW Commercial vehicles division about doing something similar. Let's see if we can still get a foot in the door there."[62] Operations[edit]

Part of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, its largest worldwide

Rooted in Europe, the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group operates in 153 countries.[63] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Passenger Cars is the Group's original marque, and the other major subsidiaries include passenger car marques such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, and Škoda. Volkswagen AG also has operations in commercial vehicles, owning Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, along with controlling stakes in truck, bus and diesel engine manufacturers Scania AB
Scania AB
and MAN SE.[64] Subsidiaries and marques[edit] The Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group comprises 12 principal vehicle manufacturers and their corresponding marques:

AUDI AG, the Audi
Audi
Group, and the Audi
Audi
marque: ~99.55% ownership;[8] formed through the acquisitions of Auto Union
Auto Union
from Daimler-Benz
Daimler-Benz
on 30 December 1964, and NSU Motorenwerke
NSU Motorenwerke
on 9 March 1969 - Audi
Audi
being the sole surviving marque from the Auto Union
Auto Union
combine. Audi
Audi
Sport GmbH
GmbH
is Audi's performance engineering and manufacturing subsidiary.[8] Automobili Lamborghini
Lamborghini
S.p.A., and the Lamborghini
Lamborghini
marque: 100% ownership.[8] AUDI AG acquired Lamborghini
Lamborghini
S.p.A. in September 1998.[65]

Porsche
Porsche
headquarters in Stuttgart

Bentley Motors
Bentley Motors
Ltd including the Bentley
Bentley
marque: 100% ownership by Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG.[8] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
purchased Rolls-Royce & Bentley
Bentley
from Vickers on 28 July 1998,[65] however the purchase did not include the license to use the Rolls-Royce trademark on automobiles, which is controlled by Rolls-Royce Plc.[66] BMW
BMW
outmaneuvered Volkswagen, succeeding in obtaining the rights to use the Rolls-Royce trademark on automobiles. From July 1998 until December 2002, BMW
BMW
continued to supply engines for the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and the Bentley division sold cars under both the Bentley
Bentley
and Rolls-Royce marques, under an agreement with BMW. Bugatti Automobiles
Bugatti Automobiles
S.A.S., and the Bugatti marque: 100% ownership.[8] Bugatti Automobiles
Bugatti Automobiles
S.A.S. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe VOLKSWAGEN France s.a.[67] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
acquired Bugatti International S.A. Holding in July 1998.[65] Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche
Porsche
AG, and the Porsche
Porsche
marque: Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG purchased 49.9% of the shares in Porsche
Porsche
Zwischenholding GmbH
GmbH
(the holding company of Porsche
Porsche
AG) in December 2009.[68] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG purchased the remaining stake in Porsche
Porsche
AG equaling 100% of the shares in Porsche
Porsche
Zwischenholding GmbH, effectively becoming its parent company as of 1 August 2012.[36] Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
100% ownership by Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.;[8] company was bought on 19 July 2012. MAN SE, and the MAN marque (controlling shareholder)[8] Acquired a controlling stake in July 2011, making MAN the 10th marque of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group. 75.03% ownership since as of 6 June 2012[update]. Scania AB
Scania AB
and the Scania marque: Acquired controlling stake in July 2008, making Scania the 9th marque of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group. 100% ownership since 15 January 2015.[69] SEAT, S.A. and the SEAT
SEAT
marque: 100% ownership;[8] initially in 1982 a co-operation agreement with AUDI AG; 51% and 75% ownership in 1986, and full ownership in 1990. SEAT
SEAT
was the first non-German subsidiary of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group.[22] Škoda auto a.s., Škoda Auto, and the Škoda marque: 100% ownership.[8] initially in 1991 a co-operation agreement and 30% ownership;[22] 60.3% and 70% ownership on 1994 and 1995 respectively, 100% ownership since 2000[24]

The Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Commercial Vehicles assembly plant in Hannover, Germany

Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), or German: Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge (VWN): 100% ownership;[8] started operations as an independent entity in 1995. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Passenger Cars, and the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
marque: the founding and flagship marque of the company, 100% ownership.[8]

The Group also owns five defunct marques which are managed through the companies Auto Union
Auto Union
GmbH
GmbH
and NSU GmbH, both of which are 100% owned by AUDI AG:

Auto Union
Auto Union
(the Auto Union
Auto Union
company, together with NSU Motorenwerke
NSU Motorenwerke
AG (NSU), were merged into " Audi
Audi
NSU Auto-Union AG" in 1969. The name was shortened to "AUDI AG" in 1985, and the interlocked four-ring badge from Auto Union is still used by AUDI AG). Dampf-Kraft-Wagen
Dampf-Kraft-Wagen
(DKW) Horch NSU Motorenwerke AG (NSU) – bought in 1969 by Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG, and merged into " Audi
Audi
NSU Auto-Union AG"; the NSU brand has not been used since 1977, while the former NSU manufacturing plant at Neckarsulm
Neckarsulm
is still used for Audi
Audi
assembly. However, the current AUDI AG shares trade under the ticker symbol "NSU". Wanderer

Other subsidiaries:

IAV, 50% ownership MOIA, new mobility services company, 100% ownership[70] Navistar International, 16.6% ownership since February 2017

Product Gallery[edit] Audi[edit]

Audi
Audi
A1

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A1 Sportback

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A3 Cabriolet

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A3 Coupe

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A3 Sedan

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A3 Sportback

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A3 Sportback e-Tron

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A4

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A4 allroad

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A4 Avant

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A4 L

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A5

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A5 Cabriolet

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A5 Sportback

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A6

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A6 allroad quattro

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A6 Avant

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A6 L

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A7 Sportback

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A8

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Q2

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Q3

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Q5

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Q7

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Q7 e-Tron

Audi
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R8

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R8 RWS

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R8 Spyder

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RS3 Sedan

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RS3 Sportback

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RS4 Avant

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RS5

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RS6 Avant

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RS Q3

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S1

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S1 Sportback

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S3 Cabriolet

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S3 Coupe

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S3 Sedan

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S3 Sportback

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S4

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S4 Avant

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S5

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S5 Cabriolet

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S5 Sportback

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S6

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S6 Avant

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SQ5

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SQ7

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TT

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TT RS

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TT RS Roadster

Audi
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TT Roadster

Audi
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TTS

Audi
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TTS Roadster

Bentley[edit]

Bentley
Bentley
Bentayga

Bentley
Bentley
Continental

Bentley
Bentley
Flying Spur

Bentley
Bentley
Mulsanne

Bugatti[edit]

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron Sport

Cupra[edit]

Cupra Ateca

Italdesign[edit]

Italdesign ZeroUno

Italdesign ZeroUno Duerta

Lamborghini[edit]

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Aventador LP 740-4 S

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Aventador LP 740-4 S Roadster

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Huracán LP 580-2 RWD

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Huracán LP 580-2 RWD Spyder

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Huracán LP 610-4

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Huracán LP 640-4 Performante

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Huracán LP 640-4 Performante Spyder

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
Urus

MAN AG[edit]

MAN TGE

MAN TGL

MAN TGM

MAN TGS

MAN TGX

Porsche[edit]

Porsche
Porsche
718 Boxster

Porsche
Porsche
718 Boxster GTS

Porsche
Porsche
718 Boxster S

Porsche
Porsche
718 Cayman

Porsche
Porsche
718 Cayman GTS

Porsche
Porsche
718 Cayman S

Porsche
Porsche
911 Carrera

Porsche
Porsche
911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Porsche
Porsche
911 Carrera 4S

Porsche
Porsche
911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Porsche
Porsche
911 GT2 RS

Porsche
Porsche
911 GT3

Porsche
Porsche
911 GT3 RS

Porsche
Porsche
911 GT3 Touring

Porsche
Porsche
911 Targa 4 GTS

Porsche
Porsche
911 Targa 4S

Porsche
Porsche
911 Turbo

Porsche
Porsche
911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche
Porsche
918 Spyder

Porsche
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Cayenne

Porsche
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Macan

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Macan GTS

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Macan Turbo

Porsche
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Panamera

Porsche
Porsche
Panamera 4 e-Hybrid

Porsche
Porsche
Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche
Porsche
Panamera Sport Turismo e-Hybrid

Porsche
Porsche
Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid

Scania[edit]

Scania R420

Scania R440

Scania R480

Scania R500

Scania R520

Scania R560

Scania R580

Scania R620

Scania R730

SEAT[edit]

SEAT
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Alhambra

SEAT
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Arona

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Ateca

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Ibiza

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Leon

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Leon Cupra

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Leon Cupra 280

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Leon Cupra R

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Leon SC

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Leon ST

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Leon ST Cupra R

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Leon X-Perience

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Mii

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Toledo

Škoda Auto[edit]

Škoda Citigo

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Škoda Fabia Combi

Škoda Karoq

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Škoda Octavia

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Škoda Octavia RS 245

Škoda Octavia Scout

Škoda Rapid

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Škoda Superb

Škoda Superb
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Combi

Volkswagen[edit]

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Ameo

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Arteon

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Atlas

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Beetle

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Beetle Cabriolet

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CrossFox

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e-Golf

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Fox

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Gol

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Corporate affairs[edit] Ownership[edit] Under the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Law, no shareholder in Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG could exercise more than 20 percent of the firm's voting rights, regardless of their level of stock holding.[71] This law was supposed to protect Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group from takeovers.[72] In October 2005, Porsche
Porsche
acquired an 18.53 percent stake in the business, and in July 2006, Porsche
Porsche
increased that ownership to more than 25 percent. Analysts disagreed as to whether the investment was a good fit for Porsche's strategy.[73] On 26 March 2007, after the European Union
European Union
moved against the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
law, Porsche
Porsche
took its holding to 30.9 percent, triggering a takeover bid under German law. Porsche
Porsche
formally announced in a press statement that it did not intend to take over Volkswagen Group, setting its offer price at the lowest possible legal value, but intended the move to avoid a competitor taking a large stake, or to stop hedge funds dismantling Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group, which is Porsche's most important partner.[74] On 16 September 2008, Porsche
Porsche
announced that the company had increased its stake in Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG to 35 percent.[75] By October 2008, Porsche
Porsche
held 42.6 percent of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG's ordinary shares, and held stock options on another 31.5 percent.[76] thus, effectively holding over 74 percent; 42.6 percent actual shares, and the rest as convertible options.[77] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG briefly became the world's most valuable company, as the stock price rose to over €1,000 per share as short sellers tried to cover their positions[78] The substantial investment in Volkswagen
Volkswagen
left Porsche
Porsche
with huge financial burden with its debts accumulating up to 13 billion euros by 2009.[79] Porsche
Porsche
would get emergency infusion of about a billion dollars from Volkswagen.[80] In July 2012, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
completed takeover of Porsche
Porsche
ending the 4 year saga and formed an integrated automotive group with Porsche. Porsche AG would become the 10th brand of Volkswagen. The holding company Porsche
Porsche
SE owns 31 percent shares of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG while maintaining its 50.7 percent of voting rights in the company.[81] As of 31 December 2016[update], share ownership of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG is distributed as follows:[5]

Subscribed capital:

Percentage Shareholder name

30.8% Porsche
Porsche
Automobil Holding SE

22.5% Foreign institutional investors

14.6% Qatar Holding LLC

11.8% State of Lower Saxony

18.0% Private shareholders / Others

02.3% German institutional investors

Voting rights:

Percentage Shareholder name

52.2% Porsche
Porsche
Automobil Holding SE

20.0% State of Lower Saxony

17.0% Qatar Holding LLC

10.8% Others

Stock market listings[edit] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG shares are primarily traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange,[82] and are listed under the 'VOW' and 'VOW3' stock ticker symbols. First listed in August 1961, the shares were issued at a price of DM 350 per DM 100 share,[82] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG shares are now separated into two different types or classes: 'ordinary shares' and 'preference shares'.[82] The ordinary shares are now traded under the WKN 766400 and ISIN DE0007664005 listings, and the preference shares under the WKN 766403 and ISIN DE0007664039 listings.[82] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG shares are also listed and traded on other major domestic and worldwide stock exchanges. In Germany's domestic exchanges, since 1961 these include those in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart. International exchanges include those in Basel (listed in 1967), Geneva (1967), Zürich (1967), Luxembourg (1979), London (1988), and New York (1988).[82] Since the start of trading in 1961, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG shares have been subjected to two stock splits – the first was on 17 March 1969 when they were split at a ratio of 2:1, from a DM 100 share to a DM 50 share. The second split occurred on 6 July 1998, the DM 50 share being converted into a share of no overall nominal value, at a ratio of 1:10.[82] From 23 December 2009, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG preferred shares replaced its ordinary shares in the DAX
DAX
index.[83] Leadership, sales and market share[edit]

Volkswagen
Volkswagen
CEO Martin Winterkorn
Martin Winterkorn
has resigned over the company's manipulation of diesel emissions tests

Volkswagen
Volkswagen
(mbH, GmbH, AG) leaders

Tenure Leader(s)

1937 to 1945 Bodo Lafferentz, Ferdinand Porsche, Jakob Werlin[84]

June 1945 to December 1947 Ivan Hirst
Ivan Hirst
(Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)[17]

1 January 1948 to April 1967 Heinrich Nordhoff[85]

1 May 1968 to September 1971 Kurt Lotz[85]

1 October 1971 to February 1975 Rudolf Leiding[85]

10 February 1975 to December 1980 Toni Schmücker[85]

1 January 1982 to December 1992 Carl Hahn[85]

1 January 1993 to 16 April 2002 Ferdinand K. Piëch[85]

16 April 2002 to 31 December 2006 Bernd Pischetsrieder[85]

1 January 2007 to 23 September 2015 Martin Winterkorn[85][86][87]

since 25 September 2015 Matthias Müller[2]

Top 3 Automakers Global, 2012[88]

Group Units

Toyota 10,104,424

GM 9,285,425

Volkswagen 9,254,742

Top 3 automakers 2012 by global volume, based on OICA data.

The worldwide ranking of automakers is compiled once per year by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers OICA.[89] In 2013, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group's largest single country market was China with 3.27 million units delivered, followed by Germany
Germany
with 1.16 million units. Divided by regions, Western Europe was the largest market of the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group with 3.65 million units in 2013, followed by Asia-Pacific with 3.64 million, and South America with 908,000 units delivered in 2013.[90]

Top 3 Automakers EU27, 2013[91]

Group Units share

Volkswagen 2,957,653 25.0

PSA 1,311,406 11.1

RENAULT 1,076,367 10.4

Top 3 automakers 2013 by EU27 new passenger car volume, based on ACEA data

The European ranking of automakers is compiled monthly by the European Auto Manufacturers' Association ACEA.[91] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
has held the top spot in Europe uninterrupted for more than two decades.[92] The company narrowly missed being the top global automaker in the first half of 2014, selling 5.07 million vehicles in the six months ending June 30, 2014, just behind Toyota
Toyota
which notched up 5.1 million vehicle sales.[93] Sponsorships[edit] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
is heavily involved in sports sponsorship, with investments having included the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2014 Winter Olympics,[94][95] as well as the David Beckham Academy. Volkswagen
Volkswagen
AG wholly owns the Bundesliga
Bundesliga
football side VfL Wolfsburg;[96] the company is also the shirt sponsor of Major League Soccer club D.C. United, League of Ireland Premier Division Sligo Rovers and top level of the Mexican football league system Liga MX
Liga MX
team Puebla F.C. See also[edit]

Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
portal Companies portal Germany
Germany
portal

List of automobile manufacturers List of automobile manufacturers of Germany List of Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group platforms Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Plant

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Volkswagen
Group

Ownership

Porsche
Porsche
SE State of Lower Saxony Qatar Holding LLC Capital Group Companies

Divisions and subsidiaries

Passenger cars

Audi
Audi
(99.55%)

Audi
Audi
Sport

Bentley
Bentley
Motors Bugatti Lamborghini Porsche SEAT Škoda Volkswagen

Commercial vehicles

MAN Truck & Bus Navistar International
Navistar International
(16.6%) Scania Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Caminhões e Ônibus Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Commercial Vehicles

Motorcycles

Ducati

Engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo

Services

Italdesign Giugiaro

Geographic

Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group of America (Electronics Research Laboratory) Volkswagen
Volkswagen
do Brasil Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group China Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Group Sales India

Shareholdings

FAW- Volkswagen
Volkswagen
(40%) Here (33.3%) IAV
IAV
(50%) MAN (75.56%) Navistar International
Navistar International
(16.6%) SAIC Volkswagen
Volkswagen
(50%)

Products and technologies

Platforms Vehicles

Engines

Diesel: current / discontinued Petrol: current / discontinued North America

Technologies

BlueMotion Digifant DSG ETKA FSI Pumpe Düse SDI TDI VAG-COM

Discontinued brands

Auto Union DKW Horch NSU Wanderer

Places

Autostadt Ehra-Lessien Factories

People

Ferdinand Porsche
Porsche
(founder) Carl Hahn
Carl Hahn
(Chairman Emeritus) Ivan Hirst
Ivan Hirst
(former Managing Director) Rudolf Leiding
Rudolf Leiding
(former CEO) Kurt Lotz
Kurt Lotz
(former CEO) Heinrich Nordhoff
Heinrich Nordhoff
(former Managing Director) Ferdinand Piëch
Ferdinand Piëch
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