Headquarters: Wolfsburg / Germany

Founded in: 1937

Employees: 186,370

The Volkswagen brand is one of the world’s most successful volume carmakers. The Group’s core brand maintains facilities in 14 countries, where it produces vehicles for customers in more than 150 nations. Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered a record 6.3 million vehicles worldwide in 2018 (+0.5%). The Volkswagen Passenger Cars vision is “Moving people and driving them forwards”. The “TRANSFORM 2025+” strategy therefore centers on a global model initiative through which the brand aims to lead innovation, technology and quality in the volume segment.

 The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand unveiled its new brand design which creates a new global brand experience. This focuses on the new logo, which has a flat twodimensional design and is reduced to its essential elements for more flexible use in digital applications. With its new brand design, Volkswagen is presenting itself as more modern, more human and more authentic. This marks the start of a new era for Volkswagen, the product aspect of which is represented by the all-electric ID.3. As the first model in the ID. product line, this highly efficient and fully connected zero emissions car is based on the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB) and will be on the road from 2020. Volkswagen announced in 2019 that it wants also make its MEB available for other manufacturers

The lifestyle-oriented T-Roc Cabriolet expanded this popular crossover model range in the reporting year. For more than four decades, the Golf has been the most successful European car. The eighth generation of the bestseller launched at the end of the reporting year: digitalized, connected and intuitive to operate. No fewer than five hybrid versions are electrifying the compact class. Assisted driving is available up to a speed of 210 km/h. 

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