Volkswagen in Mexico further expands its long-standing commitment to nature conservation and biodiversity here, and has announced its “Think Blue. Nature.” programme at its Puebla plant today. Called “Eco Chavos” (young people for the environment), the new project encourages participation of 10,000 young people over 3 years.
Volkswagen Group India has sold 5140 cars in February 2014. For February 2014, Volkswagen India reported 3100 units sold as compared to 5200 cars sold in February 2013. This equates to 40% sales decline.
Volkswagen Group aims to meet challenges faced by the automotive industry as was announced by Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, just before the opening of the Geneva Motor Show: “With our ?Future Tracks? initiative, we intend to break new ground and to reorient our thinking and our action. For this purpose, the best developers, production experts and strategists will all work together.”
An undisguised prototype of the 2014 Volkswagen Polo facelift was recently caught on test in China. While modifications are aplenty, it would take a keen eye to note the design differences on Polo facelift as compared to the current Polo in circulation.
Volkswagen has revealed that their global employee strength today, stands at about 573,000. This is up from 325,000 back in 2007, adding about over 100 employees everyday during the period.
The month of December will be the best time to make car purchases, even though it may mean lower resale value. Car manufacturers in India are announcing price hikes across range with effect from 1st January 2014 citing higher input costs.
Volkswagen and Google have introduced SmileDrive, a new in-car application that can be downloaded via the Google play store. This application is specially suited to those who spend countless hours in solitude in the confines of their car and are in need of some form of entertainment to take off from the drudgery of driving long distances all alone.
Volkswagen Brand won a total of 20 Lions at the Cannes Creative Festival, the most renowned annual awards show in the creative communications industry. Beating other automakers in these awards, the Volkswagen Brand was voted as among the best in the industry in a total of 7 categories by a jury consisting of 300 members.